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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.

You have questions.

You’ve started learning the Polyvagal Theory, but are left with questions and confusion.​ 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. 

You want clarity.

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.

Life after Polyvagal 101

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.

You'll have a new narrative.

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.

PVT101 is clear.

What PVT101 does...

  • teach the theory clearly and simply.

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

PVT101 does not...

  • imagine new concepts or states.

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

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

PVT101 has a singular focus - teaching you clearly and simply the fundamentals of the Polyvagal Theory and how it connect to trauma. It prepares you for creating a new self-narrative and the next phase of trauma recovery.

PVT101 Curriculum

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



Course Goodies

  • video lessons not available anywhere else with deeper learning than I provide in my free content

  • journal prompts to apply the knowledge to yourself and start building a new foundational narrative

  • Polyvagal One-Pagers lesson handouts for constant reference

  • brief quizzes to test & strengthen your knowledge

Course + Community

  • Connect with me and others through the private community for all of my students

  • Your questions are placed as higher priority for me to answer directly or through my content

"normalizes & validates"

"...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..."


"actually click"

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."

"thank you!"

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


"oh my goodness!"

Oh my goodness!! First, Polyvagal 101 helped me understand my therapy better. I was able to let down my defenses of “ you’re not the boss of me” attitude and have a willingness to listen with a curious ear and then do my therapy homework. Second, the course helped me learn about myself and what goes on inside of me. It validates that I’m not a ‘freak of nature’ and that I’m not alone.


Trauma relief, 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.

It's the first phase in my larger Polyvagal Trauma Relief System.

Meet your teacher.

I obsessively studied the Polyvagal Theory after looking for ways to improve my therapy outcomes with heavily traumatized clients. For months, you could not find me without also seeing my face buried in one of the primary sources of the theory (with a dictionary in hand).


I am a therapist & Coach specializing in working with trauma, using somatic techniques and my deep knowledge of the Polyvagal Theory in my work. I've taught the Polyvagal Theory on a global level through my successful podcast, but also to many populations directly: teachers, social workers, police, therapists and more. I also took the PVT to the next steps and created the Polyvagal Trauma Relief System, a comprehensive trauma relief program.



But isn't the Polyvagal Theory 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. It's also a deeper dive with exclusive goodies. You also get access to a private community and Q&As with me!

Is PVT101 part of your larger System?

It is! PTRS is a bundle of all three of my courses. Each course has a function on its own and can be bought individually.

Learn more about PTRS here >

Will PVT101 teach me self-regulation?

No. PVT101 is purely focused on teaching the Polyvagal Theory and how it connects to trauma with some journaling options. Building Safety Anchors and Unstucking Defensive States are built for self-regulation, but should not be taken unless you know the Polyvagal Theory.

$150 one-time payment

Polyvagal 101 course

One purchase gives you lifetime access to Polyvagal 101. Perfect for the person that is not interested in my other courses and private community.

$300/year or $90/quarter

Total Access Membership

All Courses + Community Access

Get Polyvagal 101 and my entire Polyvagal Trauma Relief System and private Stucknaut Collective community.

2 options for PVT101:

Learn simply & save time.

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 learning.

You could also spend months and months with a dictionary by your side reading through the primary sources. Like I did. (Not fun for most btw.)

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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Courses & Community membership subscription

One subscription for all of my trauma recovery courses and private community.

3 months free at $270/yr

or $90 for 3 months

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