Webinar: Reframing behaviours of concern through a Polyvagal Lens
This presentation will discuss polyvagal theory, reframing behaviours of concern as an autonomic defensive reaction to perceived threat and disconnection. Understanding how the nervous system responds to perceived threat helps us view behaviours of concern in a more compassionate way (turning towards a person with compassion, rather than away with judgement). Polyvagal theory also highlights the importance of social connection when planning proactive and reactive strategies for people with behaviours of concern.
Through attending the webinar, people will be able to:
- Describe levels of reaction to perceived threat using Polyvagal Theory
- Rethink behaviours of concern as an autonomic defensive reaction to perceived threat and lack of connection
- Explain to others concepts involved in safety – that is absence of fear as well as the presence of connection
- Understand how our own arousal levels impact on the arousal levels of others
- Understand why we need to focus on co-regulation and not just self or inner regulation
This webinar will be presented by Susan Fowler from Scope, Australia, and will be followed by a question and answer session.