Polyvagal Theory

This in-depth course will discuss how Polyvagal Theory can help explain how and why clients move through cycles of mobilisation and shut down, can help decrease shame through understanding the science of the nervous system, and can shape experiences of safety and ability for connection. Exploring Polyvagal Theory is a valuable step in creating a safe space for clients.

This course is presented by...

Jace Cannon-Brookes, has worked as a Clinical Psychologist across private and public settings. Her work has covered bereavement services, eating disorder units, and acute and general psychiatry. Jace has run trainings on Complex Trauma and DBT for NSW health services, NGO’s, professional colleagues, and within the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology programs at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and University of Technology, Sydney.


Dr Sophie Reid, who has been a clinically focused academic at Sydney University, Monash University, Melbourne University, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. She is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience and focuses her work on helping individuals heal from trauma of childhood difficulties.

"The body will re-organise when it feels safe..."


Author of The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

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