Session 1: Self-care – what is self-care and how do we really do that?
Our health and wellbeing is inter-dependant on internal and external factors. Participants will identify resources that support, nourish and sustain them and identify the very things that deplete and constrain them.
The Masterclass will commence with an activity on drawing up a resource map and sharing them with other frontline workers in small groups
Session 2: Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
Our safety, health and wellbeing requires a psychobiological perspective. We will look at Stephen Porges latest neuroscientific framework and learn to map our innate physiological ways of responding and dealing with stress and overwhelm.
The autonomic nervous system will up-regulate and down-regulate arousal levels when dealing with adversity and stress
Signs and symptoms of when your body is signalling for help
Differentiating between states of being tired as opposed to collapsed
Why connection, safety and curiosity are markers of wellbeing
Session 3: Somatic mindfulness noticing and tracking exercise – differentiating states of the mind and body
In supporting regulation, health and wellbeing it is important we have awareness and connection between all states of body and mind. Participants will learn to access data and explore meaning making. This will be done by exploring the differences in perception, neuroception and interoception.
Triune Brain and how different areas manage different part of the regulatory system
Learning to listen to bottom up and top down information and data
Mapping out on what your bodies internal response to different and opposing physiological states