The new frontier in neuroscience study, Polyvagal Theory, is presented in an accessible format as it relates to gifted and 2e children. What is neuroception and co-regulation? Let’s explore how these two key concepts from Polyvagal Theory can unlock the mystery and help to build healthy and rewarding relationships with our gifted children.
Polyvagal Theory gives us a framework and deeper understanding of how our own individual body wisdom tells us if we feel safe or not. I believe that everyone deserves to understand how this wisdom works! My mission is to take a complex theory and share it with families, children, educators and clinicians in a fun and digestible format. The foreword for my children’s book, by the creator of the Polyvagal Theory, Dr. Stephen Porges, says it best:
“In Body Wisdom and the Polyvagal Theory, Autum Romano and her son, Foster, bring the essence of Polyvagal Theory to young children in an intuitive and engaging graphic presentation. Polyvagal Theory is about feelings and how we, as responsible parents, teachers, and clinicians, need to be accessible to our children, to witness their feelings, and to reassure them that they are safe by being with us. This little book illustrates that the capacity to acknowledge our bodily feelings and to respect our need to connect are the critical resources that enable us to shift from negative feelings to feelings of safety, trust, and love. Or, in Autum’s words, ‘our ticket back to feeling safe, happy, and curious is always inside a hug, a smile, or the hand of a loved one.’”
Presenter Autum Romano is an educator, author, and bodyworker who’s passionate about nervous system regulation as a foundation for transformative whole health. Autum and her family are neurodivergent and twice-exceptional. She is passionate about advocacy and supporting the Neurodiversity Movement and homeschool families.
Please join us for this event!
You are invited to a Zoom Session for The GHF Gifted Home Education Conference: Celebrating the Gifted / 2e Family. (Link leads to the event in the GHF Forum – Member Content)
When: Saturday June 4, 2022 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: An Introduction to Polyvagal Theory: The Science of Connection
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