Bringing a Polyvagal Platform to Your Practice
Polyvagal Theory brings hope to therapists, practitioners and clinicians in their work with clients whose patterns of protection keep them imprisoned in experiences of disconnection.
Learning to incorporate a Polyvagal informed approach is not only a cognitive exercise – it is an embodied one. Explore from the inside out - get to know your individual autonomic profile, befriend your nervous system and attend to the ways it works in the service of survival. Through this “science of connection,” the autonomic nervous system can be reshaped toward safety, regulation, and relationship. As therapists we have a responsibility to be a regulated and regulating presence for our clients. As people who care for others and care for our world, we carry that same responsibility. Polyvagal Theory provides the science to guide your choices and bring deeper meaning to the way you live and work.
This website contains information and material specifically geared towards the professional polyvagal community - including books and professional trainings ranging from short courses to longer training such as the signature Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I offering currently being co-hosted with The Polyvagal Institute. See the resources and training pages and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any training related queries.
Clinical Trainings and Materials
Deb's workshop offerings range from the six month Foundations Series (offered through the Polyvagal Institute) to one day workshops. The Foundations Part I series is the signature ROR training and most in depth clinical course available with professional credits offered. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Book Study Group is an excellent starting point which gives a thorough grounding in the terminology and landscape of PVT. Both Learning Labs Series I and II offer further training in the clinical application of PVT in therapy with CEs available. New courses will be added throughout the year. Visit Deb's Rhythm of Regulation learning platform (ror.thinkific.com) to see what’s available.
Deb enjoys partnering with organizations who share her vision for bringing a Polyvagal lens to clinical work. Deb has been working with PESi and PCPSI for many years and there is a good selection of live and recorded trainings available. As a founding member of PVI, Deb is also delighted to be offering further training with them including the Art & Science of PVT and Principles and Practice for both groups and individuals. There are also plenty of trainings that take place globally including those in Australia, UK, Spain, Japan,Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, and Netherlands. See the training and events pages for a forthcoming workshop near you.
The Resources page contains tools and offerings that will be helpful for many therapists and practitioners. Worksheets available with the book The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy continue to be a vital resource for many therapists and practitioners. In addition to the increasingly popular Polyvagal Flipchart, Deb is working with Norton to produce a Polyvagal Card Deck and Polyvagal Workbook which clinicians can incorporate in their client sessions and also offer clients directly. There are plenty of articles and additional resources dotted around this site for clinicians and practitioners to use with their clients. Explore and enjoy!