Level 1 Certification: PVEI Foundations: May 31–June 2, 2023


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Event Location:
Northern California, contact us for additional details at: Sue@PolyvagalEquineInstitute.com

The workshop is conducted over 3 days.

May 31 – June 2, 2023 (9:30am – 3:30pm each day)

Facilitated By:
Margie McDonald and Dr. Rebecca Bailey have worked together for thirty-plus years in a variety of capacities, often incorporating horses, psychology, and communication skills. Margie is an esteemed horse trainer and human whisperer and Rebecca is a nationally recognized psychologist with a lifetime love of horses.

The Workshop:
This comprehensive course is intended to provide an experiential opportunity to learn, understand, and operationalize PVEI concepts. Level 1 Certification qualifies you to utilize PVEI best practices in education and training (you’ll be able to share your knowledge with other people – professional or personal, and you’ll have a manual and materials).

You Will Learn:

  • Polyvagal concepts and principles and their application to equine interventions
  • Identify Nervous system states
  • Increase awareness of two-way nervous systems interact
  • Skills to shift and regulate when activated
  • Recognize tools that lead to more effective 2-way interactions and communication
  • Learn Self-regulation tools
  • Identify personal activators
  • Redefine how mindfulness is used
  • Internalize and support a sense of safety and social connection
  • Alternative hypothesis active and reactive behavior
  • Learn the art of stepping back (power of the pause)
  • Effective collaboration
  • Embody the flow states (play, creativity, music, recreation)

Included in Package:

  • 1 Year of PVEI Membership
  • 6 Month PVEI on-demand learning course
  • 3 days of in-person training (May 31-June 2)
  • PVEI Manual: Level 1
  • PVEI Level 1 Certification (valid 2 year from date of completion of all requirements)
  • Lunch (provided each day of the program)

Who is it for?:
Open to all individuals, mental health professionals, coaches, and equine professionals.


Requirements to Receive Level 1 Certification:

  • Completion of 3 day Foundations Workshop (May 31-June 2)
  • Completion of 6 Month PVEI on-demand learning course
  • Completion of PVEI Fundamentals webinar
  • Completion of Horse Safety Video
  • Completion of a post-assessment to test your knowledge

Event Details

Date: May 31, 2023

Start time: 09:30 a.m. PDT

End time: 03:30 p.m. PDT

Email: office@polyvagalequineinstitute.com

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