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We are delighted to invite you to our webinar on Understanding The Polyvagal Theory: Managing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Autism Better

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Understand The Power Of The Vagus Nerve: The Polyvagal Theory: Managing Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Autism Better

Choose your preferred date and go ahead to get your ticket. A few days before the webinar date, we will send you a link via your email to join the webinar.

Certificate of attendance will be issued (up to 2 CPD hours). Everyone interested in the subject is welcome. 

 The learning outcomes include:

  • in-depth understanding of the Polyvagal theory and its applications in managing anxiety, depression, trauma and autism
  • the neurobiology of anxiety, depression, trauma and autism from the Polyvagal Theory perspective
  • how to repair the social engagement system necessary for managing anxiety, depression, trauma and autism effectively
  • hands-on techniques to stengthen the vagus in order to upregulate the safety and healing pathways, and downregulate the defence/shutdown pathways
  • several ways to daily stimulate the vagus nerve for wellness, relaxation, confidence and spontaneous social engagement
  • how to examine yourself or your clients for vagus nerve dysfuntion and ways to correct it.
  • Q&A session on the vagus nerve, anxiety, depression, trauma and autism

Other focuses:

  • How to avoid the typical vagal mistakes made in managing anxiety, depression, trauma and autism
  • Connections between childhood trauma and vagal dysfunctions

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How Much Does a Ticket Cost?

Early bird registrations from £26+vat+fee. It will go up to £52+vat+fee if you book late.  Click the tickets button on the top right to see the prices.

For professionals as well as those interested in the subject...

This course attracts both professionals and interested individuals interested in mental health, continuing professional development, and in the polyvagal theory application and effective recovery techniques.

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TESTIMONIALS: What Previous Attendees Are Saying:

Polyvagal theory is like the offside rule for me – I understand it when someone explains it to me but then forget. I loved the way you used 3 different diagrams to explain it – I think it will help me to remember. Sara S., CAMHS Psychotherapist

I have found it very informative and very interesting. Wale made the subject very easy to understand and I appreciated the way he explained the processes of the states. I do not have a scientific mind but could understand the scientific part of the course. Carole D., 6/3/21

This is the second training course that I have attended now and both have been excellent. The last one was Anxiety and the Brain and the two dovetail together so well....I will definitely be recommending you to other therapists. Allison C., Therapist, 6/3/21

Thank you so much, I have found the Polyvagal Theory training excellent, as are all of your courses, can't wait until we can attend in person. Lynn P., 6/3/21

Thanks so much for this, it is really helpful for my own healing and for my clients. The whole session as a really great introduction to the polyvagal theory. Juanita D., 6/3/21

Great session. I first learnt a little about polyvagal from a previous course you ran (2 years ago) and have been interested ever since. This course was succinct and super informative. Love some of the practical exercises to reset the vagus nerve. I will be using those. Hannah S., 6/3/21

I found this very useful and informative on both a professional and personal level. The course provided lots of ‘confirmation’ moments and new insights for me as a professional and a parent to an adopted child diagnosed with ASD and social anxiety disorder. I have attended quite a few of your courses and I always enjoy them and find that you explain things really clearly that are easy to understand and grasp. I also love how all of the courses interlink. Thank you for your sharing your knowledge it is greatly appreciated. Diane M., 6/3/21

I was blown away, and this was not only accessible, but thorough, calming , intelligent and not gimmicky. It was pitched perfectly for my needs. Dawn H. Carer / therapeutic parent of child with RAD, 25/2/21

This was very informative in a straight forward way, it was easy to follow for someone with not so much knowledge of the subject. Just the right amount of information leaving us wanting to learn more. Emily A. Therapist, 25/2/21

I really like how accessible your courses are, they are affordable and the 2 hour course is a great time for me to fit into my week. Heather D., Counsellor, 25/2/21

Golden information and techniques for coping with Autism and emotional regulation taught by the incredible Wale who teaches with clarity and groundedness. It was incredibly informative and explained neurological terms and processes in detail but without the technical terminology that I’m not yet familiar with.  Pippa-Michele L., Neurobiopsychology student, 25/2/21

Thank you so much for your knowledge & wisdom it made great sense & endorsed my yoga, meditation & faith practices. I’m a yoga teacher & learning assistant working with children in SEND so it has helped there too. I was buzzing afterwards – it’s all so ‘right’ I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t learn this!  Liz W. 25/2/21

Thoroughly enjoyed tonight's workshop on the polyvagal theory. I really love how you explain the theory, it makes total sense. Sarah M. 25/2/21

The workshop was really interesting and I have looked at the vagal stimuli exercise already. I will use it alongside my birth trauma workshops. Andrea H., Midwife,(15.2.21)

I attended the course today and found it really interesting and well-presented. I’ve been on several of your courses now and have enjoyed all of them. I am definitely looking at booking some more in the future. Laura K. (15.2.21)

Thank you for a superb webinar, really enjoyed it. Jenny J. (15.2.21)

Very clear and well explained. Geraldine R., Mum of ADHD child, (15/2/21)

Excellent – lovely personality – keep up the humour! This all adds to me being able to help my clients. I can now have credible evidence to back up my words “this is your body, it’s not your fault”. Louise P., Counsellor (15/2/21)

Another great course by Wale! Tamar C., Counsellor (15/2/21)

Thanks for a great workshop/webinar. Thoroughly informative and enjoyable. Jo S., Counsellor (15/2/21)

Thank you for your very informative course today. It was extremely interesting and I can see how it relates to my own practise with students with mental health problems. Liz R., Counsellor (15/2/21)

I found your webinar so interesting and extremely helpful. I’m a fidget carer and child counsellor and your presentation has provided me with so much more insight into how trauma has a holistic effect in the mind and body. Sally B., Counsellor, (15/2/21)

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Cancellation charges are applied in all cases. We regret that this has to be done. All bookings involve administrative costs and it is difficult to fill vacant spaces as a result of late cancellations.

Cancellation charges are applied based on when the written cancellation notice is received. See the following refund rates:

  • Over 2 weeks’ cancellation notice: Full refund

  • 1-week cancellation notice: 50% refund

  • Less than 7 days cancellation notice: No refund unless in exceptional circumstances, for which a medical certificate may be requested.

Alternatively, a substitute delegate can be named at any time before the course. There will be no extra surcharge for making a substitution.

No refund will be payable for non-attendance or if no prior notice of cancellation is given.
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"Excellent course with an excellent style of teaching." -Dr Ikram D, General Adult Psychiatrist


"It was brilliant. The fact that it was delivered in a modern, light hearted way was a brilliant surprise. I have aspergers but I came for my anxiety. It was so nice to touch upon that too and see the links." --Anonymous, Sufferer


"The day was inspiring and thought provoking. The content was supported with facts and a clear process for application, so its more realistic to be able to apply or at least start to apply and move forward. Also good handouts and follow up material. Excellent! Many thanks." --J. Douglas, Police Officer (Met Police)


"Extremely happy with the delivery of information. I suffer from anxiety myself and also studying counselling. So it was for personal as well as education advancement." --Lesley M., Sufferer/Counselling Student


"I have both anxiety and ADHD and can't get NHS help as I don't have a permanent address. I loved this course! I learnt loads and realised a lot about my past. Even thought there was so much to take in, I was able to concentrate on the things that applied to me which was good." --Ellie Rose Guillory, Artist/ Performer


"I came for professional reasons and gained so much in a personal way. Thank you." -- Janet B., Programme Lead for Foundation Degree in Counselling


“An anxiety course, well presented with encouraging and appropriate content - pitched at the perfect level!” K. Holmes, Physiotherapist, Mum of Autistic Child


"Although I came specifically to support my friend I got so much out of the course myself and tools to use to help other families." Esther H., Director of the Square Peg



"Excellent! Very absorbing. I have so much enjoyed this course and I learnt so much despite having attended many seminars over the past 30 years." Anonymous, Therapist


"I really enjoyed this course - very worthwhile. The way Wale linked the neurophysiology/science with the psychology/feelings/emotions was excellent.." Helga W., GP


“I was very impressed with the content and the style of presentation. Pitched at the correct level and the atmosphere was relaxed and informal while extremely professional.” - Sarah R., Prof. Dip Psy C (Paediatrics)


"I learned more this afternoon than in 2 years at the university studying CBT. Intellectual but not intimidating. L. Fraser, Private Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist


"Delievered in a very engaging and interedting way. Great for everall understanding and tools to equip others for change." -- Anonymous, GP


“Hi Wale. 3 days on from the course in Sunderland and friends and family can already see the difference in me. I'm calmer and a lot more collected and not as irrational, impulsive or explosive. Thanks so much for opening my eyes to what's going on in my head. Now I have a better understanding, I feel much more empowered to take the control back and get that Amagdala put back in its place. I know it's early days but I'm feeling a lot more grounded and if I have a bad day I feel much better equipped to deal with it. This has opened my eyes in ways I didn't think were even possible. Thanks so much for everything. I haven't managed to incorporate everything yet, but the building blocks are there. It really was a brilliant workshop and one I'm so glad I attended. I've started spreading the word about how wonderful it was and mentioned the webinar and the next course in January to people I know who would benefit from it. Keep up the good work and I hope you have continued success with the workshop. I'm happy for you to put these comments on your website etc if it will help raise its profile. God bless you.” — Anonymous, Sufferer


"I have learnt a significant amount in a very short space of time. Great course!” N. Armstrong, Higher Asistant Psychologist


"Excellent course. Very interesting. It should be compulsary for CAMHS (CYPS) as they don't know enough about ADHD!" -- Mum of an ADHD child


"Excellent presentation of complex subject. Enlightening and interesting. Thank you!" --- Professor R.D. Plant


 "Very interesting! I would recommend to others." -- C. Wilson, Safeguarding Education


"I have a son with ADHD and I work in a primary school. It was very interesting to learn about brain parts and how these impact on ADHD. Very clear and interesting. -- S. Farnham, Mum of an ADHD Son


"Brilliant! Tons of info - very engaging speaker. Intense information delivered well. Thank you!! S. Lewis, Counsellor


" Really enjoyed the course - very useful, relaxed, friendly and informative. Well paced delivery too. T. Corfield, adult with ADHD



"Dear Wale,

I attended your course in Birmingham last weekend and feel I need to express my upmost gratitude to you as you have totally inspired me.

After losing my dad nearly 3 years ago I have suffered with severe morning anxiety. I now practise and teach kundalini yoga, Sound healing, meditation and reiki which has helped to relax me but not cured me. I just couldn't understand why until I attended your course.  Wow is all I can say. Since last weekend using positive visualisation and have started week one of your programme I have not woken up once with anxiety !!!!! I even used your visualisation technique in my sound class last night and the feedback was amazing!  You've inspired me to study this more and pass it on to clients that attend my classes.  I have highly recommended they attend your next session when you come back to Birmingham.  Life changing.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 


Forever grateful,





"An excellent workshop, well delivered and informative. Very knowledgeable presenter. K. Walsgrave, Sufferer, Artist

"I attended the course in Cambridge because as a GP I see lots of anxiety patients and  I suffer with anxiety myself. The course was really useful with lots of practical advice. I ave gained loys of insight. Very engaging and excellent info." --E. Thijskens, GP


"Hi Wale,

I have completed the 21 days deeper mind flip meditation. I am so pleased with the results. I can now go to the gym and many other places without having a panick attack, I am also more confident. The meditation helps with my sleep as I listen to it before sleeping, this helps me relax. I will carry on listening to the meditation to flip any other negative thoughts.

Thanks you for your help am very grateful to you." 

A. Garrod, Ex-sufferer


"Interesting and thought provoking..." J. Lewis, Chief Executive, Doncaster Mind

"Wale, it was an insightful and excellent presentation yesterday. As a Dr it was very useful to gain an insight into your F.E.A.R. model. Hope to use the F.E.A.R. model in practice. Keep up the good work. Vishal." Dr V. Banypersad, GP

"Thank you for the incredible course you ran yesterday. I learned a lot. I went on the course to learn about GAD to help others but also to help myself. Your course really helped expand my knowledge base. I feel the FEAR model will help with a more general type of anxiety for those I know. Thank you once again for a wonderful event and your great books."  -- C. Bersani

"I originally booked this as I thought it would be a great add on to my mindfulness teaching. However, I have had quite an anxious year and realised after booking that it is me that needs it most. Wale was great and had a great teaching style." -Claire H, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher


"My name is Lydia and I attended your Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder Workshop on the 21st April 2018 in Maidstone. Although I attended your course mainly for my own professional development, I have also been struggling with anxiety and depersonalisation for many years, so believed your course would be helpful with regards to that too.

I can honestly say that helpful is an understatement, and your workshop has completely transformed the way I have been thinking recently. Not only has it given me an understanding of the causes of GAD, I found the idea of placing doubt in the amygdala particularly fascinating. I am forcing myself to push past the avoidance techniques I have developed over the years, in order to allow myself access to opportunities I would have previously feared. This combined with your Imaginary Desensitisation Technique means I am no longer completely afraid of my anxiety but instead I am in the process of developing a more positive mind.

During the relaxation you conducted within the workshop, my Flip word was ‘acceptance’, as I have been in denial of my anxiety for years and fearful of admitting it. Although only on day 10 out of 21 of your FEAR cycle, I am already starting to feel a change in my mindset and can only describe myself as feeling more comfortable in my own head. I hope to soon be able to talk to those around me about how I have really been feeling, in order to progress my acceptance further.

Another aspect I particularly liked was seeing the volunteer’s brain on the projector, and with all the parts of the brain firing depending on questions asked, it was truly fascinating!
I have a presentation in a few weeks as part of my degree course and was thinking of basing part of it on the professional and personal journeys I have made both within, and since, your workshop. You have made such a difference in the way I am approaching things, and I have just signed up to start running two new clubs at the primary school I work at, something I could definitely not have done without your knowledge and help.

Although I was unable to say so at the end of the workshop, you were truly inspirational and I hope to attend many more of your workshops in the future.

Thanks again "

Lydia SLaughter


"The course was really good. I liked having a course tutor who had actually experienced these issues! He answered the questions well and I liked his style of teaching." -- Sally M,. Sufferer

"Wale is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. I learnt a huge amount and was reminded professionally of a huge amount. Great content, great presenter, great experience." --Dr R. Uys, Director of Rene Uys Counselling Services

"Exceptional events which tackles a complex subject in a much easier to understand way. Fantastic value for money event by an extremely knowledgeable and articulate presenter. I would strongly recommend this to companies, counsellors and sufferers. -- Lorraine M., General Manager

"Great. Wale is an excellent teacher. Very informative, useful knowledge. I would highly recommend anyone to attend this course for self-improvement and/or to help others. Brilliant.!  --Caroline M., Sufferer



" Hi Wale,


I attended your Mind body breakthrough workshop on treating GAD and panic disorders in the week and I wanted to say a huge thank you to you.  I have Asperger's syndrome and Bipolar disorder along with a number of physical and other mental disorders and I have never been able to find a therapist who really understands the complexities of the comorbid conditions which affect the anxiety I face so decided I needed to get a new perspective on it.   I have tried all manner of therapy up to now with no relief and being left with desperation and frustration. I find my brain concentrates more on analysing the therapist and type of treatment rather than the treatment itself, which has proven extremely counter productive as it promotes the paranoia element in me and gives the anxiety more energy and justification. I struggle greatly to take in very basic information but oddly can understand extremely complex information so when you began explaining the science behind anxiety it really started to make sense to me and has given me a new understanding as to why it happens and a realisation that there isn't going to be a miracle cure. I am going to research a little myself now as it has raised my interest and thirst for knowledge. 

The relaxation session you did with us was a very enlightening experience indeed. I was too embarrassed to speak up in the group as I cannot express myself verbally well at all and would not have made any sense, however I wanted to let you know my experience of the session.  Being autistic and highly creative  (my creativity in the art of conceptual photography) I am extremely visual in my thought process and therefore able to envisage elaborate scenarios in my head. Whilst I struggle to explain them verbally I can see them very clearly.   However during the process I could see a dandelion flower swaying gently in the wind, it had been through its transformation from a yellow flower gaining the energy to change and had gone into seed ready to start its new life. I was one of those dandelion seeds leaving the safety of the stem in which I had grown and I was floating above the ground with the breeze and had no fear of my destiny or worry of my ailments, I was strong and safe with a new chance for a fresh start at that moment. my flip happened, I became strong and unique (rather than weak and strange). I did have to ground myself by holding on to the table cloth as It was almost like an out of body experience, but very pleasant and I was the most relaxed I think I have ever been (very different to the dissociation that I struggle to comprehend a lot of the time). If someone had told me I would be in a room with people I do not know with my eyes closed, feeling so as relaxed as I was  I would never have believed them. Being around people is one of my greatest fears and I am extremely proud of myself for not only coming along but staying for the duration also and I thank you for giving me the insight in order for me to try and flip my mindset. I am hoping to put into practice the FEAR model techniques for myself and also try to help my teenage daughter who has Autism also. 


One of my fine art conceptual photography self portraits is named 'Face your Fears'  I shot it a few years ago and it was actually fully based on anxiety and panic! it has far more meaning to me now and I have had it printed and framed now and up on display, so again thank you for that. 


Kind regards"


Kyla S., Sufferer




"Excellent! I really enjoyed it and believe I will be able to affect change in my life with these tools." - Sam H., Company Director

"The course was well delivered - No jargon. Easy to understand. Good discussions. Good handout to take away and practise. I liked the fact that the tutor will email a recording to practice at home. -- Janice B., Bar Attendant

"Great workshop, leaving feeling revitalised with some useful tools to think about." -- Ellen M., Company Director

"After personally experiencing anxiety, a friend recommended that I attended with her. Very helpful to find out helpful tools and examples and to discuss with the group around the table. Wale Oladipo created a very calm and relaxing easy atmosphere - presented very well. Jonathan W., Sufferer, Handyman, Property Developer, Artist, Father

"Really enjoyed the course. Very in-depth and focuses on solutions and understanding underlying reasons for difficulties. Very well presented and clear."  - M. Bilbe, Complementary Therapist/Hypnotherapist

"A very succinct and clear teaching about anxiety which is useful and a practical tool I will use in my practice." --Susan D., CBT Therapist

"Absolutely fantastic day. So well delivered and easy to understand. Really made me understand myself a lot more too." -- Alex W., Registered General Nurse & Clinical Hypnotherapist

"I found this course very useful, easy to follow and apply. Treating GAD and Panic was phenomenal for me as I have a daughter going through anxiety attacks and depression." --N. Dorin, Mental Health Nurse

"Good opportunity to refresh on neurological information on how our brain works in related to anxiety recovery." -- K. Burch, CSE Counsellor

"I personally enjoyed the course and learnt new ways to discuss with patients how to handle thoughts and the inner critic." --Julie L., Team Manager, CBT Therapist

"Great learning about what anxiety is and how to deal with it. Nice to have the lecture notes to refer to when needing help. interesting to learn about the science behind anxiety." Katie A., SEO Executive

"Great insight into coping mechanisms. Enjoyed the content." --Sarah O., Sufferer

"Honest, humorous, knowledgeable tutor. Informative, practical simple tools to use." T. Gibson, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

"Excellent delivery. Power-point was also excellent. Charismatic. Good balance of tasks and listening. Food for thoughts and practical help," Sufferer, Primary School Teacher


"Easily digestible and applicable. Delivered by experienced teacher/professional - consolidated knowledge from different modalities and philosophy." L. Grimsey, Alcohol Worker/Counsellor/Psychotherapist


"This workshop was a pleasant surprise because it fits in so well with the workshops/programmes/1-1 sessions I run for children/ adults in emotional wellbeing, would love to do more courses." J.Wilson. Kidsskills4life


"I attended the course to gain deeper understanding of anxiety, but got more valuable information." Anonymous, Emotional Wellness Coach


"This course provides an alternative model based on CBT and person-centered approach to dealing/managing GAD/panic. Knowledgeable tutor! Anonymous, Clinical Team Leader


"A good start to discovering more to help clients in this area." Anonymous, Psychotherapist


"I have gained some knowledge that I can use in practice to support clients. " Anonymous, Counsellor


"The course material was very informative and clear, catered for visual and auditory. The F.E.A.R. model  makes sense. The examples used gave clear understanding of what was being said." Anonymous, Counsellor



"The tutor was informative and engaging. An opportunity to gain professional development in my approach to managing clients with anxiety." I. Gill, Counsellor



"Approachable presenter. Information very accessible. I highly recommend this course. " Anonymous, Life Coach



"I attended this course to help young people I work with and myself. Glad I came." Anonymous, Residential Childcare worker



"Interesting and thought provoking." V. Moulton - Humanistic Psychotherapist



"I really enjoyed the course. It brought together many strands of my training and I am looking forward to using aspects in my practice when treating anxiety." Anonymous, Counsellor



"Useful practical information that I can use in my practice." Anonymous, Psychotherapist



"Very informative. Collaborative teaching technique. Very enjoyable theory and subject matter. Cross-over with other techniques too. I will be able to link with existing knowledge." K. Knight, Psychotherapist abs Clinical Hypnotherapist



"Excellent. I have previously attended Wale's course. Wale presents very well. Makes the subject understood and interesting, I would recommend to others." D. Davies, Mental Health Nurse



"I enjoyed this event - well delivered in a pleasantly informal way." E. Crafts, Chiropractor



"Very informative. Easy to understand. I would definitely be able to use the steps in practice. Would recommend this course." J Rogers, Counsellor/Psychotherapist



"Excellent presentation. Very knowledgeable presenter."  E. Walker, Support Workers



"I was genuinely pleased with the course content and the delivery by Wale Oladipo was good. He clearly has a great deal of knowledge about the subject which came through." I.Rose, Counsellor



"Some really excellent points and a very easy to operate model which I can see myself applying in part or in whole. Course tutor is very easy to understand and learn from." N. Clark, Psychotherapist



"Enjoyable intro into helping people deal with anxiety and panic." J. Cox, Practice Nurse


"Really good content to help those in private practice." - N. Gill, NHS - IAPT Psychological Therapist/Interpersonal Psychotherapist

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