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Upcoming Events

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June 14-16, 2024

Polyvagal Institute's 2024 International Gathering is coming, live in Potsdam, Germany. This in-person and virtual event features Stephen Porges, Gabor Mate, Deb Dana, and a line-up of international and European experts. Together we will be exploring the topic of Polyvagal Theory and the Modern Family: Finding Safety and Connection, with all content presented in English. Compliment your in-person learning experience by participating in a variety of optional Embodiment Practices that bring polyvagal principles to life.

Multilingual translation via our PVI International Partners is available for virtual audiences. 

In-person seats are now SOLD OUT, but we still have virtual tickets available-- and now $100 off!  

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

Join the PVI Community for this free Somatic Movement Practice led by Amber Gray, PHD, MPH, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC.

As Dr. Gray describes, "Our human bodies are movement. Movement is a primary language, creative expression, and pathway to healing. This brief introduction to a Polyvagal-informed Somatic & Dance/Movement Therapy grounding practice weaves a little theory with two experientials  that are infused with polyvagal and Indigenous wisdom." This movement practice is appropriate for, and can be adapted to, all levels of mobility.

Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy is at the heart of Dr. Gray's Restorative Movement Psychotherapy, innovated over years of idea-sharing and collaborative teaching with Dr. Stephen Porges. The core of this work is breath, sound, and movement as a direct access to regulate the nervous system following traumatic exposure. Dr. Gray is also a member of Polyvagal Institute's Editorial Board. 

Our free Community Event Series is a chance to come together around topics, experiences and research of interest. Please register to attend at the link below; registration ensures that you will receive a copy of the event recording if you are unable to join us live.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

Join PVI and our PVI Course Partner Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT, for this free event! As part of the Embodied Dialogue Series, Jan invites BG Mancini to discuss early traumatic experiences and what contributes to the early developmental signs of inflammation in the body and brain. 

BG Mancini, is a Neurodevelopmental Specialist, Advanced Certified in Functional Medicine, and AP/PCP.  She is the founder of The Brain Gut Institute and creator of The Family Nervous System®. With 27 years of practice, she works with children & families to unlock their unique potential through biomedical, nervous system & neurodevelopmental practices.

This free event happens within the PVI Community App, as part of the Felt Sense Polyvagal Approach to Trauma & Addiction Group. You are invited to join the PVI Community App and this group, here. 

Register at the link below to receive the link to attend this event.

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Thursday, July 25, 2024

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

Join PVI and our PVI Course Partner Jan Winhall, MSW, FOT, for this free event! As part of the Embodied Dialogue Series, Jan welcomes trauma  therapist Travis Goodman to  share his experiences on how he integrates the FSPM™ with EMDR to treat trauma and addiction.

The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ (FSPM™) is a framework by Jan Winhall that teaches people how to emotionally regulate by connecting with two powerful embodied processes: interoception, felt sensing, and neuroception, rewiring dysregulated autonomic states.

The Four Circles Harm Reduction Practice is an FSPM™ practice that develops upon the Three Circle Practice (Cairns, 2001). It includes graphic elements and is used to help people engage and deepen their embodied connection by locating their state and practicing outer circle safety-seeking behaviors every day for reducing harm.


This free event happens within the PVI Community App, as part of the Felt Sense Polyvagal Approach to Trauma & Addiction Group. You are invited to join the PVI Community App and this group, here. 

Register at the link below to receive the link to attend this event.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

12:00pm-12:20pm ET

Join PVI and our PVI Community App Manager Stephanie D'Angelo for this free 20 minute reset! Take some time out of your day to dedicate to your practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation is one of the most powerful methods we have to regulate our nervous systems! During these brief practice sessions you'll explore ways you can personally create stability and cultivate safety, move toward acceptance of the present moment experience, cultivate self-compassion,
practice making choices, and be curious. Everything offered during the session is invitational, and you will be empowered by having the choice to opt-out at any time.

Stephanie D’Angelo CMT-P has a master’s degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University, where she developed the Polyvagal Informed Embodied Mindfulness program. Stephanie is a co-developer and facilitator at the Polyvagal Institute for the Polyvagal-Informed Certificate for Organizations program. 


This free drop-in event happens within the PVI Community App. To participate, please join the App space at the link below, and navigate to "Events."

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Thursday, August 1, 2024

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

Join PVI as we welcome author Amanda Armstrong to discuss her new book, Healing Through the Vagus Nerve.  An accessible book written in approachable, non-academic language with helpful illustrations, the publication teaches all about vagal tone and the impact it has on your mental health and everyday life. A variety of exercises provide an adaptable approach to improving nervous system function.

Come hear from Amanda about her easy to understand approach to vagus nerve health, and experience a practice or two as you learn to work with your nervous system instead of against it.

Our free Community Event Series is a chance to come together around topics, experiences and research of interest.  Please register to attend at the link below; registration ensures that you will receive a copy of the event recording if you are unable to join us live.

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