Applying the Polyvagal Theory to Improve Client Outcomes - Seminar on DVD

16 CPD Hours
Stephen Porges, Janina Fisher, Deb Dana and more
PESI Publishing and Media 2018
ISBN 2467709192456


Discover how powerful insight from the Polyvagal Theory can help you tap into your clients' nervous system and accelerate treatment outcomes

Polyvagal theory has revolutionized our understanding of both how the body's autonomic nervous system responds to fear and trauma and how therapists can work with it to create safety, connection and lasting healing.

Now you can join Stephen Porges, creator of the evidence-based Polyvagal Theory, as well as some of the leading experts on applying Polyvagal Theory in clinical practice (Janina Fisher, Deb Dana, and more) to learn how the Polyvagal Theory leverages neurobiology and psychophysiological cues to enhance your ability to treat trauma, anxiety, addiction, depression and a host of other mental health conditions.

Get practical guidance into the therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation, and listening to help your clients overcome traumatic experiences, attachment wounds, and self-regulation problems-insight that can enhance any therapeutic approach and help you achieve lasting clinical outcomes. Through interactive demonstrations, in-session videos, and engaging discussions, you'll learn practical methods of applying Polyvagal Theory within the clinical setting to help clients of all ages.

You'll walk away with proven strategies and effective interventions that build client safety and connectedness.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover how the nervous system holds the key to improving treatment outcomes, even with your most challenging cases.

Experience in action the clinical applications of the Polyvagal Theory and learn why leading therapy experts including Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden, Rick Hanson and others have integrated this insight into their work.

Get instant access to four modules of in-depth clinical training that will help you incorporate the transformative power of Polyvagal Theory and the Social Engagement System in your practice.

Module 1- Understanding Polyvagal Theory: Emotion, Attachment, and Self-Regulation
Featuring Stephen Porges, PhD, renowned researcher and Polyvagal Theory originator

Join Stephen Porges to gain a foundational understanding of the principles of the Polyvagal Theory and its illuminating insight into the social engagement system that revolutionized the field's ability to achieve groundbreaking clinical outcomes. Get expert, practical guidance into the therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation, and listening to help with your clients' emotions, traumatic experiences, attachment and self-regulation issues. This introductory session will fully prepare you about the science of the model so you can begin to further explore its clinical applications.

Module 2 - Bringing a Polyvagal Perspective into Therapy: How to Safely Navigate Emotional Storms
Featuring Deb Dana, LCSW, expert instructor and author on applying Polyvagal in clinical practice

Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of both how the body's autonomic nervous system responds to fear and trauma-and how therapists can work with it to create safety and connection. In this session, you'll discover how to help your clients navigate the storms of fight, flight, and collapse by harnessing the healing potential of the autonomic nervous system. Learn simple but powerful methods of using your eyes, voice, breath, and body to create an environment of safety for your clients, and help them understand their internal emotions and state of being so they can enhance their capacity for self-regulation

Module 3 - Harnessing the Polyvagal System to Help Clients with Anxiety, Depression, and Anger
Featuring Dafna Lender, LCSW, and Jonathan Baylin, Ph.D., expert instructors in applying polyvagal across the lifespan

Enhance your ability to establish a powerful sense of trust and connection, even with your most distrusting clients, using the power of the polyvagal system. Learn to apply vocalizations, facial expressions, and gestures to elicit more open and collaborative communication. Explore step-by-step exercises and games to help guarded or angry clients feel more open, anxious clients relax, and depressed clients feel energized-effective strategies for both adult and young clients.

Module 4 - Brain Switch - Apply Polyvagal and Memory Reconsolidation Theories with Parts Work, Somatic, and Mindful Approaches
Featuring Kate Cohen-Posey, MS, LMHC, LMFT, leading instructor on integrating complex neurological research with clinical approaches

Discover how to translate the cutting-edge advances in brain research into practical methods to reduce clients' resistance, transform deeply disturbing emotions, and enhance your current treatment interventions. In this session, you'll get access to tools developed from Polyvagal Theory and memory reconsolidation to regulate sensations from disturbing emotions. Explore how to integrate a variety of popular therapeutic approaches into a three-step, brain-based protocol that can be used with diverse populations and ages.


Bonus One
CPD Video - Opening the Heart: How to Deepen the Experience of Therapy
Featuring Janina Fisher, Ph.D., world-renowned trauma and applied neuroscience expert

Therapists often encounter clients who struggle to feel empathy or connect to their own emotions due to a lack of safe and loving relationships early in their lives. These emotionally disconnected clients often flee from the deepening we try to facilitate in therapy because their bodies simply don't know how to do empathy. In this powerful session, join world-renowned therapy expert Janina Fisher to discover simple ways of helping clients have more open, connected, and heartfelt experiences. Explore proven methods of accessing the Social Engagement System to evoke emotional engagement through simple head and neck movements, as well as playful exercises that clients enjoy-strategies that you can immediately integrate into your practice!

Bonus Two
Free Video - Stephen Porges on Good Therapy from a Polyvagal Perspective
Porges' Polyvagal Theory transformed therapists' understanding of traumatic response and how safety, caring and trustworthiness is conveyed unconsciously in our body language, voice tonality, facial expression, and eye contact. In this Networker Symposium keynote address, Porges explores what Polyvagal Theory tells us about the common element in good therapy, good teaching, and good social relations-turning off defensiveness and establishing a sense of safety. He will show how understanding neurobiology and psychophysiological cues can enhance your ability to create these conditions in the consulting room.

Who is this training for?

This training has been specially created for professionals who work with a variety of clinical conditions, including trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, personality disorders and more. The content and continuing education credits are applicable to counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, case managers, addiction counselors, and more. The education provided in this online training is designed to breathe new life into your clinical treatment plans and provide you with in-depth insight into the latest research and treatment strategies available to enhance your clinical outcomes.

This interactive online training also offers you a community of peers and mentors all focused on helping clients succeed.

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