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Polyvagal-Informed Certificate Program

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.

Polyvagal Informed upward spiral showing that physiological state drives behavior in business

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

Program Description

The PV-I Certificate program is aimed at developing individual awareness as well as cultural adoption of PV Principles.  The training occurs over a few weeks; however, ongoing education is provided to ensure PV Principles are firmly embedded in both individuals as well as the organization’s culture.  Training includes the following components:


Organization-wide assessment


Core training for the entire team in PVT


Integration of PV Principles into 6 key areas of the organization


Creating and Executing a PV Plan


Continuing Education for the entire staff post-certification 

Program Process


Client Inquiry Form Connection Call

Complete Application Organizational Readiness Checklist



Assessment Polyvagal-Informed Training Consultation & Integration Plan

Implement PV-I Plan
PV-I Community Support



Post-Assessment Certification

  1. The program process begins with completing a client inquiry form and scheduling a call with PVI.

  2. An assessment is given to all team members which helps PVI customize the training per the goals and needs of the organization.  

  3. Core training in PVT and how it will be integrated into key areas of the organization is conducted via live online Zoom meetings.

  4. A Polyvagal Plan is developed by team members, implementation begins immediately.

  5. After a 3-month period, another assessment is given and the Polyvagal Plan is reviewed and refined per feedback from the entire team.  At that time, certification is granted to the organization.

  6. Ongoing education is delivered to the organization via an app customized for the client and for future communication with other PV-Informed organizations. 

Staff Meeting

To Learn More

The Polyvagal-Informed Certificate Program is customized for three types of organizations.  To learn more, please access the appropriate PDF below, and complete this brief inquiry form. 

Clinical Organizations


Polyvagal-Informed clinical organizations include organizations providing therapy-oriented services.  Our goal is to increase the “quality of care” we bring to clients, as well as fellow team members, through Polyvagal-Informed interactions.

Non-Clinical Organizations


Non-Clinical organizations include businesses seeking to cultivate a culture of safety and connection internally as well as with their client interactions.

Trauma-Informed Organizations


Polyvagal-Informed training supports organizations already orienting toward trauma-informed approaches, and provides a science-based framework for understanding the nervous system and how it influences our behavior.

PV-I Inquiry Form

Inquiry Form

After sending your inquiry, download your customized PDF.

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