The brain cannot think its way out of the symptoms of stress or trauma. It needs a way to work with the body to maximize healing. Polyvagal theory provides us with a transdiagnostic approach to therapy. We are addressing the physiological roots that underlie a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. This approach allows therapists and clients to compassionately understand and treat the imbalances within the autonomic nervous symptom that form the basis of most mood, anxiety, or traumatic stress related disorders. Traditionally, talk therapy focuses on the narratives specific life events or losses. While interventions that focus on telling the story about distressing or traumatic experiences can be beneficial, they are often insufficient to facilitate a rebalancing of the autonomic nervous system.
Time tested and research-based somatic tools along with yoga-based breath, movement, and awareness practices can quickly reduce client’s anxiety, obsessive thinking, or feelings of hopelessness. Applied polyvagal theory within psychotherapy provides a powerful foundation for lasting changes that promote physiological balance and psychological wellness.
About the Speaker
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of seven books, including The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga. Dr. Schwartz guides therapists in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and applied polyvagal theory interventions for the treatment of trauma. She has a depth of understanding, passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics. She is the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. With over twenty years as a therapeutic yoga teacher, Dr. Schwartz believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart. Discover more at drarielleschwartz.com.
CPD / CE / NBCC credits available: 3
How do I receive these credits?
The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this. The post-test is included in the price of the training.
Does my regulatory body accept the credits?
The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline. Our trainings are accredited by: – The CPD Group, London – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association – Australian Counselling Association – National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).