You’re Not Losing Your Mind, You’re Running Low On Surge Capacity

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Dates: Nov 6, 2020
Times:11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In the normal course of a crisis, we have a short term threat response – a surge of fight or flight energy – and then when the threat passes, we can go back to “normal.”  But when the crisis goes on indefinitely – as in the case of this pandemic – the body can’t complete that response, so we either stay stuck in high activation (fight or flight), or shift into freeze (or shut down) because our system is depleted.

For many of us – and our clients – we’re emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted, and as a result, we may be more irritated, forgetful, tired and sad.  We’re not losing our minds – really –  it’s that our “Surge Capacity” is running on empty.

On top of all that, we Helping Professionals are holding space for so many other people who are struggling, too.  How can we help our clients get out of this depleted place when we’re struggling ourselves?  How can we downregulate our nervous systems so we can settle and rest and rejuvenate our bodies, minds and spirits?

In this educational and interactive workshop, we’ll explore Polyvagal Theory and the concept of surge capacity. We will then explore specific somatic and psychodramatic tools to help navigate ourselves – and our clients – out of freeze and into movement, so we can move forward in a healthier way.

Friday, November 6th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm PT
Zoom Workshop

Other Time Zones
12:30 – 2:00 pm MT
1:30 – 3:00 pm CT
2:30 – 4:00 pm ET

There is an additional $10 charge for CEUs for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, CAADAC/CCAPP, CET or Psychodrama.

Please e-mail or call 310-744-5257.

Course meets the qualifications for a total of 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #123417. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0222 for 1.5 CEH’S. Approved for 1.5 CEHs for Psychodrama and for Experiential Professionals (ISEP).

Action Institute of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and/or LEPs.  Action Institute of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and and course completion document issuance.

1.  Participants will be educated on Polyvagal Theory
2.  Participants will be educated on the concept of “Surge Capacity”
3.  Participants will be educated on somatic and psychodramatic tools to help clients come out of freeze

1.  Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of Polyvagal Theory
2.  Participants will be able to identify at least 2 aspects of “Surge Capacity”
3.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical tools that can help clients come out of freeze

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