Equine Anchors: Discovering Your Autonomic Nervous System with Deb Dana – September 2024


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Event Location:

  • Northern California, contact us for additional details at: Office@PolyvagalEquineInstitute.com
  • September 24, 2024
  • 9:30am – 3:30pm

Facilitated By:
Dr. Rebecca Bailey has over 30 years of experience in the field and continues to be dedicated to the notion that authenticity, common sense, and kindness are the most important elements of effective treatment. She is a lifelong equestrian and animal lover who believes animals, particularly horses, have much to teach humans about curiosity and compassion.

Margie McDonald is a lifelong accomplished equestrian and horse trainer. She is trained in classical dressage and has applied the teachings to an approach that embodies compassion and connection. Her work has included promoting self-awareness and kindness between horses and humans. She has raised the conscious compassion of numerous equine enthusiasts.

Jaycee Dugard is a survivor of extreme trauma. She feels strongly that without animals in her world, she would not be the person she has become. Thankfully, her recovery included a team of four horses who remain in her life to this day. She has made it her life’s work to support the equine-human connection in tribute to her four teachers.

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician, consultant, and author who lectures internationally on ways in which Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors.  She is the developer of the signature Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both understandable and accessible for clinicians and curious people alike.


What will I learn?
Embark on a journey of self-discovery as the PVEI Team and Deb Dana guide you through the exploration of your autonomic nervous system, working with our equine companions.

What to Expect?

  • Immersive Learning: Engage in experiential activities that bring to life the intricate workings of your autonomic nervous system, facilitated by the PVEI team and Deb Dana's expertise in polyvagal theory.
  • Equine Connection: Interact with and observe the subtle cues of equine companions, unraveling the layers of non-verbal communication that foster a deep understanding of your own nervous system responses.
  • Practical Tools: Acquire practical tools and strategies to apply this newfound awareness to your daily life, both personally and professionally.
  • Community Support: Join a community of like-minded individuals, fostering connections that extend beyond the workshop, providing ongoing support in your journey towards greater self-

Who is this workshop for?
This one-day workshop is not just an exploration of the autonomic nervous system; it's an invitation to harness the wisdom of horses as allies in your personal growth. Whether you are a
seasoned practitioner or new to the world of equine-assisted learning, Deb Dana's "Equine Anchors" promises a day of insight, connection, and transformation.

Why Attend?
Seize the opportunity to delve into the depths of your own nervous system, guided by the gentle presence of equine companions. Reserve your spot for this enriching experience and embark on a journey towards greater self-awareness and well-being.


PVEI Cancellation Policy:

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and we aim to accommodate our participants to the best of our ability. Please review our cancellation policy below:

Cancellation More Than 30 Days Before Workshop Start Date:

  • You may either choose to apply your full purchase price to the cost of a different future workshop, subject to availability, or you may request a refund to your original payment method, less a $125 processing fee.

Cancellation Within 30 Days of Workshop Start Date:

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 30 days of the workshop start date.
  • Participants may apply the fee to the next scheduled workshop, subject to availability. Note: Only one reschedule is permitted per attendee. If you are unable to attend for a second time, no further rescheduling will be permitted and no refund will be issued.

Medical Emergency Exception:

  • In the case of a medical emergency of the participant, participants can request a refund or apply the fee to the next workshop, with appropriate documentation.

Cancellation Process:

  • To cancel your registration, please notify us at office@polyvagalequineinstitute.com as soon as possible.
  • Specify whether you would like to apply the fee to the next workshop or if you are requesting a refund due to a medical emergency.

Refund Processing:

  • Refunds for applicable cases will be processed within 15 business days of request submission.

By registering for the PVEI workshop, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the terms of this cancellation policy. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Event Details

Date: September 24, 2024

Start time: 09:30 a.m. PDT

End time: 03:30 p.m. PDT

Email: office@polyvagalequineinstitute.com

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