Tuesday 4 September
9.00am – 10.30am AEST
Duration: 90 minutes
$143 ($130 +GST)
Inclusions: recording of the webinar made available after the session, a certificate of attendance with 1.5 CPD hours, any handouts as provided by the presenter
We come into the world wired to connect. Early experiences shape the nervous system. Trauma interrupts the development of autonomic regulation and sidetracks the process of building the circuitry of safe connection. Without intervention, adaptive survival responses become habitual autonomic patterns. Pathways of connection are replaced with patterns of protection. For many of our clients, states of fight, flight, and collapse are frequent, intense, and prolonged while the state of safety and connection is elusive. Their autonomic nervous systems now respond in characteristic post-traumatic patterns of hyperarousal, hypervigilance, disconnection, and numbing. With Polyvagal Theory we have a guide to use ongoing experiences to help our clients re-shape their systems and change the stories that are carried in their autonomic pathways.
The autonomic nervous system is the foundation upon which our lived experience is built. Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of how this system works. We now have a guide to the neurophysiological processes of mobilization, collapse, and social engagement and can reliably lead our clients out of adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful treatment.
The autonomic nervous system powerfully defines our clients’ experiences of safety and influences their capacity for connection. The way they move through the world—turning toward, backing away, sometimes connecting and other times isolating—is guided by this system. Operating outside of conscious awareness, autonomic circuits assess safety and risk and initiate actions to navigate the challenges of daily living.
Polyvagal Theory offers a roadmap to help clients navigate their quest for safety and connection.
In this webinar we will:
Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches – any professional who is providing services online.
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