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Regulating and Reshaping the Nervous System: An overview of Applied Polyvagal Theory by Cindy Browning

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Novemeber 1, 2019 
Maplewood, NJ 

The late, great Francine Shapiro taught that good therapy should maximize treatment effects while maintaining stability in the client. This is obviously desirable but often difficult. Our traumatized clients can suffer from reactivity, causing them to feel agitated, guarded and defensive in relationships, misconstruing communication with others, shutting down and to feeling depressed and disconnected. When in these dysregulated states, very little if any processing of material can be accomplished and the first order of business becomes assisting the client in shifting into a state of regulation.
Polyvagal Theory (PVT), as explained and created by Stephen Porges and as operationalized and elaborated by the genius of Deb Dana, has so much to offer therapists who would like a user friendly way to help clients self regulate, co-regulate in their relationships and process difficult or traumatic material with a greater sense of safety and while maintaining better stability. Clients and therapists alike find that using PVT is easy to learn, easy to use and makes a noticeable difference in their lives. While many popular somatic oriented trainings seem to suggest that mindful attention to what the nervous system is doing Regulating and Reshaping the Nervous System An overview of Applied Polyvagal Theory
Presented by Cindy Browning, LCSW helps the nervous system to regulate, PVT informed methods actually make it easy to understand specifically and in concrete terms what that means for each client on an individual basis. PVT can be used to assist clients to reshape their nervous systems such that they can spend more time operating from and living in the part of their nervous systems that are most comfortable, healthy and functional.

Presenter Bio:  
Cindy Browning, LCSW
Cindy has been a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in treating families, couples and trauma for more than 20 years. Cindy is an experienced adult educator and regularly provides professional trainings in various methods of trauma therapy including Pia Melody’s Post Induction Model of treating relational trauma as well as EMDR as both an approved consultant and a training facilitator.

Agenda: 3:00- 6:30
Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
Heirarchy, automatic nature, neuroception
State first, then Story State v. Story, Neuroception v. Perception, Biology v. Psychology: Two experiences that occur together, but are distinct and respond to distinct interventions. 
Mapping the nervous system for reshaping
Returning to a state of safety
Tracking states
Cues of Safety and cues of Danger
Vagal Brake
Using metaphor to tone the Vagal Brake
Practice creating a map
Practice creating a vagal brake
Create homework assignments that foster awareness, vagal tone and regulation

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:  
1. Explain three tenants of Polyvagal Theory
2. Differentiate and track three physiological states of regulation
3. Summarize the process of assisting their clients in identifying cues of safety and cues of danger
4. Identify at least two ways that this work can be  applied in treating couples and families
5.   Apply a metaphor to assist in strengthening and toning the vagal brake.

To register for this live workshop please contact:  Cindy@Cindybrowninglcsw.com

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  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
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