13-16 October 2022: Unyte Safe & Sound Summit: Connection, Community & Co-Regulation: Nervous System Health and the Human Experience
13-16 October 2022: Polyvagal Institute Gathering and Unyte Safe & Sound Summit: Connection, Community & Co-Regulation: Nervous System Health and the Human Experience
Statement of need: Bringing together medical professionals, clinicians, neurodevelopmental and mental health practitioners, researchers, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) providers and more, we’ll explore the intersection of paradigms, modalities and practices all while cultivating community and connection.
Presented by: Unyte, Integrated Listening Systems, and the Polyvagal Institute
Event web site: https://web.cvent.com/event/836a907a-9b07-4503-8069-934a100e49db/summary?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Registration%20is%20now%20open%20✨%20PVI%20Gathering%20and%20Unyte%20Safe%20%26%20Sound%20Summit&utm_campaign=Registration%20for%20PVI%20Gathering%20and%20Unyte%20Summit
Location: Atlantic Beach, Florida, or live video webinar
Session dates: 13-16 October 2022
Course credit hours: 25+ CEUs available
In-person ticket: $499 for early bird all-access to both the PVI and Unyte conferences or $399 early bird PVI Gathering only and $299 early bird Unyte Safe & Sound Summit only
Virtual ticket: $349 for early bird all-access to both the PVI and Unyte conferences or $299 early bird PVI Gathering only and $199 early bird Unyte Safe & Sound Summit only
Course overview: Delivering inspiring theoretical insights and evolutionary real world applications, the conferences will consider new clinical research, practical interventions, and more.
Gain the latest education in Polyvagal Theory — with CEUs
Explore therapeutic approaches and practical applications incorporating Polyvagal Theory like Dr. Porges’ SSP
Examine how social structures, systemic oppression and chronic danger affect the nervous system, and our individual and collective roles in taking action
Increase fluency in the nuanced language of the autonomic nervous system
Explore the impact of integrating the SSP into other modalities and approaches, including SE, EMDR, Sensory Integration
Learn about collective regulation and resiliency through practical and theoretical considerations for successful group delivery
Agenda at a glance:
Wednesday, 12 October 2022:
4:00 pm: In-person registration begins and there will be an in-person-only reception with Dr. Porges at 6:30 pm ET the same day
Thursday, 13 October 2022, Day 1:
Morning session: Mental & Physical Well Being
Opening keynote: Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
Session 1: Heather Abernethy, MD
Session 2: Sue Carter, Ph.D. and Chantal Traub, birth doula
Session 3: Michael Allison, Performance Coach
Afternoon session: PVT & Social Justice
Session 4: Nikki Elliot, Ph.D.
Session 5: Niloufer Merchant, Ed.D., LP
Affinity Group Discussion: Social Justice, facilitated by Amber Gray, Ph.D. and Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D.
In-person conference: evening bonfire on beach
Friday, 14 October 2022, Day 2:
Morning session: Polyvagal Theory & Children
Session 1: Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR
Session 2: Sandra Lineman, MA, MSW, LISW
Session 3: Marilyn Sanders, MD, and George Thompson, MD
Affinity Group Discussion: PVT, Parents & Children, facilitated by Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
Afternoon session: Therapeutic Approaches
Session 5: Sonia Gomes, Ph.D.
Session 6: Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Affinity Group Discussion: Polyvagal Theory & the Body, facilitated by Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D., and Jan Withal, MSW, RSW, FOT
In-person conference: poolside wine hour
Saturday, 15 October 2022, Day 3:
Morning session: Conscious Evolution, Co-Regulation, & Combined Delivery
The Nervous System & the Conscious Evolution of the Human Spirit, Kim Barthel, OTR
The Craft of Co-Regulation: A Demonstration, Deb Dana, LCSW
Combined Delivery Roundtable, Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP—Somatic Experiencing; Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR—Sensory Integration; TBA—EMDR
The Focus System and SSP, Kelly Being, BA, BHScOT, OTR/L and Kate Appleton, LPC, SEP, TEB
Data-Backed Impact: Assessment, Evidence & Research, Rebecca Knowles, OTR, OTR/L, RYT, and Doreen Hunt, OTR/L, MA
Physiological Tracking: Translating the Language of the ANS, Aimie Apigian, MD
In-person conference: evening oceanside celebration and bonfire
Sunday, 16 October 2022, Day 4:
Morning session: Social Impact, Group Resilience, and the Future of the SSP
SSP and Social Impact, Linda Thai, LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL
Collective Regulation & Resilience: SSP Group Delivery, Shelly Melroe, LMFT; Ana do Valle, OTR, SEP; Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN
The SSP and the Mind-Body Connection, Les Aria, Ph.D.
Closing keynote: Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
Format: All attendees (virtual and in-person) will have access to recordings of their sessions for 90 days after the conference