The Somatic Pollinator: A trauma foundations course for coaches, therapists and professional service providers.
NOTE: There are 12 modules each with 5 lessons and a Client Resources section for handouts and videos along with a Geek Out, Freak Out section listing the works of world renown experts in the field of trauma.
Module 1: What is Trauma & ANS? What is Somatic Psychology?/The Body as a Self Healing Resource Front Brain vs. Back Brain Interventions Informed Consent, Agreements &Scope of Practice Creating Community Agreements
Module 2: Polyvagal Theory, The Vagas Nerve (3 Neural Networks Social Engagement, Mobilization or Shutting Down The 4 Trauma Responses (Fight, Flight, Freeze & Fawn)/Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic Seeing, Thinking, Feeling, Moving, Imagining, Sensing (SISTEM) Effects/Symptoms of Trauma Tracking the physiology of the body
Module 3: Neuroception & Neuroplasticity Orientation to Safety & The Role of Curiosity Fixity to Flow Self Awareness Presence & Resonance
Module 4: Window of Tolerance Titration Internal Resources/External Resourcing Attention vs Intention Transference vs Counter transference
Module 5: How to track Trauma & Coherence Role of Dissociation & Disease Tools to Help Decrease Fear and Dissociation Dorsal Vagal & Ventral Vagal-Tools for how to get people out of dorsal and in to ventral Pendulation
Module 6: Overview of Categories of Trauma Shock Trauma Complex Developmental Trauma (ACE’s study) Collective Trauma & White Body Supremacy (2 separate videos) Acute, Chronic, Complex Trauma
Module 7: Boundary Setting Identifying Needs/Wants Boundary Ruptures Signs of Poor Boundaries Somatic Boundary Exercises for Repair
Module 8: Social engagement & Co-Regulation Secure Attachment Insecure Attachment Styles: Avoidant, Ambivalent, Disorganized Defensive Accommodations/Survival Strategies Play, Tone & Eye Contact for Co-Regulation
Module 9: High Stress Physiology is Trauma Physiology! Perpetual Override Calibration The HPA Axis and its role in the stress response Healing the HPA Axis
Module 10: Life experiences Genetics Sensory System & Overwhelm Social engagement system Diet & Exercise
Module 11: Psychoneuroimmunology (Autoimmune Epidemic) Medical Trauma Working with Addiction (New Models of Care) Epigenetics & Ancestry Trauma Birth Trauma
Module 12: Occipital lobe, Brain Stem, Left & Right Hemispheres Reprocessing Trauma with Eye Movement Techniques How does embodiment work? Supervision & professional development. Ethics of Somatic Healing & Coaching