Meet your guide.
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.
Trauma relief phase 3
You've learned the Polyvagal Theory and likely began to build the strength of your safety state. You're curious about what else is within you and how to get relief from your stuck defensive state.
That's where Unstucking Defensive States fits. UDS is the final phase of my Polyvagal Trauma Recovery System. It's part of the larger System, but is available a la carte if you know this is all you're missing in your recovery.
UDS is not therapy, of course. But I use these same techniques and ideas with my Clients and in my own self-regulation. I packaged them for you to use in your own self-paced work.
Get relief now.
Somatically-based mindfulness is the most important component to true and lasting trauma recovery. UDS addresses stuck trauma on a fundamentally biological level, directly where the trauma lives in your body.
Unstucking Defensive States takes you through the entire process of mindful self-regulation and teaches you everything you need to finally climb your Polyvagal ladder and release the stuck defensive state within you.
Join UDS today and take the next steps to finally get the relief that you deserve and need.
"Yes! This stuff is SO great! I love how you've laid it out, defined it all, and linked it together. I had no idea we could have such a great tool for this work. This really is revolutionary."
"The pacing, the examples, and how you made it so the listener could use it right then and there. You also gave practical examples of pendulation and titration, and helped explain mixed states better through the illustrations, examples, and the way you use words to help people track their own states. EXCELLENT! REALLY!... THANK YOU!!!"
-UDS Beta Participant
"I am a Christian counselor working with trauma and especially sexual abuse. I have been for 16 years now, and am also [a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner], so this stuff makes sense to me... [UDS] is excellent stuff!"
-UDS Beta Participant
"MOST AMAZING THING EVER"
"This is THE MOST AMAZING THING ever! You have taken PVT and made it accessible to me in a way Steven Porges, Deb Dana, and Peter Levine haven't."
(and that's completely okay.)
Focus on your stuckness.
UDS is about you. The real you that exists right here and right now. UDS does not use up any time or mental energy on abstract psychological ideas like “parts” or “shadows” or “ego”. UDS makes self-regulation practical and simple, built on the science and application of the Polyvagal Theory.
UDS is not...
a repackaged webinar. UDS is an online course built on the Polyvagal Theory from the ground up.
the starting point for trauma recovery. UDS is the third phase of my Polyvagal Trauma Recovery System.
Unstuck is possible.
After taking UDS, you will be able to actively and purposefully feel your stuck defensive state with curiosity. You will mindfully experience your inner world from your safety state, not a bystander going through the extremes of dysregulation.
UDS is not for everyone.
UDS is made for the stuck individual that has learned the Polyvagal Theory and developed some capacity to stay grounded in their safety state. UDS is for the person that needs the next step - how to use their capacity for curiosity and mindfulness to feel into and relieve their trauma.
2 options for UDS enrollment:
Join UDS by purchasing the course solo or get access to all of my trauma recovery courses and private community for one low-priced subscription.
You're ready for freedom.
You’re tired of living in shame, guilt, fear and panic. You’re tired of consuming trauma information from across the internet. You’re frustrated and ready to give up.
You want to live a life without dragging the emotional weight of trauma. You want to live with more freedom, self-compassion and confidence.
You’re ready to actively relieve your stuck traumatized state. You're ready for clarity, answers and direction without psychobabble.
UDS & then some.
exclusive UDS lesson transcripts to reinforce your learning
journaling prompts to integrate your learning with your direct experience
more Polyvagal knowledge specific to the unstucking process
exclusive in-depth video lessons
printable PDF of lesson slides to review on your own time
Access to me & a private community
You can add an optional subscription to get access to me and a private community for $20/mo. This gives you access to:
2 live virtual Q&As per month with me and others
private discussion group
Work with me as your personal trauma-recovery Coach
Highly individualized guidance and numerous touch points.
Is UDS worth the cost?
Hell yes it is.
You get in-depth, clear teaching on how to relieve your trauma, with guided practices.
UDS has a 14 day money-back guarantee (more below).
You can schedule a no-pressure no-sales chat with me for free and I am happy to answer any concerns or questions you have about UDS.
Will UDS actually help?
I know you might be thinking that this is too good to believe. You might be worried about whether UDS is truly going to help. UDS is a self-regulation practice built on the effective teachings and techniques I already use with my Clients and for myself.
And just like you, I want you to be successful and get the relief you deserve. I believe in UDS so much that I offer a 14 day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.
Money back* guarantee.
No questions asked.
If you don't like this course or it's not effective for you for any reason, simply let me know you want a refund* within 14 days and I will give it to you with no questions asked.
*Is it a full refund?
You will get a full refund minus any fees incurred, like payment processing.
Refund offer is for purchase of this course only, not for subscription payments, like with Total Access.
Buy with confidence.
Schedule a no-pressure chat with me to address any questions you might have.
My promise - no sales pressure. None. Zero. Zilch. You will not be asked to pay during this call. I'm there purely to answer any questions you have.
I can't afford it!
That's why I made the Total Access Membership! For a low price, you can subscribe to all my trauma recovery courses and be a part of my private community.
Are your courses just stuff I already do? Like coping skills?
Definitely not. My courses are designed to take you beyond coping and into self-regulation and trauma recovery.
Can I find the course info in your free content?
Not even close. My course curriculum is much different from my free content. The free stuff teaches you what, the paid courses teach you how.
Is access to community part of the course purchase?
No. You must be subscribed Total Access Membership, which has community and all courses in one subscription.