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Living with Trauma: Working with Polyvagal Interventions

Available On-Demand December 8 – December 10, 2021

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Living with Trauma: Working with Polyvagal Interventions

Trauma is experienced first and foremost physiologically. Understanding the body’s reactions to threat, as well as identifying practical interventions that can help reverse the consequence of this reaction, is important for living a healthy, peaceful life in today’s world. In this seminar, we will use Continuum Movement’s Essential Elements of breath, sound, and movement to help alleviate the fixations and compensatory patterns that have become locked down in the tissue of our body because of trauma and stress. By engaging with variations in breath and sound, we can stimulate a wide spectrum of internal sensations, responses, and movements that allows us to return to feeling our body relaxed, resonating as a fluid, vital whole.

In this seminar, participants will:

  • Learn that trauma affects the body first and foremost (the polyvagal theory).
  • Be able to describe their experience of how their body’s nervous system responded to breath, sound, and movement.
  • Learn a breath that will help soothe and calm their autonomic system and be able to compare their new sensation to the prior sensation of a more activated system.
  • Experience and develop an understanding of how sound and sound waves also help in calming one’s nervous system.
  • Learn and experience how subtle movement (micro-movements) can help release areas of the body that are holding tension and patterns.
This seminar is intended for students who wish to invigorate their lives with new ways of thinking, moving, and living. We will learn how to connect to our body through breath, sound, and movement to help reduce trauma and stress. People of all ages and body types, regardless of experience, illness or injury can participate.

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This talk will be released on-demand on December 8th.  Convert to your timezone here. All who register will receive a 48hr-active link to watch the recording. Please check your inbox and if it lands in “spam”, drag the email into your inbox. For support, please reply to your confirmation email or contact hello@embodiedphilosophy.com.


Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, has a PhD in Clinical Somatic Psychology and is executive director of Continuum Movement®, founded by Emilie Conrad Da’oud. She is the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health and Somatics education in Neptune Beach, FL. She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she served as senior faculty in the US and Europe. She has taught and been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, Hollyhock Educational Institute, Kripalu, and The Open Center. She is currently involved in research and treatment of trauma at UF Shands and University of North Florida.