Virtual Clinical Intensive: The Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practice (Part Two)
When: Tuesday, March 30 - 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes
This is a continuation of Part One of the Clinical Intensive: Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice.
We know that traumatic events rewire the nervous system, meaning that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) can be more easily moved into a survival state that supports fear and defense. This often leads to clients feeling easily agitated, always scanning the environment for signs of danger, or numbing and completely shutting off from the world.
When their nervous system moves into self-protection mode, their physiology prevents them from being able to feel safe, connect with others, or heal mental and physical wounds, which compounds their suffering.
By using the tools and insights of the Polyvagal Theory, Deb Dana, LCSW will help providers help clients find their way back to safety. This follows Deb's Conversations with Dr. Tony, which provides an overview of the theory.
Deb will assist providers to understand the cues of danger that cause clients to become more angry, anxious, or to shut down. Providers will learn to bring awareness to the cues that signal fear or discomfort in clients and will learn and understand the ways in which we can attend to those experiences and help clients return to regulation.
This 2-part virtual clinical intensive will help participants to do the following:
- Build self-confidence and a sense of agency by focusing on the natural healing capacity every individual possesses.
- Increase resilience in individuals by enriching their natural healing capabilities and providing them with helpful tools and skills to overcome challenges.
- Decrease the transmission of trauma and perpetuation of adverse experiences from one generation to the next by alleviating the debilitating effects of trauma
- Empower individuals to thrive in their own lives and support their physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
- Utilize the ideas of polyvagal theory to help clients feel safe enough to get to the real issues so they can heal from trauma, depression and other mental health challenges.
The registration link will register you for both parts. Participants will also be asked to complete a short survey before and after the series.