Trainings and Presentations

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Presenting

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Simple Practices to Enhance Wellbeing, through the Polyvagal Institute, On-Demand (Online Registration Link)
  • Trauma Skills And Consultation Group, through PESI UK, April 27th, 2021 – September 21st, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness, September 22nd-24th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate, through The Embody Lab, September 24th, 2021-December 15th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing, through PESI, September 30, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • 2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving, through PESI, October 25th-26th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Polyvagal Institute’s Annual Conference: The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory, through The Polyvagal Institute, November 5-6, 2021 (Online Registration Link)
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, Levels 1 & 2, through The Embody Lab, November 6th-21st, 2021 & January 15th-23rd, 2022 (Online Registration Link)
  • Let the Body Talk: A Unified Approach to Enhancing Embodiment in Trauma Therapy, through nscience, November 11th-12th, 2021, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, London, UK time on each day (Online Registration Link)
  • Traumatic Stress, through Harvard Medical School, November 12th-13th, 2021 (Online Registration Link)

Upcoming Events:


polyvagal institite yoga webinar

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga: Simple practices to enhance wellbeing


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This 4-hour training provides 2 hours of on-demand recorded lectures with Dr. Arielle Schwartz sharing her unique application of the polyvagal theory to the practice of yoga. These lectures are accompanied by a 1-hour guided physical yoga practice in which you are invited to move and breathe allowing you to experientially embody and integrate the course material. This course concludes with a 1-hour recorded discussion between Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Porges which explores topics such as:

  • compassion based practices to facilitate greater resilience within the nervous system

  • conscious breathing to work with imbalances in the autonomic nervous system

  • how yoga asana and movement can assist in reducing physical and emotional pain

  • the key role of co-regulation in facilitating an optimal healing relationship

Through the lens of polyvagal theory, you will learn all about how the vagus nerve is a bi-directional information highway between mind and body—more importantly, you will learn to fine-tune your health with breath, movement, and awareness practices that become the building blocks of a life-changing daily practice.


Trauma skills and consultation group

Trauma skills and supervision group

April 27th, 2021 – September 21st, 2021

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Combining trauma skills training with live case consultation, my new 6-month programme will not only give you direct access to expert skills including assessment skills, stabilisation techniques and somatic interventions. But you will also be learning alongside committed colleagues, with the opportunity to present case material, share experiences, and reflect on the work of your peers.

Trauma Skills training: Take part in 6 interactive skills enhancing sessions, guided by Dr. Schwartz’s integrative model. You will learn essential healing practices from relational therapy, mindful body awareness, parts work therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, somatic psychology, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The Skills Training Groups will be available to all and designed to be interactive with no limit on participants.

Consultation Groups: Reserve your place for 6 exclusive live, online consultation groups, limited to 28 people. In these groups, Dr. Arielle Schwartz will consult on three cases, giving you the chance to come together and learn from each other. Case submissions will be selected from by the clinicians at PESI UK, ensuring a rich and relevant spread of clinical themes. The Consultation Groups will have a 28-person limit, to encourage the development of a true learning community.


EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness

September 22nd-24th, 2021

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In this engaging and informative three afternoon Live Webinar training by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, you will learn a biopsychosocial model of care which takes into account objective physical and biological factors of pain and illness as well as factors that are psychological or psychogenic in origin. Within this training, you will develop an understanding of the polyvagal theory as related to trauma recovery. A biopsychosocial approach assists clients to increase their sense of control, self-efficacy, and self-regulation regarding the intensity and duration of disturbing physical symptoms. You will learn tools to address client experiences related to medical mismanagement, invasive medical procedures, or the lack of control that commonly arises with chronic pain and illness. Treating somatic disorders and illness can be challenging; especially when the etymology lies in complex, developmental trauma. Therefore, you will be guided to assess for dissociation, lack of affect tolerance, or secondary gains that may block successful resolution of traumatic events.


Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate program

Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate

September 24, 2021-December 15, 2021

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This unique 3-month online certificate program is designed for individuals, practitioners and educators wanting to explore a unified somatic approach to trauma-informed care: including a deeper understanding of the body’s relationship with social, environmental, developmental, relational, spiritual, and cultural wounding and healing.

Bringing together world renowned Somatic Trauma Therapy teachers into one program, our intention is to offer a holistic framework for understanding and working with trauma from a body-centered perspective. This extraordinary program offers a collection of practical tools that will help you access the innate wisdom that guides the healing process for yourself and your work with others.

EMDR and Parts Work

EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma

September 30, 2021

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For years I got stuck with my complex trauma clients.

The traditional standalone approaches everyone recommended seemed to fail me as my clients’ unresolved conflicts kept sabotaging our efforts toward healing. Session after session I was met with defensiveness and resistance. It was exhausting…and soon doubt and frustration started to creep in.

But one day the solution became clear — complex trauma requires complex treatment — not a standalone therapy.

Now in this one-day webinar I’ll show you how you can more successfully access deeply rooted pain points and move clients past the internal conflicts that hang them up in treatment by integrating elements of EMDR with skills from a parts work approach!

Join me for this unique, advanced level trauma treatment course, so you can:

  • More safely gather your client’s trauma history
  • Manage dissociation and fragmentation in clients using skills from parts work therapy
  • Create a safe healing environment using modified EMDR therapy protocols
  • Confidently use relational skills and somatic therapy for improved complex trauma treatment

Making the change to an integrated EMDR and parts work approach turned my treatment completely around. Since that day I’ve found tremendous success with my clients, authored several books on complex trauma and trained thousands of clinicians.

Don’t miss this chance to take your complex trauma treatment to the next level!


PESI 2 Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Workshop

2-Day Intensive Trauma Treatment Certification Workshop: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving

October 25-26, 2021

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Transform your practice with this intensive 2-day Certification Workshop that will provide you with effective strategies and interventions from EMDR, CBT, somatic approaches, and narrative therapy so you can take your trauma treatment to the next level!

You’ll learn how to properly assess clients, effectively stabilize them in preparation for treatment, help them safely reprocess traumatic memories, and develop the resources they need to achieve and maintain recovery. You’ll also get detailed guidance on overcoming scenarios involving anger, resistance, and suicidality that can leave you exhausted and uncertain of how to move your most challenging clients forward.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of trauma counselling. Professional standards apply. Visit for details.


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Polyvagal Institute’s Annual Conference: The Many Voices of Polyvagal Theory

November 5-6, 2021

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The Polyvagal Institute has partnered with PESI to bring you Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Mona Delahooke, myself, and many of the creative thinkers who are integrating Polyvagal Theory into new territory. Whether you’re a psychotherapist, educator, body-based therapist, healthcare professional, or curious polyvagalist, this conference will expand your understanding of ‘the science of human connection,’ Polyvagal Theory.


 applied polyvagal theory in yoga certification

Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, Levels 1 & 2

November 6th-21st, 2021 & January 15th-23rd, 2022

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You are invited to step into a journey of empowerment, to become the spiritual warrior, and to engage in a quest for wholeness. 

This 2-part training, comprised of Level 1 and Level 2, will guide you through an experiential journey to support your wellness while connected to our online Embody Lab community.

Stress and trauma can lead to imbalances in the physiology of the autonomic nervous system. If these imbalances are left unaddressed, they can lead to mental and physical health problems. Perhaps you are an individual who suffers with anxiety, depression, or the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Maybe you are a therapist or yoga instructor who works to support the well-being of others. In either case, this course is developed to support you.

Both Levels 1 and 2 comprise eight hours of study each, totaling 16 hours all together. Each two-hour gathering (4 per level) focuses on encouraging your sense of connection in a caring online community, offers teaching about Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga, and guides you through an experiential yoga practice. You are invited to step into a journey of empowerment, to become the spiritual warrior, and to engage in a quest for wholeness.


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Let the Body Talk: A Unified Approach to Enhancing Embodiment in Trauma Therapy

November 11-12, 2021

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When clients suppress emotions or trauma related material, they can present somatically. While traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, the somatic experience may often remain unattended. As therapists, we may find that modality-specific therapeutic approaches that do not incorporate non-verbal and somatic communications can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defences, or debilitating feelings of shame. At the same time, we recognise that therapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing embodiment in trauma therapy can significantly expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.


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Traumatic Stress

November 12-13, 2021

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This course will provide an overview of perspectives and approaches in the delivery of trauma treatment. Research findings and theories on traumatic stress will be presented from comprehensive neurobiological, sociocultural, and ecological perspectives.

Speakers will explore the roles of mental health clinicians in evaluating and treating disorders of traumatic stress, as well as approaches to address common challenges related to working with traumatized clients. Various types of trauma and common presentations and issues among trauma survivors will be covered, with attention to special considerations in treating specific trauma populations, including refugees and gender diverse individuals. Particular areas of focus include the effects of racism as systemic trauma, and multiple dimensions of the trauma experience, including pain, addiction, eating pathologies, sleep disorders, and self-harm. Finally, the impact on practitioners of treating patients who have experienced trauma will also be discussed, with strategies provided to promote clinicians’ effective clinical practice and resilience, and to reduce the likelihood and impact of secondary traumatic stress.

This livestreamed course will consist of lectures, case studies, discussion and Q&A sessions. It is intended for mental health and health practitioners, as well as healthcare administrators, policy creators, and others interested in the treatment of traumatic stress. Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of the etiology and correlates of traumatic stress, but will leave with essential skills to integrate into their clinical practice.


Watch Previous Webinars

Recorded Webinar Topics:

  • Vagus Nerve Yoga: Simple Practices to Enhance Wellbeing
  • Resilience Informed Therapy
  • Vagus Nerve and Trauma Recovery
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Addressing Dissociative Symptoms in Complex PTSD

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Dr. Schwartz somatic emdr

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In the recording of this 3-day live webinar, Dr. Arielle Schwartz offers an experiential workshop on Somatic Psychology and how it interfaces with evidence based trauma treatments. When clients suppress emotions, they can present somatically. Traditional approaches to therapy attend to the cognitive and emotional aspects of clients’ lives, while the somatic experience is often left out of the room. “Talk therapy” can have limited effectiveness for clients with somatization symptoms, developmental trauma, dissociative defenses, or debilitating feelings of shame. It is therefore, important for therapists to become skilled at working with client’s nonverbal and somatic communications. Interventions to enhance embodiment in trauma treatment expand the therapeutic experience beyond where words can take a client.

Learn More about Upcoming Trainings:

PESI Trainings


Experiential Workshops in Somatic EMDR Therapy at Maiberger Institute 

Life and Light Institute

Dr. Arielle Schwartz Somatic Psychology

Online and Live Trainings with NSCIENCE

NScience UK


Online Courses with Healbright

Past Trainings/Presentations

  • EMDR Therapy and Complex PTSD
  • EMDR and Dissociation: Reflections, Considerations, and Cases
  • EMDR Therapy Tools for Attachment Trauma
  • Play Therapy and EMDR for Children
  • Embodied Culture: A Somatic Approach to Diversity Awareness in EMDR (Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Barb Maiberger presented this at the 2014 EMDRIA Conference)
  • Resilience Psychology:  A Strength-Based Approach to Trauma Recovery
  • Complex PTSD for PESI