Linda is an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and specializes in trauma-informed care and compassion fatigue resilience skills; Mental health clinician at ND Systems, specializing in somatic therapies and trauma therapy.Learn More About Linda Thai →
Strategies for managing the nervous system that can help us deal with anxiety, overthinking, emotional flooding, and being overwhelmed.
Experiencing trauma can cause us to respond by entering into a state of survival. Even after the traumatic event or events have ended, we may find that the actions of truncated survival become integrated into the nervous system and can lead to long-term side effects on the body. Eventually, the strategies that kept us alive can keep us from fully living.
In this three part, 10-session certification course, you will learn to recognize and safely release the tension patterns of these survival responses. This course provides strategies for managing the nervous system that can help us deal with anxiety, overthinking, emotional flooding, and being overwhelmed.
As we develop an understanding of how to regulate the nervous system through various strategies, new choices become available for the neuro-muscular system, which can allow us to cultivate self-awareness around past behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. This gives us the opportunity to bring the nervous system's functionality back online so we can fully embrace life.
6PM ET - 7PM ET
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Level I: Apr 5, 12, 19
Level II: Apr 26, May 3, 10, 17
Level III: May 24, 31, Jun 7
Traditional silent seated mindfulness practice can be difficult for those whose nervous systems are being challenged by our current individual and collective stressors.
By learning how to shift our nervous system towards a more ventrally-regulated state, we can better prepare ourselves for mindfulness practice, so that we are better able to observe our thoughts and emotions without becoming so subsumed by them that we dissociate.
In each week’s class, we will move the body in order to move excess energy out of the body and to facilitate embodied presence and focus. This will be followed by 20 minutes of guided mindfulness practice. Class will be rounded out by exercises and activities for connection to expanded community and the possibility of co-regulation that may stay with you between classes. Throughout this class series, there will be psycho-education about polyvagal theory, however the bulk of the class will be dedicated to experiential exercises.
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