This demonstration illustrates how clients can be taught to regulate persistent or chronic pain using simple strategies such as circular breathing, work with pendulum rhythms, voluntary and involuntary movement, and prosodic toning. Discussion will emphasize how these and other tools can activate or modulate specific aspects of polyvagal functioning to restore balance and bring relief.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Maggie Phillips, Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice in Oakland, California. She is director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and past-president of the Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis.