Event date: 6/16/2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Export event
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Intro to Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Social Workers interact with survivors of trauma every day and the effects of secondary trauma can have long-lasting impacts.

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This Intro to Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Training will support Social Workers in applying a trauma-informed, polyvagal approach to navigate both personal and professional life challenges. This course will help increase levels of self-awareness with a new perspective on personal development, reducing the risk of secondary trauma. In addition, this training will help therapists be able to identify and implement the principles of polyvagal theory in therapy to have a wider range of trauma-informed tools to practice in the field with clients and colleagues. After attending this seminar participants will also walk away with tools to reduce the effects of secondary trauma and burnout in the field of mental and behavioral health. Participants will leave with simple effective tools to help clients and themselves build resilience and emotional regulation skills.

Training Objectives:

1. Participants will gain familiarity with the principles of polyvagal theory as it applies in therapy.

2. Participants will strengthen their knowledge of trauma and its impact on the brain, systems in the body, and the vagus nerve.

3. Participants will strengthen their knowledge of trauma-informed somatic approaches to build resilience and prevent burnout.


About the presenter:

Becca Odom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher with over a decade of experience in the mental health and wellness field. Becca specializes in combining Somatic Approaches with EMDR for trauma recovery. She primarily works with women who have experienced trauma, chronic stress, and anxiety. Her passion is to empower others to heal themselves and she specializes in anxiety, trauma recovery, and stress management. She has been offering training on Yoga for Trauma and Resiliency nationally for the last 8 years and is passionate about supporting professionals to bring more trauma-informed tools into their clinical practice as well as for their own self-care to prevent burnout. She is trained in EMDR, Community Resiliency Model (CRM), Mindful Schools, and Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and has her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification.

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