Through a polyvagal lens: nervous system support for counsel

PACFA VIC workshop offers an informative, practical and nourishing deep dive into understanding your nervous system through a polyvagal lens: stated of nervous system, impact of your work on it, and a toolkit of supportive techniques

Through a polyvagal lens: nervous system support for counsellors


We can't change the fact that we're into the third year of this pandemic. And we can't change the overwhelmed systems. Or our run-away worries about how we'll continue to manage. But we can take small steps to understand, tune in and act upon what our body needs so that we can get through this time without burning out.


Join us for this practical, informative and immersive workshop to uncover how to apply polyvagal theory and the neuroscience of stress in order to:

  • learn what your body needs in the moment
  • practise how to make space to meet this need
  •  explore a supportive toolkit of body-based, creative arts and music resources, tailored to meet YOUR needs
  • Use these learnings to support yourself and share with your clients

    You will access:

    ·       4 step process to know what you need

    ·       Stepped understanding and some practical applications of polyvagal theory

    ·       Opportunities to ask questions in a supportive environment

    ·       A range of in-the-moment creative arts, music and somatic resources suited to your needs

    ·       A workbook for you to take home and continue your reflection


    This workshop is for counsellors and psychotherapists who are looking to create thriving careers without burning out.


    Presenter: Minky van der Walt

    Minky is a mental health clinician with 20+ years of clinical experience in medical, education and community settings. As a clinical member of PACFA and the Australian Music Therapy Association, Minky specialises in chronic stress and post-traumatic mental health.  
    Minky is passionate about supporting clinicians to connect with their own needs through music, creative arts and somatic processes; and is on a mission to help health professionals to do the work they love without burning out. 

    PACFA Members $180 (incl. GST)
    Student Members $150 (incl. GST)
    Non-Members $220 (incl. GST)

    This workshop counts towards 4 hours of Category A CPD.

    Event Cancellations
    Customers seeking to cancel their registration more than 5 working days (for courses) and 48 hours (for webinars) prior to the event date may request a credit to be applied to their account. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. Cancellations made with less notice than this are non-refundable or exchangeable. Credits will be accessible through the PACFA Portal and are valid for up to a year from the purchase date. This policy is at the discretion of PACFA and may change. Queries should be directed to [email protected].

    1/10/2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    AUS Eastern Standard Time
    16 Trinity Place East Melbourne, VIC 3002 AUSTRALIA
    Online registration not available.

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