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[Embodied Dialogue Series] FREE Monthly Online Zoom Meetups | Felt Sense Polyvagal Approach to Trauma & Addiction Group


Join me live on Zoom each month as I interview guests who contribute to our understanding about trauma and addiction. Our group is on the Polyvagal Institute Community App.

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Join our group on the PVI (Polyvagal Institute) Community App for updates and discussion.

Join me live on Zoom each month as I interview guests who contribute to our understanding about trauma and addiction. 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!

PVI Community Member Guidelines

  1. We are cultivating cues of safety, so please be supportive.
  2. Encourage and support your colleagues – Remember criticism, cynicism, advice, or judgment may be signs of threat.
  3. Be courteous and assume the best intentions – respect all opinions, no hate speech.
  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.
  7. Advertising, solicitation, personal or company promotion is not permitted. Those who don’t comply with the guidelines will be requested to leave the app.

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Upcoming in the Embodied Dialogue Series via Zoom

Please be aware that by participating in these community meetups via Zoom, your image and name may appear online, including in replay recordings. Meetup events are livestreamed to social media channels.

Raja Selvam

The Importance of Embodying Emotion in All Therapies’ 
with Raja Selvam

Thursday 12pm-1pm ET on April 18, 2024

Free to join, all welcome.

Research in cognitive and affective neuroscience in the past twenty five years has clearly established the importance of embodying emotions for improving outcomes and treatment times in all therapeutic approaches. In the short presentation, Dr. Selvam will discuss how therapists can go about improving their practice in all therapy modalities through the practice of embodying emotions, with clinical examples.

About Raja
Dr. Raja Selvam, PhD, who has taught in over twenty five countries on six continents, is a licensed clinical psychologist from California, a senior trainer in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE) professional trauma training programs, and the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), a science-backed, body-based, and emotion-focused complementary approach designed to reduce treatment times and improve diverse outcomes in all therapy modalities including existing body psychotherapy approaches. He is the author of the best-selling book The Practice of embodying emotions: A Guide for improving cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes.

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Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Gentle Practices for Vagus Nerve Stimulationwith Arielle Schwartz

Thursday 12pm-1pm ET on May 16, 2024

Free to join, all welcome.

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, author of seven books on trauma recovery including Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, will discuss the science behind vagus nerve stimulation and guide you through gentle practices support your wellbeing.

You will learn how to naturally stimulate the vagus nerve in areas of the body where the vagus nerve travels close to the surface of your skin such as on the sides or back of the neck and on areas surrounding the ear. She will share with you the foundations of her yoga teachings integrating Science, Soma, and Soul as a foundation for a deep, meaningful connection to your Self and why having safe community spaces is essential to the healing journey.

About Arielle
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, EMDR Consultant, and Kripalu yoga teacher. She is an internationally sought-out speaker, leading voice in the field of trauma recovery, and the author of seven books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and her latest, Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga. As the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy, she offers an integrative, mind-body approach to therapy that includes relational therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR Therapy, parts-work therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma.

She specializes in applied polyvagal theory which focuses on addressing imbalances within the autonomic nervous system that underlie most mental and physical health conditions. She provides informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.


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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.