How We Support Therapists
We have a number of tools and programs both online & face to face for therapists to support you in making Polyvagal Theory accessible to your clients as well as tools and resources. We also provide customised programs for the workplace, organisations, EAP’s, group practices and education settings. If you would discuss further please do not hesitate to book a zoom call
Live Online Training
2 hours CPD - Polyvagal Theory Accessible to Young People, Families & Neuro Divergent Individual. March 30th 2023
2 Hour Workshop with Online Events - Does the Polyvagal Framework have the capacity to depathologise some of the mental disorders listed in the DSM-5? There will be time for reflection and discussion. Click For Details >
4 hours CPD - Self Study The Polyvagal Teen® Pre-Foundation Certificate - Practical Steps To Sharing The Polyvagal Framework With Young People, Families & The Neurodivergent Individual.
Self-study The Polyvagal Teen® Pre-Foundation Certificate provides an opportunity for you to gain an in-depth understanding of the polyvagal framework whilst learning creative interventions to apply in your practice. Click For Details >
20 hours CPD - The Polyvagal Teen® Foundation Certificate - Practical Steps To Sharing The Polyvagal Framework With Young People, Families & The Neurodivergent Individual.
The Polyvagal Teen® Foundation Certificate provides an opportunity for you to gain an in-depth understanding of the polyvagal framework whilst supporting your professional development. Click For Details >
Emotional Discussion & Conversation Therapy Card Deck For Teenagers. Helping Adolescents and Families Thrive.
The purpose of our “What’s Your State?” therapy card deck is to support teenagers, families and groups in recognising and managing emotions. Naming emotions and behaviours empowers young people and families to communicate their needs calmly and with clarity. Helping manage family blowouts by making healthy communication second nature. Click For Details >
The What's Your State? tool bag includes the * What's Your State Card Deck - 80 cards, 40 unique images * * What's Your State - fold out game board - track goes through the three states * * Packaged in a reusable, cotton drawstring bag* Click For Details >
Our message is being trauma-informed alone is no longer enough - let's work to go beyond! Through Polyvagal Teen® psychoeducation resources and training - we also aim for trauma prevention, stress reduction and cultivation of safety and connection in our communities. Whilst raising awareness of the adverse impact socio-economic challenges have on our nervous systems and relationships.
Polyvagal Teen® provides therapists, counsellors, psychologists and mental health professionals with the practical tools and skill sets to make the Polyvagal Framework accessible to young people, parents and caregivers.
Our programs and resources empower the neurodivergent individual, young people, families, educators and communities to create healthy connections with their own nervous systems. We believe that this is a key step towards building better relationships – with self & others.
Do you want to help your clients track their states? Download our free Polyvagal Teen® States Tracker Worksheets.
Polyvagal Teen States tracker worksheets free download.
These 6 worksheets will help your clients to:
- Track states day by day during the week.
- Track states hour by hour during a 24 hour period.
- Drill down to individual hours and track states within a 60 minute time period.
- I will show you how you can easily teach this simple strategy to your young people and adult clients.
- Share this guide with your teen clients and their parents. Permission to print & share.
Addressing The Elephant In The Room ........
Polyvagal Theory Is Debunked!
My thoughts very much are that every theory must have criticisms, there isn’t any theory that’s supported 100%. I’ve heard people ponder and say that even if it were proven to be 100% wrong, it has done so much good that it would have value. I would agree. By removing the critical and shaming lens – by understanding biology has had positive impact in my clinical work. To me Polyvagal Theory through using metaphor is a working model of explaining what happens in our brain and body in response to stress.
"The Map Is Not The Territory"
The phrase coined by the Polish-American philosopher and engineer Alfred Korzybski springs instantly to mind – “The Map Is Not The Territory” He used it to convey the fact that people often confuse models of reality with reality itself. Let’s be clear Polyvagal Theory is a model of the nervous system. According to Korzybski, models stand to represent things, but they are not identical to those things. You can read Dr Stephen Porges response to the recent criticism here.
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Our Tools & Resources To Engage.
We have a number of resources and tools for professionals that you can incorporate into your therapy practice – from Polyvagal Posters, Cards Deck, Our Polyvagal Mug, Our Toolbag and more. Take a browse.