As therapists, we devote ourselves to learning the latest, cutting edge theory and psychological constructs in order to help our clients cognitively process their life experience and trauma. Often times, in our efforts to master our knowledge of these cognitive theories, we may lose sight of another invaluable tool we have present in our sessions, our own bodies.
The theory of co-regulation can be explained as the way in which one person’s autonomic nervous system interacts with another person’s autonomic nervous system so as to facilitates greater emotional balance and physical health. As therapists, awareness of and attention to our own nervous system is essential in helping our clients achieve their own experience of nervous system regulation. This then sets the stage for our clients to better comprehend and retain any cognitive interventions we employ in session.
Bringing the science of co-regulation into the therapy room, in both implicit and explicit ways, is something any provider, with any methodology or training can do to amplify the effect of their work. When we pay attention to our own nervous systems (bodies), we not only model invaluable self care for our clients, but we create an environment that quite literally has a healing effect in and of itself.
Recorded on 18th November 2022
11:00 – 12:00 – Introduction, Objectives, Orientation and Overview
12:00 – 13:00 – The Science of Co-Regulation and the Bidirectional Relationship between Therapist and Client’s Nervous Systems
13:00 – 13:30 – Break
13:30 – 15:00 – Science of the Polyvagal theory / Relationship between attachment, trauma and our clients somatic defense strategies and How this may affects co-regulation in the therapy room.
15:00 – 15:30 – Break
15:30 – 17:00 – Explore our own somatic defense strategies and engage in experiential exercises for nervous system regulation as a way to learn techniques for our own wellbeing and to teach our clients
17:00 – 18:00 – Q&A and time for case consultation/questions
About the Speaker
Becca Clegg is an Atlanta, Georgia based psychotherapist, author and speaker specializing in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. She is also a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor (CEDS-S) through iaedp, The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and dedicates part of her practice to training new clinicians in the field of eating disorder treatment as they pursue specialist certification.
Becca is the Clinical Director of Authentic Living; a private practice specializing in the treatment of women in recovery from eating disorders & body image issues. In addition to her clinical practice, Becca is also a writer and speaker, and presents nationally, educating families, clients and clinicians on the treatment of trauma, eating disorders and body image issues. She is the author of the book, Ending the Diet Mindset: Reclaim a Balanced Relationship with Food & Body Image, and the host of The Inner Alchemy Podcast, which educates its listeners on the vast array of healing modalities available for self-development and recovery. She holds workshops and retreats, and offers online programs for both clients and professionals, all of which can be found on her website, www.rebeccaclegg.com
CPD & CE credits available: 6
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
– Australian Counselling Association
– The National Board of Certified Counsellors (NBCC)