July 30, 2021 from 10-12 p.m. MST.
Bringing a Polyvagal Theory Informed Lens into AEDP work
Presented by: Tiana Mile,LCSW and certified AEDP Therapist
“Trauma is a chronic disruption of connectedness” (Stephen Porges). Polyvagal Theory is the science of connection, safety, and defense responses. The autonomic nervous system is shaped and reshaped through our history and interactions with others, our internal world, and our perceptions. It is the filter that we experience the world through. Due to trauma and attachment disruptions, many of our clients come to therapy with a compromised ability to regulate their states of activation, and have nervous systems stuck in protection and survival (versus connection). Safety is not a cognitive experience…it is an embodied one. As the regulated and secure other, we can support our clients in transforming and gaining resilience through understanding and tracking the autonomic nervous system states, along with integrating our AEDP skills of attunement, co-regulation, metaprocessing, mindfulness, and somatic awareness.
Come join us as we explore Polyvagal Theory basics, practice tracking ourselves and our clients on the autonomic ladder along with identifying triggers and glimmers in each state, and learn to shape our collective autonomic nervous systems towards safety, settledness, and connection. My hope is for us all to leave this lunch and learn with a little more awareness and compassion of our own nervous systems and those we are in connection with! Our time together will be a blend of dyadic and experiential work.
Tiana Mile, LCSW, is a certified AEDP therapist with a private practice in Denver. I consider myself an excited, fascinated, lifelong learner of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, and co-regulation. I have been on a path of self-study with information from Stephen Porges, Dan Siegel, Deb Dana, Bonnie Badenoch, Peter Levine, Rick Hanson, Kathy Kain, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield.