(snippets from the course via IG shares)
If you've got a nervous system and a partner, this course is for you. Healing happens in relationship, and your partnership has the potential to provide a mirror, a foundation of support, a rupture of your neural expectations (that which you think always happens when you do X or Y), and a reliable reminder that you are safe in the world. You can provide this for your partner, too. But when we are busy making one another the enemy, reenacting our past, projecting our wounds, or stuck in a hamster wheel of reactivity and/or swallowed emotions, we miss out on the gift and opportunity that a relationship offers us.
Understanding the wisdom of the nervous system allows us to infuse our relationships with safety, meaning, and connection. This material will teach you how to identify your own autonomic state, identify your partner's state, lean into and amplify your body's natural process of biological connection, downshift out of defense, and come into resonance with each other. It's only from resonance that listening, support, meaning, and healing can occur.
If you and your partner struggle to see each other with the soft eyes of nonjudgment, to connect deeply and meaningfully, to communicate without shutting down or getting annoyed, or to honor and hold space for each other's truth, Polyvagal Partnership can help. If you know deep down that your partnership is capable of creating more beauty, more love, and more change in this world, then you are in the right place. Welcome to Polyvagal Partnership.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY. IT IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
TOPICS ALSO INCLUDE:
enemy-making vs. meaning-making
clean language of inquiry
the brain-wide mirroring system
rigidity, active yield, and collapse
circles of energy
the four neural pathways of healthy relationships
developing shared language and short-hand signals
how to repair a break
the dangers of isolation, silent treatment, and avoidance
primitive vs. ambassador communication
the role of commitment
how to self-regulate before you co-regulate
relational improvisation and the role of creativity
breath, movement, and touch
HOW IT WORKS:
The course is delivered via video (over three hours) with supplemental printable materials for your personal use. You will have the opportunity to work on weekly assignments (both investigatory and experiential) that correspond to each week's video. You keep the material forever and go through the course at your own pace.
The cost is 215 USD.
Week one: a primer on Polyvagal Theory
Week two: biology-based connective strategies
Week three: the couple bubble
Week four: the four neural pathways
Week five: neuromotor healing and somatic inquiry
Week six: co-regulation
1) Can I take this if I don't have a partner?
Sure! If you would like to take it, take it! You will definitely prepare yourself for an easier navigation of relationships in the future. You'll miss out on practicing the tools during the course (unless you grab a bestie to try it out), but you will learn a ton.
2) Can I take this if I have a successful relationship?
Yes! Doing these practices will positively affect your way of relating and allow you to go even deeper. There's always more to feel and express together.
3) Will this course fix my marriage?
The short answer is no. This course will only provide you with knowledge, tools, and the opportunity to practice those tools.
Have questions? Ask them below!