Polyvagal Theory and TA Workshop with Rebecca Davies

How do our bodies move between seeking protection and seeking connection? How might we conceptualise...

Last updated 11 June 2024

How do our bodies move between seeking protection and seeking connection? How might we conceptualise this using Transactional Analysis theory?

The way we respond to and recover from the challenges of our daily experiences and living is a marker of wellbeing and it depends on the actions of the autonomic nervous system.

Polyvagal theory offers an explanation into how our nervous system effects our entire experience of life, how we connect and communicate and how we deal with and respond to both real and perceived threats and danger.

Our autonomic nervous system has 3 pathways and depending on which pathway is activated, we can see, hear and even taste things differently.

In this experiential and embodied focused workshop, Rebecca will take you on a journey that begins with an introduction of the three pathways of our nervous system and will include some exploration into how they differ. She will introduce the TA concept of Life Scripts, before considering how we can use this to understand Polyvagal theory in the therapy room and use it to inform our way of working with clients.


Rebecca Davies

Rebecca Davies Dip. TA Psych, Cert in Body Psych, Dip. Supervision, PTSTA, UKCP Reg

Rebecca is a Core Tutor at the Link Centre. She is a PTSTA and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She loves TA theory and is eager to share and gain knowledge. She has a special interest in trauma and Body Psychotherapy. Her undergraduate degree was in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, and she is interested in how we as therapists can work in a neurologically informed manner.

The Link Centre

This workshop in a collaboration between the Link Centre and Onlinevents

At the Link Centre we pride ourselves in delivering high quality options tailored to needs of clients and delivered in a relaxed, comfortable yet stimulating environment in which people feel safe to learn and develop. We work with individuals, groups, organisations, and educational establishments using the depth of our psychological knowledge, to facilitate growth and development.

Our training centre is located in the heart of the countryside, in Plumpton, East Sussex. It provides a variety of training rooms, extensive parking, and disabled access, to help meet the needs of individuals attending our courses. As well as this the centre has extensive grounds that can be enjoyed during lunch and tea breaks.

We also offer in-house coaching, training and consultancy that is tailored to the needs of our customers.

Our trainers and consultants are all fully qualified, experienced, skilled and accredited to both national and international level.

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