Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
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If you aren’t familiar with polyvagal theory, Michelle Gaines is breaking it down for you in today’s episode. Polyvagal theory is not evidence based, but a set of theoretical principles. It relates to our emotional regulation, social connection, and fear response. In this discussion, we dive into what polyvagal theory is and how it can be applied to everyday interactions with ourselves, our children, and others. Michelle discusses fascinating topics such as how we experience safety and stress in our bodies and how we experience connection or disconnection.
Michelle is a mother of two, Certified Conscious Parenting Coach, longtime educator, and founder of a trauma-informed education non-profit. Michelle combines her passion for education with her formal training in: The Conscious Parenting Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, the Neurobiology of Trauma, and more to support parents, educators and professionals.
Matters discussed and referenced in this episode are in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling, or any other type of therapy, or medical advice. If you are in crisis, please dial 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.
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