January 17, 2020 9:30-11:30am  (2 CEs)

Getting Back to Safe: Using Physiology to Decrease Anxiety

New science allows us to take advantage of the bidirectionally of emotional-neural substrates to decrease anxiety. Our brain and physiology are responding to perceived threatening stimuli within 4 milliseconds, so learning how to deactivate that response has been incredibly helpful for anxious clients. This workshop will teach you the simple techniques you need to help your clients decrease anxiety through behavioral strategies of activating the Parasympathetic System Ventral Vagal Complex.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the neuro-regulatory model as it relates to the physiological and emotional experience of anxiety.
  • List three strategies to decrease physiological arousal by activating the parasympathetic nervous system ventral vagal complex (PNS-VVC).
  • Discuss the role that biological temperament plays in threat sensitivity.

CEUs: 2 Approved by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, CEBroker Tracking # 20-755838

Location: 5331 Primerose Lake Circle, 2nd Floor, Tampa, FL 33647