About The Course
A prerecorded video will be available upon purchase.
Course Description: If you want to deepen your work with polyvagal theory, this is the training for you. We’ll revisit the central elements of polyvagal theory and then use the technique of animal mapping to create unique, customized maps of our nervous system states and how to navigate them. In doing so, you’ll learn how to help your clients do the same thing.
The focus of this training is to go deeper into the personalization of polyvagal theory so that you and your clients can create customized frameworks for regulating the autonomic nervous system. This can include how to recognize and respond to “blended states” such as freeze and please/appease.
This is an integrative training, and it can help bring the techniques and skills you already share into a richer, polyvagal whole. It is also a strength-based training, and will show how you can use polyvagal animal maps to brings clients’ strengths to the forefront.
We’ll include several skill practices (ready for sharing with clients!) as part of the training.
It is recommended that you complete the “You Can put Polyvagal Theory into Clinical Practice” training prior to this one.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn how to create and use personalized animal maps for polyvagal states
- Understand the “strange attractor” metaphor for nervous system transformation
- Learn how to use and teach 2 additional simple and effective vagal toning strategies
Meet The Presenter
Henry is Australian immigrant and a child of immigrants. They identify as non-binary and are evolving toward a femme identity. Henry fiercely values race, gender, sexual, ability, and class justice; therapy is a political act.
Henry moved to the United States in 2011. Since then, they’ve worked in inpatient substance use treatment, inpatient mental health, partial hospital/intensive outpatient mental health, and multidisciplinary pain treatment. Cherishing the many moments of suffering, exploration, clarity, and empowerment that clients and patients have shared with them.
Henry holds a master’s degree in social work from PSU, a BA (philosophy and psychology double major) from the University of Sydney, and a jumble of post-graduate diplomas in psychotherapy and psychology. Henry is a certified TRE provider and a board member of the Oregon Society of Clinical Hypnosis.