This workshop will be on zoom from 9.30am to 2pm. £40 to members, £50 to non members. To pay by bank transfer, HACP sort code is 090151 and account number is 43775502
Emma, an experienced teacher, mental health trainer and counsellor, will explore the Polyvagal Theory which she states is based on Stephen Porges’ research into the Vagus Nerve. She will explain the effect on mental health of the Autonomic Nervous System. Emma will strive to keep us safe as we begin to become trauma-informed. She will help us understand how we, as mammals, have developed 3 states of being; Safe and Social, Fight/Flight and Shut Down, and how and why we can become stuck in any of these states and, therefore, its implications for clients’ and our mental health and well-being’.
Emma intends to offer us a toolbox of techniques and ideas which will aid us in helping to support ourselves and others in moving safely up and down the Polyvagal ladder of states. She has said ‘you will gain knowledge of how to empower others to understand how to engage their own safe and social state. You will become trauma-informed in order to create ‘safe’ environments for those that you work with or support.’
Emma’s aim for this workshop is for us: ‘To become trauma-informed through developing a basic understanding of the Polyvagal Theory and how it can be used to support self and others.’
Her learning objectives for us are to: