Polyvagal Theory and NLP Applications to Coaching

Polyvagal Theory

The polyvagal theory describes the capacity and the ways that the central nervous system influences the  autonomic nervous system and its adaptive reactivity to the environment. Regulating the heart through  the vagal pathways would enable social interactions to regulate a new visceral state. This theory is  dependent on accumulated knowledge describing the phylogenetic transitions in the autonomic nervous  system. 

Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory offers a useful picture of the nervous system that can guide therapists  and coaches alike in their efforts to support client choice making and re-training the behavioral response  to the current environment. The vagus nerve serves the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the  calming aspect of our nervous system. The parasympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system  balances the sympathetic active part, but in much more nuanced ways than we understood before  polyvagal theory. 

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and  psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States, in the 1970s.  Bandler and Grinder suggest that there is a connection between neurological processes (Neuro), language  (Linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through the socialization process (Programming). Once these  are recognized and understood, one can make a change on these programming to achieve specific goals  in life. 

Genco Method Polyvagal Theory and NLP Applications to Coaching©

Traumatic events may influence the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to stay in a constant physiological  state that results in fear and defense response to life. This can lead to constant tension and scanning the  environment for signs of danger; or a need to withdraw from the external world to recover. 

When the nervous system is in self-protection mode, generation feeling of safety, and ability to connect  with others are limited as well as the body’s physical response to healing mental and physical wounds  since the body functions in the alert mode.  

Genco Method Polyvagal Theory and NLP Applications to Coaching© supports client’s ability to find their  way back to desired (resting) state by leveraging the insights both from the Polyvagal Theory as well as  NLP to the coaching inquiries.  

Who Would Benefit From This Course? 

Certified coaches of all kinds would benefit from this course. The course intended to offer deepening  coaches’ listening and inquiry in various situations, specifically where the client is challenged with reactive  response. The course will offer enhanced tools for the coaches including leadership, life and health  scenarios and build further emotional intelligence as well as body-centric inquiries.

Course Dates:

Begins June 2021. 8 weeks in duration. Fridays, 1 hour (First class is Friday June 25, 2021); Wednesdays, 1.5 hours. 9th week is final presentations.

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