LIVE WEBINAR: Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model
When: 18 Mar 2021 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Jan Winhall presents core concepts from her new book at The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
This live webinar (recorded for encore viewing) will present a new way of understanding and treating trauma and addiction. The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model provides a paradigm shift from the traditional disease approach to an embodied understanding of trauma and its underbelly, addiction, through the lens of the autonomic nervous system.
Addictions are seen as the bodies’ attempt to emotionally regulate by acting as propellers that facilitate shifts in our nervous system. The model Integrates Gendlin’s Felt Sense process with Porges Polyvagal theory, enabling us to appreciate addictive behaviors as adaptive responses to maladaptive environments. The model provides a generic framework that can be integrated into any therapeutic modality. The webinar will include a description of how to apply the model with clients through participant exercises, case examples and live demonstration.