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Rhythm of Regulation with Deb Dana: Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory


Presenter: Deb Dana

Two 5 day (30 hours) workshops will introduce Polyvagal Theory as a practical application. The same material is covered in each workshop, come to either in order to attend the Deepening workshop later in 2020 and 2021. For the first time Australian practitioners and therapists will have a training to become a co-regulating resource and to offer concrete ways to help their clients find and savour experiences of safety. 

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping our experiences of safety and influencing our capacity for connection. Polyvagal Theory provides a framework to understand the ways experience shapes the nervous system and the pathways that lead to healing. This updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilization, and collapse offers therapists practical ways to effectively help their clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns. Using a Polyvagal-informed approach, therapists can reliably lead their clients out of adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful treatment. In the five day immersive workshops in May 2020 in Mooloolaba Qld, you will learn the language of the nervous system as you map your own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for your clients. Working individually and in dyads, you will learn with multiple ways to track autonomic responses, skills to safely explore patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement, and techniques to build autonomic regulation and resilience.

Deb Dana, LCSW specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is the Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series. She is trained in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy(Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection (forthcoming from Norton) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory(Norton, 2018).

This event counts as 20 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

For full details and registration please go to the website www.eventbrite.com.au 


Date
09/08/2021 - 13/08/2021
Time
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

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