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[Self-Paced Course] Revolutionizing Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™

USD$299

The course combines self-paced lectures by Jan Winhall with recorded conversations between Jan and Dr. Stephen Porges which further detail polyvagal principles presented in the coursework. Optional one hour live broader student community discussions:

– 6 modules including videos, reading, handouts
– Live broader student community discussions with Stephen Porges, PhD or Deb Dana, LCSW
– 5.5 CE’s available
– Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.

This course is informative for those new to the field of trauma/addiction as well as seasoned practitioners looking for a fresh approach. PVI offers up to 50% scholarships on a rolling basis. You can apply for a scholarship at https://forms.gle/vvfQdyAtw3k79LpM9

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Course Overview

Addictions and other trauma responses are increasing day by day as people cry out for help. We desperately need a fresh approach that treats the trauma of addiction where it lives; in the body. The fields of trauma and addiction have developed separately, yet when we treat one we are very often working with the other. And the state of addiction is traumatic in and of itself. So, how do we work with both? In this workshop we will explore the intersection of trauma and addiction and how to address both with an embodied approach.

The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ shifts the current pathologizing paradigm to a strength based approach. Through the lens of Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, addiction is seen as an adaptive stress response in our autonomic nervous system. Addictive behaviors are the bodies’ attempt to emotionally regulate by acting as propellers that facilitate neurophysiological shifts in our nervous system. The model integrates Porges’ Polyvagal theory, and Gendlin’s Felt Sense Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy process, enabling us to appreciate trauma/addictive behaviors as adaptive responses to maladaptive environments. It provides a generic framework that can support any therapeutic modality.

The Felt Sense Polyvagal Dialogue is a tool that integrates Imago therapy with the model. This provides a methodology for working with couples and families that engages them in an embodied approach. The webinar series includes a description of the theoretical framework, and an introduction to The Embodied Assessment and Treatment Tool. This tool reflects the experiential nature of a body based psychotherapy. A mixture of didactic information, experiential practices, three demonstrations and case examples will guide the clinician on how to apply the model. This course will be informative for those new to the field of trauma/addiction as well as seasoned practitioners.

The course combines self-paced lectures by Jan Winhall with recorded conversations between Jan and Dr. Stephen Porges which further detail polyvagal principles presented in the coursework.

Optional one hour live broader student community discussions with Deb Dana, LCSW or Stephen Porges, PhD.

Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.

5.5 CEs are available for $35 upon course completion.

REQUIRED READING

Required reading: Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, by Jan Winhall, Routledge, 2021.

To purchase click link below:

Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model (routledge.com)

Get 20% off of the book, click here for details.

 


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. Her new book, 20 Embodied Practices for Healing Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, will be published by Norton to be available in March 2025. 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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