Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted
2 hours, online, on-demand
If you’re new to Polyvagal Theory and want to get a better understanding of it in a way that is time-efficient and reliable, this is a good place to start. You’ll be learning from the experts who know it best, and you can do so at your own pace, and in your own space. This 2-hour overview of Polyvagal Theory, presented by the creator, Dr. Stephen Porges, and renowned trainer, Deb Dana, walks us through the key concepts that provide the foundation for the theory and its application. Recommended for all audiences, both clinical and lay.
Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice for Individuals
FORMAT: 4 hours total, includes 3 hours of on-demand lectures and 1 hour on-demand Q & A
CE’s: 4.0 available for purchase
This introductory course is for professionals who wish to combine training in the key principles of Polyvagal Theory with discussion of how they can apply it to their field. It includes three hours of on-demand lectures by Deb Dana plus a one-hour recorded Q&A session. The main topics of the course include the three organizing principles of polyvagal theory, the vagal brake, the social engagement system, basic befriending skills and becoming polyvagal informed. The Principles and Practice course is very popular for its integration of a theoretical framework with practical application.
The Art & Science of Polyvagal Theory
8.5 hours total, includes 6.5 hours of on-demand lectures, and 2 hours live Q & A with Stephen Porges and Deb Dana
CE's: 6.5 CE's are available for purchase
For the first time ever, we join Stephen W. Porges, PhD, and Deb Dana, LCSW in a unique exploration of the scientific foundations of Polyvagal Theory alongside a nuanced and in-depth discussion of its clinical application. Presentation of theoretical constructs is combined with discussion and analysis in a way that truly combines the art of application with the science underlying the theory. The format of the course interweaves lectures with discussion and culminates in a clinical case study through a polyvagal lens. This has never been recorded before, and we think it will be popular with both professional and lay audiences!
The next live Q & A dates are May 28th at 2 pm EDT for Deb Dana and June 10th at 1 pm EDT for Stephen Porges. Registration now open
Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I
FORMAT:42 hours total, combines live online instruction with on-demand independent study
CE's: 32 CE's are available for purchase
The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping experiences of safety and influencing the capacity for connection. Through the organizing principles of hierarchy, neuroception, and co-regulation, Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of how this system works. Guided by Polyvagal Theory, we have a new appreciation of the ways experience shapes the nervous system and of the pathways that lead to healing. With this updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilization, and collapse, we have practical ways to effectively help clients identify and interrupt patterns of protection and strategies to shape their systems toward the regulated state of safety and connection that is necessary for successful treatment.
Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I: May 14th | filled
Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I: June 4th | 10 spots remaining, please see June 4th Live Training Dates before registering.
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June 4th Live
Scientific Basis of Polyvagal Theory
recorded lecture 10 hours
Recorded lecture series from Dr. Stephen Porges discussing the key principles of Polyvagal Theory.
Coming in Winter 2021/22, to be announced in the PVI Newsletter!
Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice Group Webinar
FORMAT:5.5 hours total, includes 4 hours on-demand lectures and 90- minute live
Q & A discussion with Deb Dana
DATES: by appointment through
CE’s: 5.5 CE's available for purchase
PRICE: Varies per group size and needs
This introductory webinar is for groups who wish to combine training in the key principles of Polyvagal Theory with discussion of how they can apply it to their field. Three hours of on-demand lectures by Deb Dana plus a one-hour FAQ session are combined with 90 minutes of live guided discussion specific to the trainee’s practices. The workshop is very popular for its integration of a theoretical framework with practical application.
Please contact us with your information and we will follow up to give you pricing and discuss date options.