THE BRAIN-GUT CONNECTION:
A WEBINAR FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
AND OTHER HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONALS

THIS PRESENTATION IS A TWO HOUR RECORDING OF A WEBINAR GIVEN LIVE ON FEBRUARY 21, 2020.

PRESENTER: Dr. Jennifer Franklin, Psychologist
COST: ​​$65

Once you complete registration and payment for this webinar recording, you will receive an e-mail containing instructions for accessing the webinar recording and for registering for 2 CEs. You will also receive an e-mail confirming your payment. If you do not receive both of these two e-mails within 24 hours of registration and payment or have any difficulties accessing or watching the recording, please contact Dr. Jennifer Franklin at [email protected].

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This introductory webinar, intended for psychotherapists, physicians, nutritionists, dietitians, bodyworkers, and other healthcare professionals, offers essential clinically sound information about working at the intersection of the digestive system and nervous system with patients who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive symptoms. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and digestive symptoms indicate dysregulation of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), part of which is in the gut. While the primary symptoms may be physiological, the nature of the dysregulation is likely not purely physiological.

Understanding ANS dysregulation through the lens of Polyvagal Theory will help you to more effectively and efficiently facilitate healing for your patients/clients. This webinar will also address working with stress, anxiety or panic attacks. This webinar provides foundational learning for those less familiar with Polyvagal Theory while also adding knowledge about the digestive system and healing the gut for Somatic Experiencing® Practitioners and others more familiar with Polyvagal Theory.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives for this Brain Gut Connection webinar are for attendees to be able to:

  1. Define Polyvagal Theory and assess the Autonomic Nervous System dysregulation that generates, exacerbates, and/or perpetuates digestive disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  2. List the symptoms of dysregulation.
  3. Identify and define how stress, anxiety, and trauma relate to digestive disorders through the lens of Polyvagal Theory.

 

ABOUT DR. JENNIFER FRANKLIN

Dr. Jennifer Franklin is a somatically-oriented, mindfulness-based psychologist dually licensed in North Carolina and California offering individual and couples therapy, teletherapy, and consultation. She worked at the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders in Chapel Hill and specializes in healing functional medical problems, especially GI problems, along with issues associated with anxiety, panic, interpersonal relationships, attachment, and trauma. She has taught Vipassana/mindfulness meditation, has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and has expertise in the psychology of acting and professional actor.

 

CANCELLATIONS & GRIEVANCES

No refunds will be given for this webinar recording. For questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call (310) 470-8363. There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.