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Polyvagal Theory and Deactivating The Body

A Trauma Informed Care Approach


January 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Online via Zoom


$̶6̶5̶ ̶ (Sale: $20) - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

Polyvagal Theory was created by Stephen Porges to explain how the brain and body responds to perceived connection, danger, and powerlessness. At the core of polyvagal theory is perception and neuro-perception. Perception is shaped by our life experiences and its associated narratives and core beliefs. Conversely, neuro-perception, is shaped by the meaning and image we create in relation to safety and danger. Both processes are important in the survival process because they are involved in the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Activation manifest behaviorally in either constant movement ( i.e.. working, cleaning, helping), flighting, or fighting from potential danger. In extreme chronic situations the system is taxed by the constant activation and the system becomes stuck in a feeling of tension, worrying, stress, and hypervigilance.
Attendees of this workshop will be taught trauma informed modalities to help deactivate the polyvagal nerve and bring the mind-body back to homeostasis and balance.

About Your Trainer

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Candice R Dickens, LCPC

Candice R Dickens, LCPC is an expert on Polyvagal Theory and has spoken extensively on this topic at the Psychotherapy Networker, PESI, National Alcohol and Drug Dependence National Conference, Boston University School of Social Worker, and the Tuerk Conference. She obtained her degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Bowling Green State University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Saybrook University. She has been a therapist for 30 years and is trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Imago, Internal Family Systems and Brainspotting.

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