Being a trauma and addiction psychotherapist is very challenging work. We form deep, often life changing connections with people who are looking to us for help. We search for new ways to alleviate their suffering, while often developing our own vicarious trauma. How can we be most effective? What is the best way to understand trauma and its companions; dissociation, self-harm, and addiction? Are they a disease that needs curing? Or is there another way of understanding these embodied responses? Fortunately, recent neuroscience research is revealing something that many therapists recognized forty years ago. The answer to these questions lies in the wisdom of the body.
My Felt Sense Polyvagal Model (FSPM) shifts the current pathologising paradigm to an embodied strength-based approach. Over decades of experience I have created a treatment model that harnesses two innate healing processes in the body, neuroception (polyvagal theory) and interoception (felt sense). The FSPM incorporates the latest research in Stephen Porges Polyvagal theory with the powerful work of Eugene Gendlin’s Felt Sense/Focusing psychotherapy. This enables us to appreciate trauma/addictive behaviors as adaptive responses in maladaptive environments. The model offers a powerful somatic treatment modality by teaching clinicians ways to track and shape these two embodied processes. Clients gradually reclaim connection with their bodies in a gentle and safe journey of integration.
This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.
|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|HANDOUT 1 (16.6 MB)||35 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|HANDOUT 2 (98 MB)||40 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Extra Handout - Body Cards (11.5 MB)||19 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Extra Handout - Client 6Fs (859.3 KB)||1 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Extra Handout - Clinician 6Fs (828 KB)||1 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Extra Handout - Four Circles (506.3 KB)||2 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT, is an author, teacher and seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist. She is an educational partner and course developer with the Polyvagal Institute where she teaches a certification course based on her book Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge 2021. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto and a Certifying Co-Ordinator with the International Focusing Institute. Jan is co-director of the Borden Street Clinic where she supervises graduate students. She enjoys teaching all over the world. You can reach her at janwinhall.com
Financial: Jan Winhall maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the University of Toronto, Athabasca University, Smith College, and Yorkville University. She receives royalties as a published author. Jan Winhall receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jan Winhall has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Introduction to the development and application of the 3 versions of the FSPM over 40 years
In depth examination of the second version of the FSPM: Attachment/Trauma/ Interpersonal Neurobiology
In depth examination of the third version of the FSPM/Polyvagal Theory
Presentation of the Embodied Assessment and Treatment Tool (EATT)
Each day will include didactic presentation, case examples, somatic practices, and demos.
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