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Introduction to Polyvagal Theory: Basics Of Practice & Applied Polyvagal Practice

JIBC - New Westminster
July 14, 2020 - July 17, 2020 09:00 am to 04:30 pm

Learners have the option to complete the first two days of event on July 14-15, 2020 or complete the full four days on Polyvagal Practice, Jul 14-17. Participants will receive a reduced tuition rate if registering for all four days.

In the first two-day of the event, the learner will gain an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and apply these principles to understanding how the autonomic nervous system impacts the therapeutic relationship and the clinical process. We will explore how to map autonomic states and state shifts, how to work with autonomic cues of danger, and experiment with co- and self-regulating interventions to increase the capacity for maintaining a ventral vagal state. Click on the below to register for the first two-days 

Introduction & Applied Polyvagal Practice

Completing the full four days event, the learner will gain an understanding of Polyvagal-guided interventions and how to apply them with a variety of client populations. We will explore the biology of connection, the cues of safety that support reorganization of the autonomic nervous system, interventions using the Social Engagement System, specific practices to begin to shape the autonomic nervous system toward connection, and the role of the clinician's autonomic state in the therapy process.

This event is appropriate for clinicians in all areas of the helping professions. The teaching modalities include didactic materials, dyadic experiential exercises, and role plays.

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About the instructor of the event: DEB DANA, LCSW, specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is the coordinator of the traumatic stress research consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton, 2018) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Norton, 2018).

Deb received her B.A. in social welfare and her M.S.W., both from the University of Southern Maine. She is trained in Internal Family Systems, Tapas Acupressure Technique, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She completed the certificate program in traumatic stress studies at the Trauma Center.

To learn more about Deb’s work, visit www.debdanalcsw.com orwww.rhythmofregulation.com

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Last updated March 3, 2020