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3 reasons to attend the premier Polyvagal event of the year, hosted by Dr. Stephen Porges

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Posted August 2, 2022

This fall, Unyte is teaming up with the Polyvagal Institute to present — for the first time ever — a historic, side-by-side event that brings together some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and leaders in Polyvagal Theory.

Hosted by pioneering researcher Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory and our keynote speaker, the 2022 PVI Gathering and Unyte Safe & Sound Summit is the must-attend conference of the year for professionals working in the fields of trauma, neuroscience, social impact, addiction, neurodevelopment, mental and physical well-being, and more.

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Whether you join us in person in sunny Atlantic Beach, Florida, or virtually via online live stream from October 13 to 16, 2022, here are the top three reasons you need to attend the premier Polyvagal event of the year:

1. Learn and grow

Get practical knowledge that you can apply to your Polyvagal Theory-informed practice to help support your clients’ healing journeys. You’ll learn from 30 of the most experienced, world-class experts over three-and-a-half days in educational sessions catered to a diverse range of areas, including occupational therapy, mental health, education and neuroscience.

Featured sessions and speakers you won’t want to miss include:

Nervous System Regulation and The Conscious Evolution of the Human Spirit, presented by Kim Barthel, OTR/L, C/NDT

Kim Barthel is an award-winning Occupational Therapist, multidisciplinary teacher and bestselling author. She has 37+ years of integrating trans-disciplinary, evidence-informed research with her wealth of clinical experience in helping people be their best selves, and is also an Advanced NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) OT instructor.

The Craft of Co-Regulation: A Demonstration with Deb Dana, presented by Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana is a clinician, consultant, author, international speaker, and leading expert in relationships, mental health and complex trauma. She is also Clinical Advisor at the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Indiana University, with extensive experience in training professionals to bring Polyvagal Theory into a clinical setting.

Fawning, Appeasement and the Somatics of Trauma within the Dynamics of Oppressive Systems, presented by Linda Thai LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL

Linda is a trauma therapist and educator who specializes in brain and body-based modalities for addressing complex developmental trauma. She is highly sought after for her trainings in trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue resilience, and vicarious trauma recovery skills for human services professionals.

Physiological Tracking: Translating the Language of the ANS, presented by Dr. Aimie Apigian, MD, MS, MPH

Dr. Aimie Apigian, MD, MS, MPH, is the leading medical expert on how life experiences get stored in the body and restore the body to its best state of health through her signature model and methodology, The Biology of Trauma™. She is a double board-certified medical physician in preventive medicine and addiction medicine.

There’s much more! View the full agenda for each day and the speaker topics.

2. Reunyte and co-regulate with the Polyvagal community

The first Unyte conference since 2019, this is your opportunity to meet and connect with like-hearted professionals.

The last three years have resulted in a life-changing shift in the way in which we view the world, making it more important than ever before for practitioners to continue the dialogue, share our research, examine and evaluate current clinical practices, and open ourselves to ideas that can help us collectively support our clients.

“In a sense, we have to be true to the principles of Polyvagal Theory, which is that social engagement enables reciprocity,” says Dr. Porges. “It changes our physiological state, and we all learn from that, so what we’re trying to do is increase the opportunities for interaction.”

3. Earn CEUs and access recordings after the event

Whether you attend virtually via online live stream or in person, you can earn up to 22.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU)! Plus, all registrants will have full access to session recordings for 90 days, so you’ll be able to revisit the presentations at your own pace.

Don’t delay! Register today to gain inspiring theoretical insights and advance the conversation around practical applications of Polyvagal Theory, clinical innovations, and much more.

In-person seats are limited and nearly sold out, so be sure to get your ticket to the premier Polyvagal event of the year today. We look forward to seeing you there from October 13 to 16!

Click here to view more event details, including the full agenda, list of speakers and venue information.

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