Regulated and Resilient: A Polyvagal Guide to Navigating Challenging Times

This is a 1 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 22, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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We are wired for connection. Our nervous systems are social structures that find balance and stability in relationships with others. Our biology shapes the way we navigate living, loving, and working.

Polyvagal Theory offers a way to use this understanding in service of individuals, families, communities, and global well-being. It explains the science of connection and offers a map of the nervous system to guide our exploration.

The ability to navigate the challenges of everyday life is a marker of well-being and is dependent on the autonomic nervous system. What begins with our biology becomes the story that shapes our days.

Polyvagal Theory gives us a map of the ways our bodies respond to both the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life. When we are anchored in the safety of a regulated nervous system, pathways of connection come alive. Then we can travel those pathways in service of healing.

In this presentation, Deb will look through the lens of the nervous system to explore ways to listen with curiosity and compassion to emerging autonomic states. Our goal is to answer the essential question, “What does the nervous system need in this moment to find safety in connection?”

  • Develop an understanding of how the autonomic nervous system shapes behaviors and beliefs
  • Utilize practices to engage the regulating pathways of the autonomic nervous system

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and author specializing in complex trauma.

Deb is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, consultant to Khiron Clinics, and advisor to Unyte. She is the developer of the signature Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series. She is also known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is understandable and accessible for clinicians and curious people alike.

Deb’s clinical work published with W.W. Norton includes:

  • The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation;
  • Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client Centered Practices; and
  • the Polyvagal Flip Chart.

Deb partners with Sounds True to bring her polyvagal perspective to a general audience. This includes the audio program Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory and the book Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory.

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Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Develop an understanding of how the autonomic nervous system shapes behaviors and beliefs
  • Utilize practices to engage the regulating pathways of the autonomic nervous system

This training offers 1 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

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