The New Neuroscience of Community Care

Suggested Price: $20.00

December 7th, 3pm-4pm

The state of the human nervous system determines our ability to be present and connect with others, and Polyvagal Theory, first proposed by psychophysiologist Stephen Porges in 1992, leads us to a more compassionate understanding of our bodies, emotions, and behaviors. A big part of a new cultural narrative!

Free – Suggested donation $10-30 sliding scale – buy a workshop token at the event

(to pre-register for free, enter $0 for your amount, no pre-registration is required)

Location: Gymnasium at Evergreen Community Charter School, Asheville, NC

This offering is part of the Dancing A New Narrative AMC Community Fundraiser!, paying up the sliding scale supports the Asheville Movement Collective community, a 501c3 nonprofit.

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Description

The state of the human nervous system determines our ability to be present and connect with others. This workshop present the new neuroscience of polyvagal theory. We discuss the 3 programs of the nervous system, what their functions are, and how we can use this information to be more in tune with ourselves, our community, and our world. We briefly look at Non-violent Communication and attachment theory from a polyvagal perspective. And finally, we discuss some co-regulation and auto-regulation practices that support flow and allow us to be resourced enough within ourselves to hold space for others.

Polyvagal Theory was first proposed by psychophysiologist Stephen Porges in 1992, after he revolutionized NICU care for infants by introducing the concept of heart rate variability to our measures of health and wellness. This new understanding of the nervous system has extensive applications for the therapy office, parent-child relationships, romantic relationships, and every other relationship in our lives. A more compassionate understanding of our bodies, emotions, and behaviors is a big part of the new cultural narrative!

About Janae:

Janae is a passionate force for social activism, especially around awareness of neurodiversity within community. She organizes with a number of local communities.

Check out Trauma Geek to find out more about Janae’s writing, research, and support services.

Asheville Movement Collective

Asheville Movement Collective envisions a world that moves in harmony where all are free to be their authentic selves within a loving community. Our mission and aim are to inspire authenticity and healthy community through free-form dance by hosting dance waves for personal and community transformation.

Read more about AMC’s Year End Fundraising and community developments.