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Become confident in applying Polyvagal practices in your clinical work!
The next cohort begins 10th June ‘22  •  Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
 

An Invitation from Deb Dana…

I'm excited to announce that enrolment is now open for my 6-month immersive programme! This is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your own nervous system and learn the fundamentals of Polyvagal-Informed Therapy.

Polyvagal theory has profoundly changed our healing ability by offering insight into the inner workings of our bodies and nervous systems. Backed by decades of scientific research, it offers the roadmap that will help clients overcome anxiety, depression, traumatic stress reactions, panic, burnout, insomnia, and much more!

Now you can become an effective Polyvagal-Informed therapist through our comprehensive, state of the art programme!

This is your special invitation to join me and my team of Polyvagal-Informed senior trainers…

… for this deeply interactive learning experience where you'll master Polyvagal-Informed skills through personal exploration clinical demonstrations, experiential learning sessions, and engaging, face-to-face webinars.

You'll work step-by-step in small groups with my trusted trainers and consultants throughout the course… and spend two sessions with me to get answers to your specific questions.

This programme takes you beyond the basics and I'm proud to partner with PESI UK to offer it to you.

Space is limited to 48 clinicians… register today and start your journey!

Deb Dana
Sincerely,
Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice

An Immersive 6-Month Programme to Become Polyvagal-Informed
The next cohort begins 10th June · Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
REGISTER TODAY for just £1,499!
Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours

This unique programme offers a deeply interactive learning experience and grounding in Polyvagal Theory.

Hand selected by Deb Dana, the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers and consultants will guide you through this immersive 6-month programme to help you gain the confidence and expertise you need to successfully integrate Polyvagal Theory into your clinical practice.

In this course you will learn:
  • How to understand and work with your own autonomic nervous system
  • The organising principles of Polyvagal Theory
  • How to create autonomic maps and use them as a guide in treatment
  • Skills to track habitual response patterns
  • Ways to build individual and interactive resources to shape the nervous system toward connection
  • Practices that engage the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system
  • Working with therapeutic rupture and repair
  • Beginning techniques to reshape the autonomic nervous system
  • How to introduce a Polyvagal approach into clinical practice

As you move through this programme, the trainers and consultants will bring the theory to life in their teachings, practices and in the way they navigate the world. By the end of this course, you'll befriend your own nervous system, learn the theory, and embody the practices!

Seats are limited to 48 per cohort, make sure you reserve your spot today — only £1,499!

Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice
An Immersive 6-Month Programme to Become Polyvagal-Informed
The next cohort begins 10th June · Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
REGISTER TODAY for just £1,499!
Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours
HOW THE 6-MONTH PROGRAMME WORKS
 

Deb's programme is divided into five comprehensive modules with over 49 hours of LIVE training, LIVE Q&As, recorded lectures, readings, plus hands-on large and small group work.

Upon registration, the course will kick off with preliminary self-study content from Deb. Then on 1st June, the self-study component for Module 1 will be available in your portal. On 10th June, we come together for the first live virtual training. Subsequent self-study modules with Deb will be available in your portal after each virtual live training module.

As you move through the programme, Deb's senior trainers and consultants will walk alongside you through live trainings, experiential and consultation sessions—module by module—to bring the theory to life in their teaching, practices and in the way they navigate the world.

In addition to Deb's presence throughout the programme through the recorded content, Deb will offer two 90-minute Q&A sessions during the series. Along with reviewing the written and recorded material, you will be asked to complete practice assignments between training dates to gain confidence and expertise.

You'll also get lifetime access to Deb's comprehensive course materials, including her recorded sessions, slides, handouts, and exercises she's developed to add to your clinical toolbox and use with your clients.

By registering for this immersive programme, you agree to watch all the training videos and read the assigned material prior to each live session. You also agree to attend all live training and consultation sessions.

By the end of this course, you'll befriend your own nervous system, learn the theory, and embody the practices!

  • Watch 15 hours of recorded training videos
  • Attend the following live online sessions
    • 2 CPD hours - Introductions, meet and greet
    • 15 CPD hours - Module 1-5 trainings
    • 3 CPD hours - Trainer experiential
    • 4 CPD hours - Small group consultation
    • 1.5 CPD hours - Consultant experiential
    • 3 CPD hours - Q&A with Deb Dana
  • Read the comprehensive resource manual and handouts, exercises and reading
  • Successfully complete post-tests
Please note: This training is a cohort course with 48 attendees that will be broken into twelve groups of four. You'll also be paired with another participant in a Polyvagal Partnership.
 
Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice
An Immersive 6-Month Programme to Become Polyvagal-Informed
The next cohort begins 10th June · Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
REGISTER TODAY for just £1,499!
Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

By registering for this immersive programme, you agree to watch all the training videos and read the assigned material prior to each live session. You also agree to attend all live training and consultation sessions. However, we get it, emergencies can come up. If you're absolutely unable to attend the consultation sessions, please note the recordings will not be available afterwards for confidentiality reasons.
We've made it easy to enrol! Get started today for just £200! Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information.
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours.
This is a hybrid 5-module cohort course with over 40 hours of exclusive live training and consultation sessions with Deb's senior trainers including hands-on large and small group work, plus exclusive Q&A with Deb. The pre-recorded trainings are with Deb.
You'll get unlimited access to Deb's comprehensive course materials, including her recorded sessions, slides, handouts, and official exercises she's developed to add to your clinical toolbox and use with your clients.
Our mission is to help you thrive in your practice. If you're not 100% satisfied and decide this programme is not for you within 30 days, contact us and we'll make it right.
Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice takes you beyond the basics. There is no other training programme in the clinical application of Polyvagal theory like this.

Developed by Deb Dana, this comprehensive training programme is designed to help you apply what Deb's learned over the years to your practice — no matter what approaches you already use, this will integrate beautifully into your work and add to your skills as a therapist.

Along with her trusted inner circle of senior trainers, Deb's foundational training programme will help you bring Polyvagal Theory into your practice with confidence and guide you on the path towards becoming truly Polyvagal-Informed!
 
PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
 
Introduction and Orientation to Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice Series
In this session, we'll begin the paradigm shift to looking through the lens of the nervous system to embody the practices. You'll learn how the structure of the training supports the dual focus of getting to know your own nervous system and how to bring a Polyvagal approach to clinical work. You'll meet the training and consulting team and all the members of the cohort as well as spend time with your Polyvagal partner, small consultation group, and your group of 16.
10th June · 14.00-16.00 BST | Interactive session with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT, as well as consultants Jennie Knott, LICSW, Stacey Whittaker, and Deborah Ellenor
Live component | 10th June · 14.00-16.00 BST
  • Learn how the structure of the programme supports the dual focus of getting to know your own nervous system and how to bring a Polyvagal approach to clinical work
  • Meet the training staff
  • Large group brief introductions
  • Small group introductions with assigned consultant
  • Four-person consultation groups
  • Polyvagal Partnerships
  • Full group Q&A

Module 1 — Getting to Know the Nervous System
In this live online session, the framework of the hierarchy will be used to look at the relationship between states and explore the essential need for ventral vagal oversight in the system. Module 1 materials will be the entry point into the process of befriending your own nervous system.
24th June · 14.00-17.00 BST | Module 1 live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT..
Self-Study component | Released 1st June
  • Becoming Polyvagal-Informed
  • Why Study Polyvagal Theory
  • Getting to Know the Nervous System
  • From Safety to Survival
  • Vagal Brake Discussion
  • Vagal Brake Demo with Lacey
  • Vagal Brake Demo with Tina
  • Honouring the Vagal Brake Meditation
  • Why We Map
  • The Personal Profile Map
  • The Personal Profile Map Demo
  • The Skill of Savouring
  • Savouring Demo
  • An Integrated System Meditation
  • Creating Ventral Vagal Anchors
  • Creating Ventral Vagal Anchors with Pete
  • Soup of the Day Sharing and Discussion
Live component | 24th June · 14.00-16.00 BST
  • Discussion of the autonomic hierarchy
  • Review of autonomic mapping
  • Vagal Brake live demo and dyadic practice
  • Exploration of ventral regulation
  • Q&A
  • Discussion of homework assignments

Small Group Consultation
In your small group consultation, you will review the Personal Profile Map and discuss material from the first module with time for Q&A.
8th July · Varying one hour time slots will be available | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior consultants.

Trainer Experiential
In this 90-minute session, you will meet with one of the trainers in a group of 24 for Q&A and an experiential practice to deepen your understanding of the material from Module 1.
15th July · 14.00-15.30 BST | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.

Module 2 — Autonomic Protection and Connection
In this live online session, autonomic patterns of protection and connection will be explored through getting to know the three pathways of neuroception and working with elements of the social engagement system.
29th July · 14.00-17.00 BST | Module 2 interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.
Self-Study component | Released 25th June
  • Exploring a Polyvagal Approach
  • Exploring Neuroception
  • The Social Engagement System
  • Why We Track
  • Discussion of Foundations Demos
  • The Triggers and Glimmers Map
  • Triggers and Glimmers Map demo
  • SIFTing Demo with Jen
  • SIFTing with Pete
  • SIFTing Discussion
  • Talking about Art Mapping
  • Four Map Tracking
  • Four Map Tracking with Cameron
  • Exploring the Social Engagement Scale
  • Feeling the Face Heart Connection Meditation
  • Exploring Regulated Pathways
Live component | 29th July · 14.00-17.00 BST
  • Working with Triggers and Glimmers
  • SIFTing live demo and dyadic practice
  • Sending cues of welcome and warning
  • Q&A
  • Discussion of homework assignments

Live Q&A with Deb Dana
In this first live Q&A with Deb Dana, you will have the opportunity to talk with Deb about what you are learning, how it is changing how you understand yourself and your clients, and ask questions about application to your clinical work.
22nd July · 14.00-15.30 BST | Interactive Q&A video call with Deb Dana.


Small Group Consultation
In your small group consultation, you will review the Triggers and Glimmers Map and discuss material from the second module with time for Q&A.
12th August 12 · Varying one hour time slots will be available | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior consultants.
*Please note these consultation sessions will not be recorded for confidentiality reasons.

Consultant Experiential
In this 90-minute experiential session, you will meet with your group of 16 and primary consultant to engage in an experiential practice that deepens your capacity to notice your own autonomic state and anchor in regulation.
19th August · 14.00-15.30 BST | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior consultants.

Module 3 — Resourcing Regulation
In this live online session, you'll discuss the moments of rupture that inevitably happen in clinical work and the process of autonomic repair. You'll explore a variety of ways to return to, and anchor in, regulation.
2nd September · 14.00-17.00 BST | Module 3 live interactive online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.
Self-Study component | Released 30th July
  • Emergent Properties
  • The Stress to Stretch Continuum
  • Playing with Proximity
  • Setting up a Session
  • The Story of Three States
  • Exploring States
  • Pathways of Connection
  • Safely Connected
  • Three Circuits/Six States
  • Regulating Resources Map
  • Regulating Resource Map Demo with Pete
  • How to use the Time and Tone Graph
  • Time and Tone Graph and Discussion
  • Creating a Personal Connection Plan
  • Introducing Polyvagal Theory Demo with Pete
  • Talking Polyvagal Theory with Jerry
  • Rupture and Repair
  • Rupture and Repair Discussion
  • Self-Compassion Practice
  • Looking for Playful Moments
  • Map, Track, Honour, Nourish Meditation
  • Safely Still Meditation
Live component | 2nd September · 14.00-17.00 BST
  • Working with regulating resources
  • Introducing Polyvagal Theory to clients
  • Blended States
  • Q&A
  • Discussion of homework assignments

Small Group Consultation
In your small group consultation, you will review the Regulating Resources Map and discuss material from the third module with time for Q&A.
9th September · Varying one hour time slots will be available | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior consultants.
*Please note these consultation sessions will not be recorded for confidentiality reasons.

Module 4 — Navigating the Hierarchy
In this live online session, the focus will be on the relationship between states and the ways the system is shaped by moving down and up the hierarchy. A variety of ways to travel between states and increase autonomic flexibility will be explored.
14th October · 14.00-17.00 BST | Module 4 interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.
Self-Study component | Released 3rd September
  • The Autonomic Benefits of the Natural World
  • "Naturescape" downloadable video
  • Beginning a Session
  • Five Minute Check-In
  • Creating Continuums
  • Continuum Demo
  • Three New Ways
  • Shaping with Movement
  • Moving Through the Hierarchy
  • Mirrored Movement
  • Moving with a Couple
  • Energy and Actions
  • Breath
  • Vocalization
  • Musical Maps
  • Musical Maps with Carlie
  • Reflecting with Compassion - Loving Kindness
  • Solitude to Social
  • Solitude to Social Revisited
  • Anchored in Ventral Meditation
  • Demo with Donna
Live component | 14th October · 14.00-17.00 BST
  • Shaping Practices
  • Listening to Stories of Three States live demo and dyadic practice
  • Q&A
  • Discussion of homework assignments, plan for between module work

Live Q&A with Deb Dana
In this second live Q&A with Deb Dana, you will have the opportunity to talk with Deb about what you are learning, how it is changing how you understand yourself and your clients, and ask questions about application to your clinical work.
30th September · 14.00-15.30 BST | Interactive Q&A video call with Deb Dana.


Small Group Consultation
In your small group consultation, you'll review ways to shape the system and discuss material from the fourth module with time for Q&A.
4th November · Varying one hour time slots will be available | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior consultants.
*Please note these consultation sessions will not be recorded for confidentiality reasons.

Trainer Experiential
In this 90-minute session, you will meet with one of the Foundations Series senior trainers in a group of 24 to create your Polyvagal Launch Plan.
18th November · 14.00-15.30 BST | Interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.

Module 5 — Integration and Ending
In this final live online session, you will explore what it means to be polyvagal informed and discuss the essential elements of Polyvagal-Informed therapy.
2nd December · 14.00-17.00 BST | Module 5 interactive live online training with the Foundations of Polyvagal senior trainers Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, and Tove Borgendale, LMT.
Self-Study component | Released 15th October
  • Autonomic Alphabets
  • Using Pie Charts
  • Exploring the Hierarchy
  • Sending and Receiving Ventral Energy
  • Engaging in Autonomic Change
  • The Experience of Being Between
  • Forgiveness
  • Transcendent Experiences
  • Safety is the Treatment
  • The Flow of Therapy
  • Polyvagal Guided Practice
  • Building a Micro-Community
  • Launch Plan
  • Benevolence Meditation
  • Polyvagal Theory in the Sand Demo
  • Demo with Steve
Live component | 2nd December · 14.00-17.00 BST
  • Sending and Receiving Ventral Energy live demo and dyadic practice
  • The Steps of a Polyvagal-Informed Session
  • What it means to be Polyvagal-Informed
  • Large group discussion of next steps and final words
Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice
An Immersive 6-Month Programme to Become Polyvagal-Informed
The next cohort begins 10th June · Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
REGISTER TODAY for just £1,499!
Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours
Meet the Course Experts:

Deb Dana
Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and author specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical work. She is trained in Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Tapas Acupressure Technique, and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center.

 

Deb is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. She is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton, 2020), Befriending Your Nervous System (Sounds True, 2020), Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory, co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton 2018), and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart (Norton, 2020).

To learn more, visit www.rhythmofregulation.com.
Foundations Senior Trainers:

Peggy Hough

Peggy Hough, MA, LCPC, CACD, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor and Certified Alcohol and Other Addiction Counsellor specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders and trauma. Peggy has worked and studied with Pia Mellody and is a certified PIT Therapist (Post-Induction Therapy). She completed the three-year Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Programme based on Peter Levine's ground-breaking research on the treatment of trauma. She is an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master's Level Clinician. Peggy’s most recent passion is her work with Polyvagal Theory. After studying the theory based on Stephen Porges’ work and having the opportunity to assist Deb Dana in teaching the theory, Peggy now teaches the foundations of the theory to students around the world under the supervision of Deb Dana.

Peggy works with adolescents and adults in individual, group, couples, and family therapy. She has been in private practice for over thirty years and has extensive clinical expertise with diverse populations and has worked with multidisciplinary staffs. Peggy’s clinical work history includes working in treatment and hospital settings as well as private practice. She conducts clinical trainings on a variety of subjects and provides clinical supervision.

Drawing from her own recovery, education, spiritual journey, and the wisdom of her many beloved mentors, Peggy works primarily from a family systems orientation and is Polyvagal-guided. Her goal has consistently been to help individuals identify and build on their own strengths to achieve their personal goals.


Tove Borgendale

Tove Borgendale, LMT, has over 25 years of experience working with complex and preverbal trauma and takes a holistic approach to healing body/mind/spirit and heart. She is licensed as a massage therapist with a focus in developmental and strain trauma as it relates directly to befriending, honouring and trusting our bodies. In addition to multiple hands-on modalities, Tove draws upon Barbara Brennan energy healing, Nondual Kabbalistic Healing, Nondual Shamanism, and Polyvagal Theory in her work with clients.

Tove is a mother, a visual artist, and a teacher of Nondual Shamanism, as well as multiple topics in Polyvagal Theory, including assisting Deb Dana in her Rhythm of Regulation and Foundations Trainings. She loves helping people become more fully themselves.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"…Deb Dana brilliantly transforms a neurobiologically-based theory into clinical practice and Polyvagal Theory comes alive." — Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Originator of Polyvagal Theory
"Absolutely wonderful… I learned so much new information, it will be incredibly helpful in my work! I have been in practice for 25 years; Thank you!" — Anya G.
"Thank you...I needed this! Dana was smooth, professional, supportive, and safe." — Jaci B.
"So enjoyed this course that I've just purchased two books by the presenter (one coming out soon)." — Jean P.

 
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call within 14 days at 01235 847393. We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.
 
Deb Dana's Foundations of Polyvagal-Informed Practice
An Immersive 6-Month Programme to Become Polyvagal-Informed
The next cohort begins 10th June · Space is limited to 48 clinicians!
REGISTER TODAY for just £1,499!
Interested in a payment plan? Get started today for just £200.
Click here for Payment Plan Information
Earn up to 43.5 CPD Hours

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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