Understanding of the polyvagal system and its protective function is fundamental to the therapist who works with people who have lived through trauma and those who struggle to experience emotional regulation and connection.
In this workshop (based on the work of S.Porges and Deb Dana) Dr Ari Badaines provides the relevant theory and function of the Polyvagal system and its relationship to co-regulation and connection; safety and danger. After exploring how the polyvagal system operates and influences our emotional states, Ari provides participants with specific techniques for practical application to help clients feel safe and reconnect to themselves and others.
After this workshop you will be better equipped to understand moments of disengagement, shutting down or hyper-vigilance in the therapy room as manifestations of the polyvagal system, and to engage with your client in a way that enhances their capacity to relate safely.
Special offer when taken in conjunction with Running Groups: A Workshop on Experience and Process Facilitation