PVI International Gathering
June 14-16, 2024
Save the date! Polyvagal Institute's International Gathering returns, this time in Potsdam, Germany, just outside of Berlin. This event will feature Dr. Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, and a line-up of international and European experts, all presenting in English. Details, including location, topics, and registration, coming soon to this page. A virtual option will also be available, as will translation via our PVI International Partners!
Polyvagal Theory and the Modern Family:
Finding Safety and Connection
Join Polyvagal Theory (PVT) developer Stephen Porges and world-renowned trauma therapist and PVT expert Deb Dana for this unique two-day live workshop in Dr. Porges’ hometown Atlantic Beach, Florida. This intimate event is planned as a deep dive into the clinical application of PVT in therapy, exploring it from both scientific and practical perspectives. The two days include live demonstrations followed by deconstruction and discussion, lots of time for Q&A, and meals together at the lovely beachside location.
At the end of this workshop participants will be better able to:
Analyze the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory
Apply tools to help regulate their own autonomic state to create an environment of safety for clients
Assess client responses through autonomic state and state shifts
Use an understanding of Polyvagal Theory to create an environment for clients that encourages safety and connection
Employ exercises designed to engage the neural circuits of a client’s Social Engagement System to improve clinical outcomes
Utilize polyvagal-informed processes to help clients return to regulation
Modify co-regulating practices to match a client’s autonomic capacity for connection
Those who have seen Steve and Deb in conversation or presenting together know the deep connection they share and the wisdom that organically emerges as they engage in dialogue about the many ways Polyvagal Theory helps us understand how we are human, and how we can use PVT in therapy. This two-day workshop offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in that experience, and to further develop a compassionate and connecting lens for engaging with the world, and with yourself.
Our venue for this event is a beautiful hotel situated right on the beach. The schedule includes plenty of time for talking with Steve and Deb over meals, as well as taking time for yourself, walking on the beach, or networking. You won’t need a car or an Uber here - restaurants, shopping and entertainment are all within walking distance. Bring a hat, your sunglasses, a notepad for clinical and personal revelations, and your most curious self.
Agenda at a Glance
The Evolution of Polyvagal Theory
Answering the Challenges
The Origins of Polyvagal Guided Practice
Live Demo with Discussion
Through a Polyvagal Lens
Live Demo with Discussion
A Polyvagal Perspective on Change
Breakfast will be served on Friday and Saturday for registered attendees.