Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT


Integrating Trauma-Informed Yoga with Polyvagal Theory: Embodied Nervous System Regulation for Improving Outcomes in Therapy

23 CE, 8-Week Online Course begins January 11, 2021

Taught primarily by Joann Lutz, MSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, as a guest teacher for this course I will be bringing an embodied, experiential approach to Polyvagal Theory on two of the course evenings.

The Foundations of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence 

3-Day Online Training for Helping Professionals

with UZAZU Founder & Lead Trainer Dylan Newcomb and Co-Trainer Deb Grant, LCSW & RSMT

Next workshop dates: 

January 21-23, 2021 and April 15-17, 2021

Join me via Envision Online Workshops for:

Embodying Polyvagal Theory:

Body-Oriented Learning and Exploration for Psychotherapists and Helping Professionals

February 6, 2021

10 pm-5:30 pm Eastern Time

6 CE's available

As therapists, we are well aware that our experience of safety, danger, and life threat becomes woven into our personal narrative, beyond our conscious control. Polyvagal Theory helps us to understand how the autonomic nervous system (ANS) influences and shapes this process. Developed by renowned researcher Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory explains from a neuro psychophysiological perspective on how and why we move through a continuous cycle of mobilization, disconnection, and engagement with the world. For many who study this theory, it provides conceptual clarity while leaving people unsure about how to utilize the theory or integrate it into their work.
This Embodying Polyvagal Theory workshop offers a body-based way to experience and use the theory, through a day of interactive exploration.
How might an embodied understanding of this theory impact your clinical practice? How can you help change or repattern the ways the autonomic nervous system operates when it seems to be holding you or your clients in patterns of dysregulation? This workshop will teach practical ways to consciously balance and integrate our competing drives to survive with our need to connect and relate safely with others.
Adapted for online learning, this workshop combines didactic and body-based approaches to Polyvagal theory and regulation of the autonomic nervous system. We will:
● Develop/review basic fluency in the language of polyvagal theory.
● Deepen your understanding and use of polyvagal theory using the lens of embodiment.
● Learn and explore how to apply our embodied knowledge of polyvagal theory to our work with clients, with greater attunement to movement of the body.
Please note: Please be prepared to engage actively in this workshop, as this workshop is experiential. This will include movement exercises, sharing in the chat, and a breakout session(s). Keeping your video on is recommended.
Please note: If you are unable to attend this training live, you will have 45 days to view the recording.

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy Monthly Study Group:

  I offer this 6 month commitmentregularly, but have postponed the next one until it is safe to meet again in person (if you live near Portland, Maine)

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Professional Development and Consultation for psychotherapists and other helping professionals.  

Integrate and deepen your body/somatic orientation in your psychotherapy practice. 

I offer consultation and professional development workshops to psychotherapists and other helping professionals throughout the year, including individual and group consultation.  Please contact me if you are interested in consultation with me, by calling 207.406.3947.  Sessions may be conducted in person or via zoom or other secure video conferencing.

Polyvagal PlayLab

~for Psychotherapists and other helping professionals~

I teach this workshop regularly and will offer it again in the coming year.