What happens—both physiologically and psychologically—when we experience uncomfortable reactions in situations that evoke past traumas? In this foundational course, psychotherapist and ayurvedic yoga specialist Kathryn Templeton delves into polyvagal theory (a theory that sheds light on the role the vagus nerve plays in our body’s stress response) and how deepening our understanding of the stress response can have a positive impact on our ability to cope with challenging experiences. She also demonstrates how doing specific yoga practices and breathing techniques can help us become more resilient.
This program includes six classes: What Are Triggers?, What Is Polyvagal Theory?, Integration of Western and Yoga Psychology, A Yoga Practice to Build Stress Resilience, A Pranayama Practice to Develop Self-Regulation, and A Deep Relaxation to Tone the Nervous System.
You’ll not only learn about the significance of polyvagal theory in your daily life, you’ll also explore its influence on the way we think about the nervous system in general. And you’ll learn how to apply therapeutic concepts from Western and Eastern psychology to decrease the intensity of triggers. Finally, you’ll also get yoga practices (asana, pranayama, and relaxation) that can help you learn to self-regulate.
Let this program be your opportunity to move through your daily life with greater self-awareness and to learn to better manage your triggers.
What Are Triggers?
What Is Polyvagal Theory?
Integration of Western and Yoga Psychology
A Yoga Practice to Build Stress Resilience
A Pranayama Practice to Develop Self-Regulation
A Deep Relaxation to Tone the Nervous System
Definition of Terms
Window of Tolerance
On-the-Spot Stress Resiliance: De-Escalating Triggers Using a Bal
On-the-Spot Stress Resilience: Calming Your Emotions When You're at Work
On-the-Spot Stress Resilience: Grounding When You Are Overwhelmed
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