Help Your Therapy Clients By Getting Certified In Vagal Toning Techniques
Inspired by Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges
Heal The Nervous System After Trauma
Trauma makes it difficult for clients to put their past experiences into words.
Dr. Stephen Porges and Deb Dana suggest vagal toning to help clients find a sense of relief when words aren't enough.
Talk therapy alone isn’t always enough to support your clients during their trauma-healing journey.
Do you often feel as though you've tried everything to support your clients in relieving their trauma symptoms, yet they continue to experience the same distress?
Trauma survivors can often experience difficulty in connecting with others. This can make building a trusting client-therapist relationship especially important.
Trauma-affected clients can often appear on edge, seem distant and distracted, or shut down and withdraw during a session.
This is because oftentimes mainstream therapy strategies are not always specific to trauma healing.
Talk therapy often overlooks the key elements to healing from trauma.
These elements can include:
- Regulating the nervous system to rediscover a sense of safety in the body
- Enhancing our ability to meaningfully connect with ourselves and others
- Strengthening our ability to safely access and process subconscious trauma memory
- Learning ways to regulate, process, and release residual symptoms of trauma
Talk therapy can also risk:
- Retraumatizing trauma-affected clients1
- Triggering a protective fight, flight, or freeze response1
Often, trauma-affected clients are navigating life in a state of hyperarousal where they cannot embody a sense of safety to rework their thought patterns. This is likely because they have not been offered the tools to learn how to calm and regulate their nervous system.
Many therapists supporting trauma survivors are searching for additional, refined approaches which can help them to cater to each of their client’s unique needs more effectively.
Decades of research have revealed the important role of neurobiology and the mind-body connection in trauma treatment.1, 2
The vagus nerve forms the core of the mind-body connection.
Unprocessed trauma becomes embedded in the nervous system and can affect the vagus nerve.
Clients living with a trauma-affected nervous system are often in a protective mode of flight, fight, freeze, or fawn.
The activity of the vagus nerve, referred to as vagal tone, can both activate and deactivate this protective response.
A low vagal tone is associated with the sympathetic response, which can keep the body in a state of fear and high alert.
A strong vagal tone can engage the counteractive parasympathetic response, which can help to induce a sense of safety and calm.
A strong vagal tone is associated with a sense of groundedness, emotional stability, improved resilience to stress, and enhanced social connectedness.2
Vagal toning therapeutic exercises can support your clients in gradually acknowledging, gently processing, and safely releasing trauma stored in their bodies.
This can help you to effectively support your clients in healing from the effects of trauma, as well as build a culture of trust and confidence within your therapy practice.
It is our bodies that tell the story of our past, and it is also our bodies that begin the story of our healing.
This is why Rewire Therapy has created a self-paced, fully remote online certification program with 20 Polyvagal Theory inspired, guided modules from Arielle Schwartz, plus 1 bonus module that includes 3 exclusive vagal toning guided exercises.
We invite you to enrich your therapy skillset by blending your academic knowledge and clinical experience with Polyvagal Theory and breakthrough vagal toning therapeutic exercises.
Introducing Rewire Therapy's Vagal Toning Certification Program
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Meet The Experts
Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.
Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.
Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Arielle Schwartz is a clinical psychologist, EMDR consultant, somatic psychotherapist, yoga instructor, and internationally sought-out teacher. She is the author of six books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy, and Somatic Psychology, The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma.
Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP, is the developer of “Nervous-System Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" (NITYA), a system in which she has been training mental health and yoga professionals, internationally, for 10 years. She is the author of the book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, (Handspring, 2021), which integrates classic yoga, somatic psychotherapy, and polyvagal theory, and has been praised by leaders in the field.