Many of our clients struggle to find and maintain the safety needed to face the risks and the wonder inherent in living.
The Polyvagal Theory has been termed the science of safety. This safety allows us to regulate our emotions, process our trauma memories, and engage with others successfully.
This work gives us a psychological and physiological understanding of our shifts through mobilization, disconnection, and engagement. Dr. Stephen Porges’ evidenced perspective shapes new approaches to trauma treatment, relational concerns, and mood disorders.
Your presenter, Dr. Debra Alvis, will give you the science and theory in easy to understand language…and in an applied manner. End the day knowing how to map the autonomic response and how to repattern the autonomic nervous system for safety.
Experiential exercises and worksheets provided in the live webcast will guide you in the application of polyvagal knowledge to clinical work.
Watch Debra for this exciting day of theory, research, and application. A well-seasoned and national presenter, she brings an extensive background in neuroscience, the experience of a twenty-five-year clinical practice, and a love of whole-person treatment approaches to the seminar.
Enjoy anecdotes, take in clinical scenarios designed to clarify application principles, and practice interventions with Debra’s expert guidance. Return to your practice with:
|Manual - Polyvagal Essentials for Every Clinician (10.7 MB)||71 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Debra Alvis, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience in supporting clients’ recovery from shame, trauma, anxiety, depression and relational concerns. A seasoned international presenter and consultant, Dr. Alvis is a therapeutic yoga educator and retired as faculty from the University of Georgia where she developed and led the Mind/Body Program. The program included a clinician training program integrating contemplative approaches in psychotherapy. A thirty-five-year personal contemplative practice, research experience, and a deep understanding of applied neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, and compassion resiliency further enrich her presentations. She draws upon this unique background to provide effective and easily applicable skills designed for immediate integration into clinician’s practices.
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The Polyvagal Theory & How It Drives Behaviours
Building Skills to Assess & Increase Safety
Strengthen Self-Regulation Skills
Establish Disorder-Specific Skills to Address Mood and Attachment
Negotiate Trauma Treatment – Explore Abuse and Neglect Responses
Recognize Autonomic States & Strengthen Resiliency Through Contemplative Practice
Expedite Recovery, Increase Well-Being – The Polyvagal Therapeutic Container
Returning to Practice Integrating a Polyvagal Approach
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