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Polyvagal 101

Confusion to clarity.

You've heard of the PVT but it doesn't make sense and the amount of information you're getting is overwhelming. Polyvagal 101 makes sense in every day language. The first time.


Easily. Simply. Finally.

About this Polyvagal Nerd

(Hi, I'm Justin)

This is where it started...

I first learned about the Theory when I was frustrated with my therapy outcomes and rapport building when working with clients who were living with trauma.

Dr. Porges was lecturing about the Theory with some truly awful presentation slides (sorry, Dr Porges) and I was able to understand it enough for lightbulbs to go off. That's probably where you're at in your own Polyvagal learning.

Lightbulbs weren't enough. I really wanted to understand it deeper and be able to apply the concepts in my therapeutic practice.


So then...

I spent months and months and months researching, learning and building my ability to teach the Polyvagal Theory to literally anyone.


I created presentations (with much nicer slides) for the teachers I work alongside in public schools. And they were a hit; the teachers got it and asked for more.

I then created the Stuck Not Broken podcast and brought the Theory in crystal clear language to the rest of the world. And they asked for more.

And now...

The PVT is central to my therapeutic practice, my content I create for free and my courses that I sell here on my site. It's also the lens that I view my experiences through.

And it's consistently been my passion to learn and to teach. But I'm moreso driven to teach it clearly.


I want you to be able to learn the Theory clearly the first time (or maybe it's your second if you've been elsewhere). Especially because it's likely that learning the Theory is your first step in your own trauma recovery. I don't take that lightly and want to make sure you are set up for success.


But can't I learn the PVT for free?

Heck yeah you can! That's what I did, actually. I've studied the Theory with a dictionary right by me and put the pieces together through the books, interviews and lectures of the primary sources.

So yeah, you could do that. But I've done it for you and it's all in a nice, easy-to-understand package right here for you.

You could even learn about it for free from me!

I covered the Theory in depth through hours and hours of my audio podcast content, (episodes 101-109 of Stuck Not Broken). And I've got free content all through my blog, YouTube, social media and various podcast episodes. 

It's all out there for you. For free. Or just get this course that I made just for you and it's all in one spot, condensed and clearly taught.

Trauma Relief. Phase 1.

Trauma Relief System Bundle


PVT101 is the first phase of my Polyvagal Trauma Relief System. When you're done with PVT101, you'll have learned clearly the PVT, what trauma is and have gotten a map on what trauma relief may look like. PVT101 lays the foundation and sets you up for success in your recovery.

$750 (temporary pricing, usually $1,000)

Standalone Course


If you just want clarity on the Polyvagal Theory and are sick of confusion, then the standalone course is perfect for you.


Stephanie says

"Interesting, felt sense, body work, this biology info is news I can use vs a lot trauma info out there. Thanks!"

Thom says he got

"A clearer understanding of the fundamentals of the polyvagal theory and its relationship with trauma."

Direct access to Justin

You won't have to wonder.

You'll have the opportunity to meet with me twice a month to answer any course-related questions that you have during live virtual meetups with other courses members. I will give a brief lesson and then leave lots of time for Q&A.

Lifetime Access,
All Updates

I want PVT101 to be your go-to resource for understanding the Polyvagal Theory.

When you buy the course, I'll ensure you get lifetime access to it so you can always return to it when necessary. You will also get every update to the course as I continue to improve upon it or add to it.


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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