06/22/2022: Polyvagal Congress

Polyvagal Congress

Polyvagal theory is increasingly being widely received and discussed in therapeutic and counselling circles. It enriches many fields there, both conceptually and in practice.
Renowned practitioners and trainers from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and South Africa will show where and how they find the Polyvagal Theory helpful in their therapeutic, clinical and educational work and why.

Presented by: The Carl-Auer Academy, Carl-Auer Publishing House, the Polyvagal Academy and the Milton-Erickson-Institut Rottweil invite you to an exciting online congress. The organiser is the Trenkle Organisation Rottweil.

Contact: +49 (0) 741/2068899-0

Email address: kontakt@trenkle-organisation.de

Event web site: https://polyvagal-kongress.de/en/

Format: 9 lectures live via Zoom

Congress languages are German and English. All contributions will be simultaneously interpreted into German or English.

In the run-up to the actual conference, speakers from partner institutes from Poland, Romania and other European countries will offer separate short contributions in the respective national languages.

Session dates: 22 June 2022

Session times: 13:00-21:30 CET

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Price: early bird rate of €140 available through 15 May 2022; rate through 06 June 2022 is €190 and after 22 June 2022 is €240

Course description: What do we hope for this congress?
Polyvagal theory (PVT) has been in practical use in therapy and education for some time now and is – almost – familiar territory to an ever-growing professional audience. At least when it comes to one of the foundations of polyvagal theory: there are three states of our autonomic nervous system that control our reactions to signals from our environment regarding safety, danger and life threat.

The multidisciplinary significance and complexity of polyvagal theory then becomes apparent when we study the literature. As soon as we go deeper, many exciting questions about its application arise. Possibilities of significance open up that go far beyond the (already common) inclusion in trauma therapy.

With our congress we now want to strengthen the professional exchange, among other things to achieve the networking of PVT with additional scientific research and practical experience. This networking is about the most diverse areas in general psychotherapy, medicine, (social) work and education, prevention with such important new areas of application in therapy as e.g. depression, anxiety disorders, borderline, addiction. In medicine, e.g. neurogastroenterology, neurocardiology, neonatology; in the field of education, safe schools, successful co-regulation already in the kindergarten, but also basically psychoeducation for PVT in all areas where people live, learn and work together are needed.

At this first congress we will focus on the following central topics of PVT:

– Neuroception
– Co-regulation and self-regulation
– Flexibility on the “polyvagal ladder” – how to safely transition from acute and past neural states of defence into states of connectedness.

There are many quotes by Dr Porges that are worth mentioning. A favourite quote that is very current and reflects our motivation for networking PVT with as many disciplines as possible is: “If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer“.

For this, PVT provides us with deep understanding rooted in the neurobiological realm. The experts we have invited will open their toolboxes for us and share with us the contributions that polyvagal theory can make to their successful work.


Jun 22 2022


1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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