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Understand your trauma without shame, blame
or judgment.

In Polyvagal 101, you will easily learn the Polyvagal Theory accurately and simply in under 2 hours and be able to connect it to trauma.

You have questions.

You’ve started learning the Polyvagal Theory, but are left with questions and confusion. Just like I used to be and so many others that are on the same path.

It’s frustrating, I know. Because the Theory seems to have the keys to understanding yourself, your mental health and your trauma better. You know there’s an explanation for your anxiety, anger or depression right in front of you and are eager to learn more.


And you’re right. It does. The Polyvagal Theory can give you the answers that you need. And it does so without judgment. Without shame. Without blame. Without ridicule or pressure. 

The Polyvagal Theory has answers.

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You need clarity & simplicity

You simply want to understand the Polyvagal Theory simply. You want to connect the pieces and get clarity on your questions.


When I first heard of the Theory, I was researching how to better help my traumatized therapy clients. I was frustrated with my outcomes and with understanding what the heck is meant by “trauma lives in the body.” I obsessively researched and absorbed the primary source information for months and months.

All of my intense work paid off though. I got it, could teach it clearly and apply it.


My clients gained that deeper understanding they wanted and also gained a new narrative. They were able to shed the shame, blame and judgment of their trauma that they had been carrying.

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After Polyvagal 101

You will have a new narrative of yourself

You’ll have the knowledge necessary to create a view of yourself that does not include shame, blame or judgment. Your self narrative will be based on applying the science of the Polyvagal Theory to your specific life.

You'll be ready for the next phase

Polyvagal 101 is the first phase of my Polyvagal Trauma Relief System. Laying a solid foundation of knowledge prepares you for the further work of trauma relief. Through PVT101, you will have the knowledge necessary for the next phase of your trauma relief path.

Polyvagal 101 is clear.

PVT101 has a singular focus - it teaches the Polyvagal Theory clearly and connects it to trauma.
PVT101 does

  • teach the theory clearly and simply.

  • eliminate the foreign language of academic research and emphasizes simplicity, while also remaining true to the primary sources.

PVT101 does not

  • imagine new concepts or states like other courses.

  • reword the Polyvagal teachings, it stays true to the primary sources and language with a focus on simplicity and usability.

  • dump in random techniques to try like gargling or jumping into cold water.

PVT101  Curriculum

Inside PVT101, you will find clarity on all the essentials of the Polyvagal Theory and how it connects to trauma.

Intro & Welcome to Polyvagal 101

The Autonomic Nervous System

Primary States

Safety, flight/fight, shutdown​

Mixed States

Freeze, play, stillness​


the 2 paths to trauma​

​Vagal Brake

Behavioral Adaptations



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Direct access to Justin

I want you to have every answer you need.

When you buy PVT101, you will have the opportunity to meet with me and other students during live virtual meetups. I will provide a brief lesson and then leave lots of time for Q&A.

Community access
  • Connect with me and others through the virtual Stucknaut Meetups twice a month

  • Connect with me and others in the Stucknaut Discussion group on my website

  • Your questions are placed as higher priority for me to answer either in the meetups, discussion group or on my podcast

Course media:
  • exclusive videos

  • Polyvagal One-Pagers lesson handouts

  • brief quizzes to test your knowledge

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Get clarity & save time

I don't want you worrying about price. But I do want you to be confident in your education and save time doing it too.

If you want to learn the Polyvagal Theory from me for free, I have it available on my podcast, my YouTube channel, my blog, the interviews that I have done for others and also in my ebook. I have it everywhere and invite you to jump right into


You could also spend months and months with a dictionary by your side reading through the primary sources.

If you want all of that information condensed into less than two hours, with exclusive video, course slides and beautifully designed downloads, then Polyvagal 101 is best.

Save yourself a ton of time and hassle by enrolling in PVT101.

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Michele said...

...the most impactful thing she learned was realizing she was "stuck in behavioral adaptations" and one lesson in particular made it "actually click in a way [she] could understand and see the problem clearly."

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Robin said...

"...learning the terms and language surrounding PVT has been helpful not just to understand the system at hand, but to do so quickly and efficiently... [E]ven without delving into more intricate detail, learning these basics normalizes and validates the struggles that trauma patients face..."

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Trauma recovery - phase 1

Clearly understanding the polyvagal theory fundamentally changed how I practice therapy and how I view myself. And I know it can have a major impact on you too. It's the foundational knowledge that you need to get to the next phase of your trauma recovery.

My Polyvagal 101 course teaches you everything you need to know about the Polyvagal Theory in order to finally understand it and apply it to yourself. It gives you the knowledge necessary to help alleviate your shame, blame and judgment.


But you won’t be alone in Polyvagal 101. You will also have more direct access to me and a small community of like-minded individuals. You will get clarity on all of your Polyvagal questions during the twice-monthly Stucknaut Meetups and the online Stucknauts Discussion Group.

Join today and finally get the Polyvagal understanding you need to get to the next phase of your trauma recovery.

Meet your Polyvagal teacher

Justin obsessively studied the Polyvagal Theory after looking for ways to improve his therapy outcomes with heavily traumatized clients. For months, you could not find Justin without also seeing his face buried in one of the primary sources of the theory. He could also often be seen with a dictionary in hand.


Justin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in working with trauma. Justin uses somatic techniques and his deep knowledge of the Polyvagal Theory in his work.


He is currently working for a public school district and in his private practice in Lodi, California. He has also worked in juvenile halls, residential substance abuse recovery, outpatient non-profit substance abuse treatment and county outpatient mental health. Justin loves to provide individual and family treatment.


Justin has presented the Polyvagal Theory to pretty much everyone on a global level through his successful podcast - Stuck Not Broken. He also teaches PVT in person or virtually through webinars or seminars. Justin has presented to: teachers, therapists, police, teens, survivors, nurses, college students, non-profits and more.



But isn't the Polyvagal Theory information available for free?

Yep. I have lots of free Polyvagal info all over the place. PVT101 is different because it's all the Polyvagal essentials collected in one place and clearly connected to trauma.

When are the virtual meetups?

The Stucknaut Meetups happen usually twice a month. I schedule them at different times, usually at 7pm PST or 8am PST.

Are the virtual meetups recorded for replay?


Is Polyvagal 101 part of your larger Polyvagal Trauma Relief System?

It is! The PTRS is a bundle of all three of my courses. Each course has a function on its own and can be bought individually. But you can also purchase all 3 at once for a discount.

I can't afford your courses. Do you offer discounts?

You can buy all 3 of my courses for a discount as the Polyvagal Trauma Relief System. The individual courses do not have discount options. Remember, on top of the self-paced course, you will get twice monthly direct access to me and my Polyvagal knowledge through the virtual meetups.

I also have loads of free content for you. I recommend starting with Stuck not Broken podcast episodes 101-109, which is the Polyvagal 101 series. I also have an ebook about connecting the Polyvagal Theory to trauma, which is currently free. There are more freebies in the Members Center as well.

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