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Embodied Dialogue Series

Travis Goodman

FSPM and the Four Circles
with Travis Goodman

Thursday 12pm-1pm EDT on July 25, 2024

Free to join, all welcome.

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The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ (FSPM™) is a framework by Jan Winhall that integrates Gendlin’s concept of a ‘felt sense’ with Polyvagal Theory. By emphasizing the importance of the body in understanding the nervous system’s responses to trauma, addiction and dissociation, the model offers a new way of working with trauma and addiction. FSPM 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.

In this dialogue, therapist Travis Goodman will share his experiences on how he integrates the FSPM™ with EMDR to treat trauma and addiction.

About Travis

Travis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Mind+Body Coach.  He has been practicing over the past 10 years.  He has further expertise, training, and certification in Attachment-Focused EMDR, Focusing-Oriented Trainer (FOT), Certified Felt Sense Polyvagal Model (FSPM), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

He has been married for 13 years to his amazing wife and resides in Southern California with their family.  They have two boys and a girl.  Travis is passionate about continuing to grow as a father, husband, friend, and therapist.

Through the video podcast, the Integrated Man Project, Travis invites you to hear and share in journeying towards integration psychologically, physically, socially, and spiritually. The mission of the Integrated Man Project is to create a space that aims to equip men around the world with the tools, inspiration, and resources needed to be the best and most effective men they can be.


Instagram: @integratedmanproject

YouTube Channel/Podcast:

Apple Podcast: Integrated Man

Spotify Podcast: Integrated Man

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The Felt Sense Polyvagal Approach to Trauma & Addiction Group is a place for you to explore with others, through a polyvagal lens, the experiences of trauma and addiction. We are focusing on understanding addiction through the lens of the nervous system, as an adaptive response to maladaptive environments. Our group is growing in leaps and bounds indicating a hunger for change, for the kind of transformative change that polyvagal theory brings us. The group interacts  online as part of the PVI (Polyvagal Institute) Community App. Once a month the group meets live on Zoom for an hour of exploration and discussion with a guest presenter, in what we now call the Embodied Dialogue Series. 

Free to join the group, all welcome!

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  2. Encourage and support your colleagues – Remember criticism, cynicism, advice, or judgment may be signs of threat.
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  4. Share generously – Your stories and experiences may be what another person needs to hear today to solve a problem or seize an opportunity.
  5. Be constructive – We’re here to push each other forward and lift each other.
  6. Find ways to help each other find and create cues of safety and co-regulation, reframe challenges, and stay curious.
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Jan Winhall, M.S.W.  P.I.F.O.T. is an author, teacher and seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist. She is an Educational Partner and Course Developer with the Polyvagal Institute where she offers a training program based on her book Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge 2021. Completion of four levels leads students to become Felt Sense Polyvagal Model Facilitators. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a Certifying Co-Ordinator with the International Focusing Institute. Jan is Co-Director of the Borden Street Clinic where she supervises graduate students. She enjoys teaching all over the world.

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