Add this webinar to your calendar:
Even when we are not in the middle of a pandemic, our brains are busy evaluating whether or not we are safe. Anxiety is often a consequence of feeling unsafe, creating a cascade of unpleasant physiological symptoms which make us feel worse.
This short webinar will provide some examples of how to interrupt the experience of anxiety, through Somatic Intervention. You will have a chance to explore which experiential exercises work best for you, before trying them on your clients.
Porges on neuroception and safety— 15 minutes
Physiology of anxiety—5 minutes
Somatic Intervention— 5 minutes
Experiential exercises using different interventions—35 minutes
- Introduce interruption as a therapeutic tool
- Describe importance of the breath in regulating anxiety
- Recall several sensory interventions
- Define some of Stephen Porges' ideas: neuroception, prosody, vagus nerve
- Clarify Stephen Porges's concept of neuroception
This presentation is open to:
- Social Workers
- Professional Counselors
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
- New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
- Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
- Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
- Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
- NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.