Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana - Foundation I (SUN)

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This online workshop will introduce Polyvagal Theory as a practical application.

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This online training is offered in collaboration with the newly formed Polyvagal Institute.

In this workshop you will:

✴ Explore Polyvagal Theory by learning the language of the nervous system as you map your own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for clients.

✴ Learn how to bring the power of Polyvagal Theory directly into clinical work with practices designed to reliably help clients re-shape their systems and re-write the stories that are carried in their autonomic pathways.

✴ Experiment with multiple ways to map autonomic responses, create skills to safely explore patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement, and work with techniques to build autonomic regulation and resilience.

See workshop flyer HERE


The live sessions that will require your (online) attendance are;

1) INTRO - SUNDAY 21st MARCH 2021 from 9:30am - 11:30am

2) MODULE I - SUNDAY 28th MARCH 2021 from 9:30am - 1:00pm

3) TRAINERS SESSION ( 1.5 hrs) - SUNDAY 11th APRIL from 9:30am - 11:00am

4) MODULE II - SUNDAY 18th APRIL from 9:30am - 1:00pm

5) MODULE III - SUNDAY 16th MAY 2021 from 9:30am - 1:00pm

6) Q & A with DEB DANA (1.5 hrs) - SUNDAY 6th JUNE 2021 from 9:30am - 11:00am

7) MODULE IV - SUNDAY 27th JUNE 2021 from 9:30am - 1:00pm

8) TRAINERS SESSION (1.5 hrs) - SUNDAY 11th JULY 2021 from 9:30am - 11:00am

9) MODULE V - SUNDAY 18th JULY 2021 from 9:30am - 1:00pm

All sessions are in AEDT time (Melbourne/Sydney time)

**Please note this same workshop will also be running on THURSDAY mornings as well - see here if these dates may work better for you;


NB. Please do be careful to check which day you book as transfer fees may apply.

TOTAL FEE IS $1,950 incl. GST (plus a ticketing fee at registration). THIS INCLUDES THE DEPOSIT OF $750.

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping experiences of safety and influencing the capacity for connection. Through the organising principles of hierarchy, neuroception, and co-regulation, Polyvagal Theory has revolutionised our understanding of how this system works. Guided by Polyvagal Theory, we have a new appreciation of the ways experience shapes the nervous system and of the pathways that lead to healing. With this updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilisation, and collapse, we have practical ways to effectively help clients identify and interrupt patterns of protection, and strategies to shape their systems toward the regulated state of safety and connection that is necessary for successful treatment.

A Polyvagal theory-guided approach to therapy begins with helping clients map their autonomic profiles and track their moment to moment movement along the autonomic hierarchy. With this foundation, the essential clinical questions address how to help clients interrupt habitual response patterns and find safety in a state of engagement.

See Deb Dana's 1 hour FREE webinar hosted by Simon d'Orsogna here.

Use the access password DDANA5AP20

The Polyvagal Institute will offer the first series of the Foundations workshop ahead of the second of the Foundation II workshop in commencing in August 2021. In 2022, Deb will bring the Advanced Clinical Practice workshop leading to accreditation as a Practitioner for those completing in 2022. This will be the inaugural offering of this program in the Australian region.

Deb says "the first Foundation training offers attendees will get immediate and practical approaches to working with a variety of client presentations in more attuned ways through self-regulation to co-regulation. Deepening through the later modules ensures you have embodied this way of being together with your patients and clients and others for application in clinical practice."


This program is appropriate for all licensed clinicians including social workers, psychologists, clinical counsellors. As a beginning level training, no prior experience with Polyvagal Theory is required.

These tickets are available for those residing in Australian, New Zealand or South-East Asian timezones. Should you not reside in these locations but would like information on how to undertake this course, please visit https://www.polyvagalinstitute.org/

Participants who complete both Foundations I and II will be eligible to register for the Advanced Clinical Practice workshop which will be offered for the first time in 2022.


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Deb Dana's work as a LCSW clinician, consultant, lecturer, and Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system as we move through states of protection and connection in an ongoing quest for safety.

From Stephen Porges's brilliant work developing Polyvagal Theory, a world-wide community of Polyvagal-informed people and systems is developing as we better understand the power of the autonomic nervous system to guide our movements and shape our stories.

The live events of this workshop will be run by the Polyvagal Institute Trainers and Consultants. All pre-recorded videos are of Deb Dana teaching the principles following Prof Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory, and demonstrating the application of skills in client sessions.



$1,950 (This amount includes a $750 deposit payable at application, plus an invoice for the remaining amount which will be sent on acceptance)

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See Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological Society and Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.

The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.


The Foundations I Online Workshop is a hybrid course combining 15 hours of recorded modules, and 24 hours of live didactic online sessions plus consultation sessions and full group work. All pre-recorded videos are of Deb Dana teaching the principles following Prof Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory, and demonstrating the application of skills in client sessions. Participants will be assigned specific videos to watch prior to each live session. To complete the training you must be present for the live sessions. Live sessions will include didactic presentations, experiential practice, role play, and Q&A. The live events will be run by the Polyvagal Institute Trainers and Consultants. All videos are of Deb Dana teaching the principles following Prof Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory, practice and demonstrating the application of skills in client sessions.

This workshop will be conducted online, over the Zoom online conferencing platform which allows us to simulate as best we can the pre-CV19 group environment of our classes. Upon payment and acceptance into the course, instructions on links to Zoom will be sent out to participants.


The limit is 32 for each training to preserve the small group feel and ability to build intimacy and community. Further smaller groups will be created within the workshop for greater learning experiences as outlined below.

Groups of 16

The large group will be divided into two groups of 16. The groups of sixteen will each be assigned a Foundations Consultant who will be the point person for the duration of the training. Each group of sixteen will meet with their Consultant twice during the training for 90 minute practice sessions.

Groups of 4

The groups of sixteen will be divided into groups of four to create small consultation groups. Each consultation group will have the opportunity for a one hour consultation each month with one of the Consultants.

Groups of 2

Each participant will be paired with another participant in a Polyvagal Partnership. Your Polyvagal Partner is someone to connect with throughout the training and discuss material, share personal and professional experiences through this new lens, practice new skills, and experiment with all things Polyvagal…


What can/can't I bring to the event?


curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, and a heart-oriented openness to possibility and the multiplicity of self. Preparedness to do your own work - "if you are feeling it, its yours".

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Yes, see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are transferable to suitably experienced colleagues. Please advise if you do exchange tickets so we can update certificates of attendance, name tags, and lists.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.

What is the refund policy?

If the course is cancelled by the organiser all workshop fees will be returned. Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 30 days prior to the workshop - less a $75.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a suitably qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door. We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons as necessary. Fees will be reimbursed (minus bank fees) should cancellation be required. All decisions are entirely at the organiser's discretion.


In making an application all participants accept the terms and conditions of the organiser Mind-Beyond Institute and IFSAust here. Applying to and attending this event confirms both understanding and abiding these as listed.

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