Action Trauma Network Webinar - Jan Winhall: Revolutionising Trauma and Addiction Treatment
Revolutionising Trauma and Addiction Treatment with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ with Jan Winhall M.S.W. F.O.T
Overview of the Webinar: Our current model of understanding addiction as a brain disease is failing. We need a fresh approach that addresses the intersection of trauma and addiction where they live, in the body. The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model™ (FSPM) shifts the current pathologizing paradigm to a strength-based approach. Through the lens of Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal theory, addictive behaviours are seen as the bodies adaptive attempt to regulate by acting as propellers that facilitate neurophysiological shifts in our nervous system. This webinar will present an introduction to Jasn's book 'Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model'. Jan will give a detailed description of the integrative theoretical framework of the model as she developed it over four decades in working with trauma survivors. The FSPM™ provides a generic framework that guides clinicians into a new way of working with two major embodied processes of neuroception and interoception. It can support any therapeutic modality that you are currently using.
Application of the model will be demonstrated in an introduction to The Embodied Assessment and Treatment Tool.™ (EATT)™ The EATT™ provides a somatic assessment of client’s capacity to regulate their autonomic nervous system and integrate embodied experiences. As you develop the experiential assessment over time it becomes an organised treatment plan and can be stored online as a clinical record. The EATT™ package is downloadable on Jan's website. Detailed examples of how to use the Tool will be demonstrated. Carnes Three Circle Practice, a tool for working with addiction, will be explained so clinicians can apply the model right away. Participants will also learn about Gendlin’s Focusing/Felt Sense method of psychotherapy and how to guide clients into connecting with their bodies. A mixture of didactic information, experiential practices, and case examples will guide the clinician in applying the model. Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A B (routledge.com) 20% off purchase using this code: FLR40 Participants are asked to download handouts from Jan's website and bring crayons to the webinar. website: www.janwinhall.com
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (UK/GMT time)