Polyvagal Theory

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  • Cultivate the nervous system
  • Understand how trauma shifts neural states
  • Discover the regulating power of the human voice
  • Learn how to feel safe in your body

Embody a Sense of Safety and Connection

Have you ever felt unsafe and disconnected even when no sources of danger were present? How do contemplative practices affect the 'vagus nerve' such that the "fight or flight" response gives way to a feeling of safety and connection?

Explore the groundbreaking theory of the nervous system that has started a revolution in contemplative research with the man who created it.

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In this 4-Module Course, discover and apply the wisdom of the Vagus nerve.

Learn home-grown methods for feeling safe in the body.

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Apply a transformative theory changing the way we look at the nervous system.

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Study new perspectives on what's possible through contemplative practices.

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Feeling detached or defensive can be changed by adopting contemplative practices. Polyvagal Theory explains how they function to change the dynamics of the nervous system.

By studying Polyvagal Theory, we are led to a better understanding of the relationship between mental and physical illnesses and the varying states of our autonomic nervous system. It shows us that we have the power to change, adapt, and shift our feeling-states and resultant behaviours through practices that directly transform the body-mind.

Why study about the Vagus Nerve?

Participants in this course will learn how to:

The course will explore how Polyvagal Theory provides a neural foundation for brain-body medicine that offers solutions for treating trauma and chronic stress-related mental and physical health challenges.

  • Discover how specific circuits in the autonomic nervous system are related to social and defensive behaviours.
  • Cultivate the conditions for feeling safe in oneself or a client.
  • Regulate embodied states through the power of the voice and through various forms of acoustic practice.
  • Learn how trauma shifts neural states and disrupts the typical functionality of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Learn how trauma shifts neural states and disrupts the typical functionality of the autonomic nervous system
  • Harness the connection that allows our "social engagement system" and bodily feelings to be influenced by facial expressions, vocal intonation, and gesture.
  • Realize how the relationship between the vagus nerve and verious forms of disorder.
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Dr. Stephen W. Porges is a distinguished university scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.

He is also a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. His more than 350 peer‐reviewed scientific papers, published across several disciplines, have been cited in approximately 40,000 peer-reviewed papers. He holds several patents involved in monitoring and regulating autonomic state and originated the Polyvagal Theory, which emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences.He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, and Polyvagal Safety, as well as co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and Polyvagal Safety.

About Your Teacher, Dr. Stephen Porges

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Polyvagal Theory

  • 4 Pre-Recorded Lectures
  • 10 Hours of Video Content
  • PDF Readings
  • BONUS 1: Polyvagal Theory in Yoga Therapy (Video)
  • BONUS 2: Living with Trauma: Working with Polyvagal Interventions (Video)
  • BONUS 3: Organic Intelligence & Post-Trauma Growth (Video Interview)

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