Everyone, no matter what, has experienced some trauma. Trauma, described as some extraordinary event for which we did not have the capacity to fully understand, participate with, and “feel through”, is a human reality. When faced with these extraordinary events, especially as young people, or even in utero, our “neural platform” roots itself in the ‘danger-danger’ zone and we react by becoming hyper-vigilant. Our world view becomes one of an unfriendly, or even hostile place for which I/we must always be on alert. This all happens beyond the world of cognition and thought and stores itself in our body and mind. Explore the skills and practices to assist you, and your clients to resolve these extraordinary experiences-absent of force and full of compassion.
The pioneering and promising field of Polyvagal therapy offers somatic and creative practices that serve to liberate a traumatized or highjacked autonomic nervous system in favor of restoring safety and connection. Scientifically speaking, we will explore ways to activate our “ventral vagal energy” to grow the capacity of our nervous systems to support compassionate and friendly healing. Beginning with ourselves, we’ll engage self-compassion or “the act of reaching in to be with our own suffering with kindness.” Experience and discover profound somatic practices to up-regulate and co-regulate our nervous system in a community of generous and genuine support.
This training offers the opportunity to become a facilitator of resourceful-ness…for yourself and for others! Join us as we explore enlivening practices to restore and resource safety and connection in an atmosphere of “apapacho”, the Aztec word meaning to embrace or caress with the soul. Led by Heath Reed and Audrey Hazekamp.
- Wed, May 27 from 2:30-5:30 pm AND Thurs, May 28 from 12:45-3:45 pm* (*May 28 session held at an offsite location TBA.)
- $195 – Includes 6 CEUs and M-AYST Hours
- Applies toward specialty in TH, YWC