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Digital Seminar

Putting Polyvagal Theory into Practice: Nervous-system based Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and more


Faculty:
Deborah Dana, LCSW, LICSW
Duration:
6 Hours 21 Minutes
Copyright:
Sep 29, 2022
Product Code:
POS058115
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

At the heart of our client’s symptoms – from anxiety and depression to traumatic stress and more – is a dysregulated nervous system.

Polyvagal theory finally presents a clear roadmap of our nervous system that can guide both therapists and clients to the source of their most troubling symptoms.

And Polyvagal-informed treatments provide interventions that not only empower clients to understand how their nervous system shapes their experiences, but also gives them powerful methods to re-shape those experiences in therapy.

Watch Deb Dana, the world’s foremost translator of Polyvagal theory into clinical practice, in this all-new training based on her best-selling book Polyvagal Exercises for Safety & Connection as she shows you, step-by-step to:

  • Track a client’s experience through their autonomic nervous system and uncover the specific places that keep them stuck
  • Interrupt and re-shape habitual autonomic patterns that cause their emotional suffering, maladaptive thoughts, and un-helpful or impulsive behaviours
  • Learn how to introduce Polyvagal practices in session
  • See and experience real demonstrations
  • BONUS: 90 days of unlimited on-demand replays of your training

With Deb Dana’s practical guidance, it’s now possible to get beneath symptoms and show clients how to safely listen to the “story” of their autonomic nervous system and to re-shape their experience toward safety and connection.

Understanding the human nervous system through a Polyvagal lens has been a game-changer for therapists across modalities. There is no better way to learn it than through experiencing it yourself in this highly practical, intervention-rich training.

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Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



CPD

PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 6.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Deb Dana, LCSW, LICSW, is a clinician and consultant 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 a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor at Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte.

 

Deb 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 (forthcoming from Sounds True), 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 rhythmofregulation.com or www.polyvagalinstitute.org.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Deborah Dana maintains a private practice, is an advisor with Unyte/iLS and is a consultant with the Veterans Association and Khiron Clinics. She receives a consulting fee and speaker honorarium from Sounds True. Deborah Dana receives a speaking honorarium from Life Architect and Embody Lab and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Deborah Dana has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Objectives

  1. Propose language to successfully introduce nervous system-based interventions with clients.
  2. Evaluate the five phases of the BASIC approach to polyvagal-informed treatments.
  3. Apply one exercise from each phase of the BASIC approach.
  4. Assess timing of moving between phases with clients.
  5. Construct practices between sessions to successfully shape new autonomic patterns.
  6. Utilize personal progress trackers to assess client progress.

Outline

How Polyvagal Theory Provides a Foundation for Lasting Therapeutic Change
  • The BASIC approach to Polyvagalinformed treatment
  • Trauma healing from a Polyvagal theory perspective
  • Learning to stretch, but not stress, a client’s nervous system
  • Co-regulation: An imperative in psychotherapy
Introducing Nervous System-Based Interventions to Clients
  • The three-part hierarchy of the autonomic response
  • Neuroception: our internal surveillance system
  • How early experiences and trauma shape our nervous system
Befriending Practices: Building Awareness & A Map of the Nervous System
  • Exploring Hierarchies
  • Identifying landmark moments in our nervous system
  • Recognizing ventral vagal “anchors”
  • Utilizing the social engagement scale
  • Creating a neuroception notebook
Attending Practices: Creating Stability in the Nervous System
  • Building attention through naming autonomic states
  • Daily tracking practices
  • Attending over time
  • Savoring practices
Shaping Practices: Creating New Patterns & Pathways in the Nervous System
  • Moving out of dorsal vagal collapse and sympathetic activation
  • Neural exercises for creating resilience and psychological flexibility
  • The power of utilizing autonomic imagery
Integration Practices: Writing a New Story in the Nervous System
  • Establishing new autonomic patterns and behaviours in life
  • Moving from intention to action
  • Learning to engage the vagal brake
Connection Practices: Finding Safety in Connection Through the Nervous System
  • Exercising and strengthening the social engagement system
  • Learning to feel safety in connection
  • The reciprocity equation
  • Creating a personal connection plan
Using Personal Progress Trackers That Can Improve Outcomes
  • Tracking the flow of a Polyvagalguided session
  • Polyvagal-guided assessment and treatment planning

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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