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Tag: FELT Sense Polyvagal Model

Addressing mental health needs in students as they return to school

The following was originally published in Fox News.on Saturday, July 31st 2021. BALTIMORE (WBFF) — As children get ready to return to school, Fox45 news is focusing on their mental health. The New York Times reports urgent need for children’s mental health has been rising for years, and has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jan […]

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Book Review of Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom-Up Approach

This piece was originally published on Somathic Psychotherapy Today. By Dr. Leslie Ellis Just at a time when the wider world is waking up to a more compassionate and inclusive way of understanding trauma and addiction, a timely book that addresses these issues in personal, historical, embodied, and practical ways has arrived. In Treating Trauma […]

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Beyond Belief Sobriety Podcast Episode 238

In this episode, Jan explains how and why addiction becomes a way of coping with trauma and she helps bridge the two worlds of trauma treatment and addiction. *** Topics Discussed **** Jan’s early work with a group of women who survived incest.* How trauma enacts a process in the autonomic nervous system.* Polyvagal Model […]

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The Addicted Mind Podcast Episode 152

Duane Osterlind of the Addicted Mind Podcast speaks with Jan Winhall about treating trauma and addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™. Jan explains how our nervous system influences our behavioral choices and how we perceive the world and our situations. She also teaches how we can use the felt sense with the help of […]

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PESI Interview with Zach Taylor

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. Watch Interview […]

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Interview with The Trauma Therapist Project

Jan began her career as social worker and psychotherapist 40 years ago. She began listening with non-pathologizing ears and heard shocking stories of sexual torture, and responses that confused her.  Women were cutting themselves, bingeing and purging huge quantities of food, and abusing drugs and alcohol. As she listened she learned that somehow these self-harming […]

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