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Join world-renowned Traumatologist Dr. Arielle Schwartz and become a certified trauma professional

Many therapists are both intrigued and perplexed by Polyvagal Theory.

While it can seem overly complicated, the fact is…

Polyvagal theory is the key to resolving trauma stored in the body.

…and thousands of therapists like you are already using it as a scientifically validated roadmap to relieve clients from trauma, PTSD, painful memories, and more.

Don't let intimidating neuroscience keep you away from learning this powerful approach…

This course not only makes it easy for you to learn practical polyvagal techniques you can use in session tomorrow, but you'll also set yourself apart as a certified trauma expert!

You'll begin learning with neuropsychologist Dr. Sherrie All, who makes learning polyvagal theory friendly and gives you skills you can immediately use — like co-regulation, movement, and breath techniques.

Then, you'll join Dr. Arielle Schwartz, whose work has been praised by Polyvagal Theory developer Dr. Stephen Porges. In this course, Arielle shares key techniques from her decades of experience mastering polyvagal theory to deepen your work with bilateral stimulation, yoga-based practices, ways to gently overcome clients' resistant inner parts, and much more!

Whether this is your first time hearing about polyvagal theory or you've studied it before, this course is your opportunity to give your clients the gift of safety, calm, freedom from body-based pain, and grounding skills for lifelong relief.

…And since these techniques work with every treatment orientation you can use them right away, so don't wait!

Start your journey to becoming a trusted trauma expert today with Polyvagal Theory… and become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional!

Mastering Polyvagal Theory for Trauma

A Start to Finish Trauma Certification Program

A $1,069.95 ValueJust $1,069.95
Earn up to 22.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Your journey to becoming a Polyvagal Trauma expert…

Master how to:

  • Identify and respond to your client's physiological cues
  • Integrate Polyvagal Theory into your existing therapeutic approach, enriching your practice with new tools
  • Confidently support clients in regulating their nervous systems, releasing stored trauma, fostering a profound sense of safety and connection
  • Incorporate Polyvagal Theory into your sessions in a seamless and client-centered manner

Plus, you'll get incredible bonus content on yoga therapy and cultural competency CE hours on working with BIPOC clients!

AND, remember, this course meets all requirements to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional!

Here's what your colleagues are saying about this course…

"I will use this information daily with my 30 clients. Thank you!"
"Arielle is an EXCEPTIONAL facilitator!! I will absolutely take her courses, seek them out, moving forward."
"I loved this training! Polyvagal was a little confusing for me when I was trying to learn on my own. I feel this did a great job making the information digestible and great examples to use in my own practice."
"Without this foundation, I think I would have been missing significant understanding of the basics of Polyvagal theory. I found it helpful as an advanced practitioner to learn it from Dr. All's neuroscience perspective."
"Really enjoyed this…gained a lot of useful interventions."

What's Inside
Start by exploring how leading neuroscience research supports polyvagal theory. Then, expand your knowledge by learning essential polyvagal techniques, and finish by diving into applying polyvagal theory for specific trauma-related challenges.

PLUS, this meets all requirements for your new trauma professional certification!
Polyvagal Theory & The Neuroscience of Connection
featuring Sherrie All, PhD

Easily wrap your head around complex research and gain concrete strategies for applying it with clients. Develop a firm understanding of how polyvagal theory operates so you can fully harness its power in clinical applications.

User-Friendly and Accessible Explanations for Non-Scientists
  • Understanding the autonomic nervous system
  • Rest and digest — the state of social engagement

Neuroplasticity Simplified: Nervous System Change and Balance Explained
  • Learn how neurologically-based conditions are treatable
  • Foundations for using "neurorehabilitation"
  • Train the nervous system for better coping
  • Review the science, research, and limitations behind neuroplasticity

Incorporate a Polyvagal Perspective into Your Daily Clinical Practice
  • Why is this relevant to your clinical practice?
  • Help clients cope using Dan Siegel's
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Recognize the autonomic states of clients
  • Hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal
  • How overlooking hypo-arousal in clients impacts treatment
  • The vagus nerve and how your nervous system reacts to social factors
  • The complexities of fight/flight/freeze response
  • Neuroception and co-regulation
  • Therapeutic presence

Sensory Interventions to Increase Safety
  • Create a space of co-regulation — body, face, tone, and breath
  • Visual interventions: Scanning for safety
  • Auditory interventions: Safe & Sound Protocol
  • Tactile interventions

Apply a Polyvagal Lens to Movement, Breath, and Grounding Practices
  • Movement to put stress to the use nature intended
  • Imagined movement: Running Faster than the Tiger
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and the vagus nerve
  • Non-threatening breath exercises to control hyperventilation
  • Muscle tension and the vagus nerve
  • Research, treatment risks, and limitations

Skill building:
  • Get buy-in from clients using simple, accessible explanations
  • Use body, face, and vocal tone for co-regulation
  • Recognize and differentiate between hypo and hyper-arousal
  • Learn diaphragmatic breathing and muscle tension exercises
  • Plus, interventions based on visual, auditory, and tactile senses
Polyvagal Theory for Embodied Trauma Recovery Trauma Certification
featuring Arielle Schwartz, PhD

In part two, you'll gain the training to enhance your trauma diagnosis, treatment planning, and techniques — all through the polyvagal lens. Then, you'll hone your skills in using polyvagal techniques to treat all types of clinical problems.

The Neuroscience of Trauma in the Body and Mind
  • When acute trauma turns into PTSD and the difference with complex PTSD
  • Early attachment wounds and the patterning of the nervous system
  • How transgenerational trauma, collective trauma, and epigenetics shape the autonomic nervous system

Assessment, Differential Diagnosis & Co-morbidities in Trauma Treatment
  • How trauma might underlie other presenting diagnoses
  • Differentiation between bipolar, ADHD, major depressive disorder, personality disorders, and trauma
  • How the autonomic nervous system shapes the health of our immune system

Applied Polyvagal Theory to Trauma Treatment
  • Resource the client's nervous system
  • Psychoeducation on how the nervous system is wired to keep us safe
  • Key assessment tools for the applied polyvagal theory model
  • Strategies for co-regulation as a biological imperative
  • Strategies for proximity awareness and relational resourcing

10 Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation Techniques
  • Promote regulation, relaxation, and calmness in the body
  • Enhance the tone of the vagus nerve to improve health outcomes
  • How heart rate variability (HRV) is related to stress management
  • Ways to measure the health of the autonomic nervous system
  • How fascia or the connective tissue matrix is essential for mind-body communications
  • Conscious breathing for stress reduction
Somatic & Body Psychotherapy for Embodied Trauma Recovery
  • Safely prepare clients for the deeper work of trauma recovery with mind-body resourcing strategies
  • Bilateral stimulation techniques for brain-body integration
  • Help a client safely work through traumatic material at a pace they can tolerate
  • Research, risks, and treatment limitations

Consider Client's Internal Systems to Overcome Treatment Barriers
  • Navigate "resistant" parts of a client's inner system
  • Attend to competing biological needs for closeness and separateness
  • Polyvagal perspectives on approach-avoidance attachment dynamics
  • Work mindfully with rupture and repair cycles

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery
  • Intersection of neuroplasticity research applied to trauma treatment
  • Facilitate trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices
  • Strategies for self-compassion and loving-kindness
  • The science of neuroplasticity as applied to mindful mobilization
  • Trauma-informed meditation and yoga nidra practices
  • Empower growth post-trauma and help clients build resilience

Skill building:
  • 10 Natural Vagus Nerve Stimulation Techniques
  • Bilateral stimulation for brain-body integration
  • Navigate clients' "resistant" internal parts
  • Proximity awareness and relational resourcing development
  • Learn therapeutic yoga asanas
  • Improve stress management with heart rate variability techniques

And, much more!

Polyvagal Therapy Exercises, Techniques & Training

with Trauma Certification!

A $1,069.95 ValueJust $1,069.95
Earn up to 22.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
TWO CE Trainings, Completely Free! $259.98 Value!
Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response
Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response: Mind-Body Healing for African American Clients
Candace R. Dickens, LCPC-S

Join Candice to explore how neuroceptions and the Polyvagal pathways shape the adaptive reactions of African Americans to race-based stress and trauma—and what clinicians can do to address them and the related emotional burdens we all carry. Discover how to:

  • Create a safe, healing space for African American clients
  • Identify triggers and symptoms of racial trauma, as well as how it's processed in the brain
  • Use mind-body techniques to deregulate the stress response and promote feelings of empowerment and safety
  • Explore how therapy is affected by the emotional reactivity of both Black and non-Black clinicians when treating Black clients

Expand your horizon and gain valuable cultural competency credits!

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery
Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Practices for Emotional Health & Physical Vitality
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT

Bridges the path of healing between the psyche and the body. Grounded within the principles of Polyvagal Theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care, Dr. Schwartz will guide you through research-based somatic tools and yoga-based breath, movement, and awareness practices to reduce the burdens of trauma, anxiety, obsessive thinking, and feelings of hopelessness from your client's body and mind!

CCTP Evergreen Certifications
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Application Fee Included!

Elevate your career with a new certification, and walk away from this training with CCTP as a new credential!

Certification Made Simple

It's never been easier to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP):

  • Step 1: Watch this online course.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional and clinical standards apply.
Click Here to Learn More About CCTP Certification

Meet Your Polyvagal Experts
Arielle Schwartz
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a clinical psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, therapeutic yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of six books based upon her integrative, mind-body approach to trauma recovery: The Complex PTSD Workbook; The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook; A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD; EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology; The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual, and Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery. Her unique blend of spirituality and science can be found in her writings, guided trauma recovery programs, and applied Polyvagal Theory in yoga for trauma recovery.

Click here for information about Arielle Schwartz

Sherrie All, PhD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, author, and in-demand trainer in the field of neuroscience and brain health. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice, and her work has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain's Chicago Business. Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to better understand and apply neuroscience concepts and polyvagal theory to their work with clients. Dr. All earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is the author of The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory and Stay Sharp at Any Age.

Click here for information about Sherrie All
Sherrie All

Candace R. Dickens
Candace R. Dickens, LCPC-S, is a PESI Faculty Member and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Saybrook University. She is a strong advocator for creating culturally sensitive counter spaces that promote racial/ethnic healing, identity formation, and group resiliency. Her proudest accomplishments as an advocator for racial healing are found in her creating the BIPOC Provider Directory Color of Trauma and Healing, and founding Kujichagulia, a BIPOC therapeutic counseling group for African American female students attending Bowling Green State University. She is a popular speaker and has been featured at major conferences such as the NAADAC National Conference, the Maryland Tuerk Conference, the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland Conference, the Black Mental Health Alliance Conference, the Psychotherapy Networker, and the Boston University School of Social Work.

Click here for information about Candice Richardson Dickens

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely — Polyvagal Theory is very real and incredibly valuable in understanding human behavior and emotion regulation. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Polyvagal Theory provides profound insights into the nervous system's role in shaping responses to stress and social interactions.

Polyvagal Theory offers a framework for understanding how past traumas, attachment patterns, and environmental cues influence clients' nervous system responses, emotions, and behaviors. By understanding the nervous system and how it influences our physiological and psychological states, therapists can better comprehend their clients' experiences and tailor interventions accordingly.

Polyvagal theory can be applied to numerous types of clinical presentations and presenting problems, including complex trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, dissociation, and other unique challenges. Integrating polyvagal theory into therapy practices empowers therapists to create safer therapeutic environments, facilitate emotion regulation, enhance interpersonal connections, and promote healing from trauma. It enriches therapeutic interventions by providing a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and offering practical strategies for promoting resilience and well-being.

Polyvagal theory can initially seem complex due to its neurobiological underpinnings, but this course makes it easily within your grasp. This training breaks down key concepts and gives you instructions on how to incorporate them into your practice, you can harness its power to enhance your therapeutic effectiveness.

Ultimately, the journey of learning polyvagal theory is a rewarding one that can significantly enrich your practice and deepen your connection with your clients. So while it may seem daunting at first, rest assured that after you complete this training, you can successfully incorporate polyvagal theory into your work to benefit both yourself and those you serve.

Trauma certification not only elevates your expertise and credibility as a therapist but also equips you with the specialized skills and knowledge needed to support clients effectively on their healing journey. Many certified trauma therapists find that their new credentials enhance their credibility and trust with clients, employers, and colleagues. Not to mention… certification can even open doors to new career opportunities.

Even better for both you and your clients… advanced training means you'll be better equipped to meet your clients' complex needs, leading you down the path toward improved therapy outcomes.

It's simple, if you're seeking both personal and professional growth this trauma certification course is right for you! Register now

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Mastering Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Professionals

A Start to Finish Trauma Certification Program

A $1,069.95 ValueJust $1,069.95
Earn up to 22.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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