JULY FREEBIE - Polyvagal theory, Automatic nervous system hierarchy ladder POSTER

Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging, especially when our bodies react to stress in ways we don't fully understand. As women, educators, and therapists, you know how important it is to stay grounded and calm, not just for yourself but for those who rely on you. That’s where understanding the Polyvagal Theory can make a huge difference.

Polyvagal Theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, explains how our autonomic nervous system regulates our responses to stress and safety. It’s all about how we react—sometimes we're in fight-or-flight mode, other times we shut down, and hopefully, we find ourselves in a calm and connected state. Knowing where you are on this hierarchy can help you better manage your reactions and support those around you.

To help you dive into this fascinating topic, I’m excited to share with you this months freebie: a printable poster that illustrates The Autonomic Nervous System Hierarchy Ladder, breaking down the three key parts: the ventral vagal (safe and social), the sympathetic (fight or flight), and the parasympathetic (shutdown). Understanding these can empower you to recognize your state and take steps to move towards a feeling of safety and connection.
You can grab for free below!:
Imagine having this insightful tool in your workspace, classroom, or therapy office. It's a great way to remind yourself and those you work with about the different states of the nervous system and how to navigate them.

Let’s embrace this knowledge to enhance our well-being and the well-being of those we support. By understanding our nervous system, we can create a more resilient and compassionate environment for everyone.

Take a moment for yourself, download the poster, and remember—you have the power to create calm and connection in your life.


Need more resources?

This Autonomic Nervous System Hierarchy Ladder is part of the Polyvagal Theory Workbook that I offer. If you're interested in going more in-depth with this topic, do check out the workbook by clicking here or on the image below:


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