When I was first introduced to the polyvagal theory, my self-image was that I spent a lot of time in the ventral vagal (safe, connected, responsive) state. Yet I judged[…]
Author: Charlotte Nuessle
Shame protects vulnerability, a small voice of despair and hopelessness. Thirty years ago, I witnessed my loved one’s suffering and death. As a medical power of attorney, I was responsible.[…]
Clients come to us seeking a regulating presence. We need to be regulated to support our clients in returning to balance. Yet all of us get dysregulated. The tone of[…]
Polyvagal Theory opens up new ways to interact with our clients and gain understanding to build healthy, caring, therapeutic relationships.
As a yoga therapist, learning to listen to my nervous system’s signals for regulation, safety and cues of danger has been invaluable in being present with a client. This post[…]