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PESI Interview with Zach Taylor

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Addiction can be one of the most challenging issues faced by clinicians, especially when relying on pathologizing models that often inadvertently shame clients…but what if there was a different way to understand addictive behaviors?

PESI’s Zach Taylor speaks with Jan Winhall to discuss what it means to understand addiction through a polyvagal lens.

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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