The HeART of Adaptability // Online

The HeART of Adaptability: Polyvagal Informed Practice for Mental Health Clinicians

Thursday, February 25
8:00 – 9:30 PM ET


The times we are living in call for brave hearts. We are called to ground into our courage and our vulnerability. Those of us who steward the restorative process for others are exposed to stories, histories, and emotions that impact our own well-being, especially when we are experiencing our own loss and pain. In tending to others, our own hearts encounter suffering and fear.

Recent neuroscientific research suggests that human beings are soft-wired for empathy, which connects us, and increases our risk for vicarious trauma and burn-out. Research supports contemplative practices and physical activity as fundamental to well-being. The body, and movement, provide the most direct access to change that promotes well-being.

This webinar will provide a brief theoretical overview of the presenter’s Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy, a scientifically endorsed, compassion and rights-based Dance/Movement Therapy approach accessible to all clinicians and practitioners who work in service of others healing, to source the wisdom of their own body’s restorative capacities. Several breath, movement and dance therapy-based approaches to cultivate self-regulation and support relative safety, stability and co-regulation for our clients, will offer moving opportunities to cultivate self-compassion.