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Polyvagal Institute Courses & Trainings

Polyvagal Theory courses and trainings taught by our co-founders Stephen Porges and Deb Dana, plus other select experts!

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The Polyvagal Certificate Course: Safety, Connection & the Human Experience

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Therapeutic Yoga Tools: A Polyvagal Informed Certificate for

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Polyvagal-Informed Focusing Teacher Training

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April 11, 2024

Beginning in April 11, 2024! Learn how to teach Polyvagal-Informed Focusing, based on Jan Winhall’s
Felt Sense Polyvagal Model. Specific tools and strategies will be shared so that you will feel confident in teaching focusing and the basics of the FSPM. You will receive detailed and interactive material on teaching the FSPM in any group or individual settings.

addiction, trauma, counseling, live/hybrid

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35

$

2100-2400

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hybrid

The Polyvagal Certificate Course: Safety, Connection, and the Human Experience

Start Date:

August 25, 2024

An in-depth exploration of the Polyvagal Theory and its application to our lives, Dr. Stephen Porges and 9 leading experts in the fields of neuroscience, healthcare, and therapeutics offer a course that explore Polyvagal Theory like no other.

certificate level, social issues, addiction, trauma, counseling, theory, live/hybrid

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20

$

999

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hybrid

Therapeutic Yoga Tools: A Polyvagal Informed Certificate for Body-Mind Practitioners

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October 12, 2024

This course covers the basic foundations for assessment and application of practices using the gunas and Polyvagal Theory as well as other yoga principles. It will help you expand your skill set and knowledge for self-care and helping others by using an integrative approach based on yoga philosophy and neurophysiology.

yoga, body, certificate level, trauma, live/hybrid, counseling

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$

99

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self-paced

A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Children’s Behavior: Conversations with Drs. Delahooke and Porges

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This informative and entertaining discussion between Drs. Stephen Porges and Mona Delahooke presents a new, physiologically based view of child behaviors. For parents, teachers and school administrators engaged with both neurologically typical and atypical children, this self-paced series deconstructs behaviors through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. Live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

children, education, self-paced, applications course

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0

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Polyvagal Theory for Healthcare Providers

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This course helps you understand your own nervous system fluctuations as well as read the autonomic state of your patients to guide them to a state of safety and connection. Teaching you practical techniques to build resilience and avoid burnout, the content includes didactic teaching, an MD panel discussion, and a Q&A with Dr. Porges.

social issues, trauma, applications course, body, self-paced, workplace, free

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0

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PVT and ACT: A Dialog with Dr. Stephen W. Porges and Dr. Steven C. Hayes

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For the first time, Dr. Stephen Porges, developer of Polyvagal Theory (PVT), and Dr. Steven C. Hayes, co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) sit down for a dialogue focusing on the intersection of their communities and schools of thought. Recorded in May 2021.

theory, counseling, coaching, self-paced, free

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Replacing Stockholm Syndrome with a New Framework of Appeasement

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The Stockholm Syndrome is an antiquated media-driven term used to explain why people do not leave hostage situations. This discussion between Dr. Porges, Dr. Bailey and Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 and held captive until 2009, offers an alternative perspective to the term 'Stockholm Syndrome.’

trauma, theory, free, counseling, self-paced

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199

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self-paced

The Play Zone: A Neurophysiological Approach to Our Highest Performance

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The Play Zone is a paradigm shift in performance psychology that masters the mental game of performance through the body. This 5-hour course combines self-paced presentations by Michael Allison and a discussion between Michael and Dr. Porges, as well as a live Q&A session. Applicable to all disciplines, including coaching, leadership, medicine, education, etc.

body, trauma, applications course, coaching, self-care, workplace

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CEs

6.5

$

299

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self-paced

The Art & Science of Polyvagal Theory

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This unique course brings together self-paced lectures, in-depth discussion, case study analysis and live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

theory, counseling, self-paced

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4

$

149

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self-paced

Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice for Individuals

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Taught by Deb Dana, LCSW, this self-paced, introductory course is very popular for delivering a solid understanding of Polyvagal Theory to professionals of all disciplines. Live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

theory, self-paced, self-care, counseling

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2

$

49

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self-paced

Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted

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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. Self-paced course taught by Stephen Porges and Deb Dana. Live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

trauma, theory, self-paced, counseling, self-care

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0

$

199

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self-paced

Defeating Trauma: Polyvagal Enhanced Resilience Training

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Enhanced Resilience Training™ (ERT) is a highly effective process that empowers individuals to re-calibrate their own nervous system so that they can live a joyful, fulfilling and meaningful life experience—free from the debilitating symptoms of long-term stress, anxiety and trauma.

In this course, Master Instructor and ERT™ developer Dean Siminoff introduces students to this method which was developed over the many years of working with African women facing injustice and gender-based violence; the method has brought healing to more than 700 women to date. Through this online course, Master Dean will walk you through each key element of Enhanced Resilience Training™ with explanations and physical demonstrations.

trauma, applications course, body, self-paced, self-care

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0

$

149

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self-paced

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: simple practices to enhance wellbeing

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This 5-hour training includes 3 hours of self-paced lectures with a 1-hour guided physical yoga practice by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, followed by a 1-hour recorded discussion between Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Porges on the application of polyvagal principles to yoga practice. Live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

applications course, yoga, body, self-care, self-paced

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CEs

5.5

$

299

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self-paced

Revolutionizing Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model

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Trauma and addiction responses are increasing at an epidemic rate, and we desperately need a fresh approach. The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model shifts the paradigm from a pathologizing one to a strength-based one. Live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

social issues, addiction, trauma, applications course, self-paced

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0

$

299

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self-paced

Polyvagal Theory for Somatic Experiencing Practitioners

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In this unique course, Deb Dana, LCSW, Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Peter Levine introduce and discuss key theories and practices of Polyvagal Theory to Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioners and students who have completed their first year of SE training through self-paced lectures, case study analysis, in-depth discussion and live discussion May 6 at 2p ET with Stephen Porges, PhD.

body, trauma, yoga, counseling, coaching, self-paced

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CEs

0

$

199

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self-paced

Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy using Polyvagal Principles

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This self-paced course is designed as an introduction to equine therapeutic interactions using polyvagal principles. The course gives participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Polyvagal Theory utilizing the unique perspective and co-regulation horses offer us. Taught by Polyvagal Equine Institute's Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Jaycee Dugard, and Margie McDonald.

trauma, applications course, counseling, self-paced

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CEs

0

$

499

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self-paced

A Polyvagal Approach for Educators Exploring Discipline Protocols

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In this 10-hour course, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how our nervous systems drive our contagious emotions and perspectives and explore a new lens of discipline that gets ahead of negative behaviors.

applications course, education, children, self-paced

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5.5

$

varies

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hybrid

Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practice Group Webinar

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This intro course is for professional groups who wish to combine training in the key principles of Polyvagal Theory with discussion of how to apply it in their field. Combines self-paced lectures with live discussion with one of our polyvagal experts.

theory, workplace, coaching, counseling, live/hybrid

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25

$

799

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hybrid

Embodied Equity: A Polyvagal-Informed Certificate for Educators & Helping Professionals

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Taught by Dr. Niki Elliott, this 25-hour certificate course explores the damaging impact of implicit bias and identity-threat on student well-being and academic performance. Through a polyvagal-informed approach utilizing mindfulness, breathwork and somatic awareness practices, participants will learn what it truly means to embody social justice and create healing learning environments for students of all ages.

certificate level, social issues, education, body, live/hybrid, counseling, coaching, workplace, children

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CEs

0

$

399

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live-online

Polyvagal Mindfulness: An Embodied Perspective on Life as Interaction

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This experiential course provides a safe and stimulating environment to go beyond your preconceived ideas about mindfulness in light of Polyvagal Theory. It is not about technical expertise in PVT; it helps you find your own way to integrate mindfulness, meaning and purpose in the context of experiencing life as interaction.

yoga, body, applications course, self-care, live/hybrid

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0

$

599

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live-online

Supervision Group for FSPM: Applying the Model in Your Practice

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This consultation course is for those who have completed Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, or its equivalent, and are eager to continue the stimulating journey of learning about and applying the model.

addiction, trauma, body, social issues, counseling, live/hybrid

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CEs

24

$

1049

Format:

hybrid

Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Certificate for Treating Trauma and Addiction

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Trauma and addiction responses are increasing at an epidemic rate, and we desperately need a fresh approach. This Certificate Program is based on Jan Winhall’s book 'Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model.' The Model shifts the paradigm from a pathologizing one to a strength-based one. The course is a hybrid of self-paced and live classes. Instructors: Jan Winhall, Stephen Porges.

social issues, addiction, certificate level, trauma, counseling, live/hybrid

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CEs

30

$

799

Format:

hybrid

Embodying Safety: A Certificate for Integrating Yoga, Qigong & Polyvagal Theory

Start Date:

March 8, 2024

Taught by Dr. Amelia Barili, this certificate course integrates the wisdom healing traditions of Yoga and Qigong with Polyvagal Theory. Learn how to use your nervous system and vital energy to promote good health and achieve your highest human potential, sharing it with clients and loved ones. You can take in the material at your own pace within each module and join Dr. Barili for 6 live sessions.

yoga, body, certificate level, self-care, live/hybrid

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CEs

18

$

999

Format:

hybrid

Play Zone Pro: A Polyvagal-Informed Certificate for Wellness & Performance Coaches

Start Date:

April 3, 2024

This is an 8 module course that you may follow at your own pace, and includes 4 bi-weekly 90 minute LIVE group meetups with Michael Allison. Regain control of your physiology to optimize the human experience, and lead your clients to do the same. Instructors are Michael Allison and Dr. Stephen Porges.

certificate level, body, coaching, live/hybrid

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