Training with Amy
What you can expect
Amy is known to be a warm, inviting and humorous presenter who can make the information being presented easily understood and quickly put into practice. Since the late 1980’s, Amy has provided training to a variety of audiences, from teens to older adults, on subjects ranging from the Polyvagal Theory, communication skills, and understanding human behavior to employability skills and alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Amy has studied and uses the Polyvagal Theory extensively in her work and personal life. She considers this to be a specialty for her. Participants in Amy’s trainings report an ease of learning even challenging topics due to Amy’s conversational tone, insight and use of interactive practices within the trainings.
The Polyvagal Theory in Counseling
The Polyvagal Map
A Bubble Bath and Glass of Wine Ain’t All That: Real Self-Care
The Power and Practice of the Pause
Exploring the Essence of Adolescence
Understanding Another’s Emotional Response and Responding with Ease
Difficult People At Work: When You Think It Is Them and They Think It Is You
SoulCollage for Self-Care: Using Collage to Ease Emotions
Regulate for a New Direction: Helping Through Transitions
Let’s Get Started with Training and Consultation!
Rooted Compassion Counseling and Consulting, LLC Is available to train and consult with public and private businesses, agencies and organizations, and schools about trauma, the causes and effects, and ways to build resiliency and practices that honor and support those who have experienced trauma. Rooted Compassion will work with you to create new practices and trainings, as needed, to support your goals and work mission.
Current & Past Training Locations include:
American Counseling Association National Conference
Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio
Bethesda North Hospital
Butler County Juvenile Detention Center
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Community Action Agency
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
High Schools That Work
Mental Health Recovery Services, Wayne and Clinton Counties
Northern Kentucky University
Tristate Trauma Network
Union Institute and University
Rooted Compassion will continue to work with you to help implement what was learned through trainings, so you will realize your goals.
Using the Polyvagal Theory in Counseling
Understanding how our nervous system and the vagus nerve impact our lives is central in helping others process their experiences. The one objective of this training is to provide detailed information to help clinicians understand the nervous systems impact on individuals from a bio-social-emotional standpoint. In addition, clinicians will be given specific tools to work immediately with clients in helping them identify their reactions and feelings as they navigate their experiences.This training will help therapists understand more deeply how clients experience a sense of felt safety, offer processes to create safety and comprehend some of the biology of emotions.
Understanding the Polyvagal Theory
Porges (2015) states that feeling safe is the preamble to attachment. Neuroception is the unconscious assessment of risk/danger or safety in the environment and with people (Porges, 2004). It occurs in a primitive part of the human brain, the brainstem, without conscious awareness. From this determination, the neurological system indicates to the body if behaviors of social engagement are to be activated, or if the body should move into a fight, flight, or freeze state of being (Porges, 2004).