The Window Of Tolerance or The Window Capacity? Which Do You Prefer?

The name for the window of tolerance has never quite sat right with me. I can’t take credit for this, but a few months ago, during a Polyvagal Teen® workshop, one of the participants shared with me a different term: the window of capacity. Immediately, a visualization popped into my mind—a squashed sandwich!  I wish […]

What does it mean to be regulated for educators?

When we feel safe, both physically (there is no threat of physical danger) and emotionally (we trust the people around us and feel validated and respected ) we then feel safe. When we feel safe we experience what is known as “felt safety”. And when we experience felt safety our body is in a regulated […]

Resources For Educators

There is a wealth of knowledge available online educating about the impact of resources. Below is a list of some popular resources. Books & Articles That Share Knowledge About The Impact Of Trauma 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions, Linda Curran A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource for Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused […]

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