Polyvagal-Informed Certificate

For  Organizations

“If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer."

 - Stephen Porges

These days, organizations of all stripes - clinical, non-clinical, public, private, etc. - are seeing a huge rise in stress-related challenges. The Harvard Business Review describes today’s environment as ‘VUCA’ - a world filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. And yet, no matter what culture or environment we work in, we have an innate, biologically based need for safety and connection.

 The Polyvagal-Informed Certificate Program is designed to help organizations develop an awareness around the need for safety and to assist with creating healthy cultures of connection and belonging.

The program is built around the core understanding that physiological state drives our behavior (rather than conscious intention).  By developing self-awareness around our own nervous system states and learning to shift into states that promote social engagement, we can create an 'upward spiral' resulting in an organizational culture that feels healthier, resilient, inclusive and collaborative


Self-Awareness of Physiological States > Sensitivity to Others’ States > 

Improved Relational Skills > Connected and Co-Regulated Teams > Reduced Stress and Turnover  > Improved Culture and Client Outcomes

Staff Meeting

Want To Know More? 
Get the specifics for your type of work

The PV-Informed Certificate Program is customized for these three unique audiences. Download the corresponding pdf for your area of interest to learn more: 


Organizations offering Clinical services
(e.g. therapeutic clinics, treatment centers)


Organizations offering Non-clinical services

(e.g., for-profit and nonprofit companies)


Organizations seeking trauma-informed, resilience training

Each program includes a training process which is aimed at individual awareness as well as cultural adoption of PV Principles. The training content for each group varies but the process for all includes the following components:

  • Organization-wide assessment

  • Core training for the entire team in PVT

  • Integration of PV Principles into key areas of the organization

  • Creating and Executing a PV Plan

  • Post-plan Assessment

  • Continuing Education in Polyvagal Principles

  • Certification as PV-Informed