An Introduction To The Polyvagal Theory & Its Uses In Therapy

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This is a workshop which introduces the Polyvagal Theory and its uses in a Therapeutic Setting to Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

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This is a workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists. Based on Stephen Porges' revolutionary research into the Vagus Nerve, this training will explore how the Autonomic Nervous System affects mental health whilst striving to keep us safe.

You will understand how we, as mammals, have developed 3 states of being; Safe and Social, Fight/Flight and Freeze, and how and why we can become stuck in any of these states. We will explore the implications of this for mental health and well-being.

You will leave with a toolbox of ideas and techniques to support your clients to move up and down the Polyvagal 'ladder' of states in order to empower them to understand how to engage their own safe and social state. These techniques can be used with clients who present with a range of difficulties including Anxiety, Attachment, Depression, Anger, Relationship Difficulties and Trauma.

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To develop a basic understanding of the Polyvagal Theory and how it can be used in a therapeutic setting.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the day learners will:

1. Understand the basic principles of Polyvagal Theory including the basic biology and evolution of the Vagus Nerve and the Autonomic Nervous System.

2. Understand what ‘Neuroception’ is and how this can activate different survival states.

3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms of different survival states.

4. Understand the link between unhealthy Neuroception and various mental health conditions.

5. Explore strategies and techniques to use with clients to support them to better understand how their Autonomic Nervous System affects their mental health.

6. Explore strategies and techniques to use with clients to support them to develop a healthier ‘vagal break’ to enable them in their movement through and management of these survival states.

Please bring your own lunch.

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