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Polyvagal Theory For The Lay Person
Presented By Dr. Benjamin Shield

2 Parts

Stephen Porges' "Polyvagal Theory" is a new understanding of the Autonomic Nervous System which has huge implications for trauma therapies. The articles detailing Porges' theory, however, are quite technical. For those without an academic background in biology, physiology, or neuroscience, these articles may be difficult to read, understand, and interpret. So, Dr. Lori A. Parker asked her friend Dr. Benjamin Shield to teach a one-day workshop on the theory. She wondered if he could turn "Porges into English". Dr. Shield agreed to develop this one-day course in order to help those without his scientific background to better understand the relevance and implications of Porges' theory. This purchase will consist of 2 downloadable files with Dr. Benjamin Shield's original presentation of Dr. Porges' Polyvagal Theory.

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Freeing the Neck, Relaxing the Jaw, Softening the Face
An Introduction And 10 Lessons

This series of lessons is an innovative and effective movement awareness program that will give you the tools you need to find your way back to a more relaxed and pain-free state. It is for sufferers of Neck Pain, TMJ, Dysfunction Headaches, and Chronic Stress. The lessons are designed not only to reduce - and quite possibly eliminate - pain and tension in the neck, jaw, and face, but also to help restore the optimum functioning of your Autonomic Nervous System (the stress control mechanism in your body).

The series includes an informative indtroduction in which Lori A. Parker explains how excessive tension in the area of your neck, jaw, and face might not only lead to painful necks, painful jaws, and headaches, but also to a malfunction of the stress control mechanism in your body. When this mechanism is malfunctioning, you will feel less and less able to cope with the stressors in your life. NOTE: This Introductory Material is included in the Series, but is also available as a separate purchase (for those who would like to learn more about the method before purchasing the entire set).

Lori A. Parker, GCFP, SEP, Ph.D. is not only a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, but also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®. Somatic Experiencing® is a method designed to restore the optimum functioning of the Autonomic Nervous System. Dr. Parker has written extensively on the function of the Autonomic Nervous System and about how to go about restoring its balance.

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