12:00 PM EST – 3:15 PM EST
Polyvagal Theory offers insight into the central role that our autonomic nervous system, and our body-mind, plays in our well-being. This central role is crucial to work with survivors of trauma. Working with survivors requires clinicians’ ability to foster reciprocity in the clinical relationship, and to co-regulate with their clients.
These processes are rooted in our somatic self-regulation capacities. Polyvagal-informed psychotherapies support clients to restore a sense of connection, meaning and belonging.
In this presentation, Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray, LPCC, offers a grounded introduction to Polyvagal-informed somatic psychotherapy for trauma and covers both basic theory and practical strategies to integrate into clinical practice.
- Discuss the basic principles of Polyvagal-informed Psychotherapies.
- Identify the 3-5 polyvagal-informed somatic strategies to enhance self and co-regulation capacities in self and clients.
- Explain both primary and blended states and learn 3-5 somatic practices to promote state-shifting with clients.
- Promote reciprocity in the therapeutic alliance.
Dr. Amber Elizabeth Gray
Dr. Amber Elizabeth L. Gray is a Dance/Movement Therapist, Somatic & Human Rights Psychotherapist, and long-time yoga and Continuum teacher who works with survivors of war, torture, human rights abuses and historical trauma and oppression in the US and in active and post conflict zones, refugee camps, and disasters. Equally activist, artist, advocate, author, and therapist, her clinical, healing, educational and organizational work endeavors to promote reciprocity and empowerment and incite meaningful change. She brings her Polyvagal, Heart & Spirit-informed Right to Embody somatic human rights framework and Body of Change eco-somatic regenerative retreats to communities of therapists, artists, global citizens, and change makers worldwide. Amber originated Polyvagal-informed Somatic & Dance/Movement Therapy through 25 years of immersive mentoring and exploration of Polyvagal Theory. This work is a survivor-centered, multi-cultural & social justice framework that reflects many years of grounded theory co-inquiry with her clients to understand how Polyvagal Theory promotes restoration and healing in the body-heart- mind-spirit for survivors of egregious human rights violations. She has been teaching this work globally since 2003 and publishes about it frequently. Her book, Polyvagal-informed Somatic Psychotherapies for Trauma: Roots, Rhythm, Reciprocity & Clinical Work is scheduled to be published by Norton in 2024.
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