Nervous System
Certification Course

A TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTITIONER PROGRAM 

A complete and comprehensive 12 week training program designed to help your clients enhance their thinking, emotions, and connections by regulating their nervous system.

23rd SEPTEMBER - 13th DECEMBER 2024

*We highly recommend completing the Vagus Nerve Program before enrolling in the Nervous System Certification Course.*

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Are you deeply committed to making a positive impact by helping others? Is your goal to empower people to overcome stress and enhance their overall well-being? Do you sometimes find it challenging to teach nervous system concepts in a way that is not overwhelming for both you and your clients?
 
You're in the right place...
The path to regulation isn’t body OR brain, it’s body AND brain:

It's time for a fresh approach. We're here to teach you a revolutionary way to understand behaviour through the lens of the nervous system. We'll delve into the intricate connections between biology, psychology and social factors, to help you and your clients navigate the complexities of nervous system regulation and empower you to confidently educate and transform lives.


This new model focuses on empowering both you and your clients by emphasising the interconnectedness of various body systems.

It aims to reduce burnout and overwhelm by giving you everything you need to educate your students about the impact of prolonged stress on the brain-body system.

Through this approach, you will be able to shift from a rescuer mindset, to one that equips others to manage their own states by connecting to their body, building awareness and utilising impactful education - all of this leading to better outcomes for you and your clients.

This way of learning also highlights the importance of managing your own neurobiology and using co-regulation as the foundation for helping others.

The Nervous System Certification Course is a comprehensive framework for brain body integration and regulation

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Welcome to the Program

This course is all about empowering you to reach your full potential as a clinician, coach, teacher, or leader and enable you to make a real difference with impactful and lasting results.


Exploring the educational frameworks that form the basis for understanding how the nervous system influences our well-being is not just about adding new tools to your toolbox; we take a deep dive into the biopsychosocial model of health, which will completely change the way you help others.

Each week, you'll learn tangible and practical applications that you can immediately use with your clients, students and team, boosting your skills and making a real impact to the lives of others. With a large focus on case studies, role playing, peer-reviewed assessments as well as small group mentoring, this course will help you grow both personally and professionally.

Weekly Live Calls

A diverse range of educational sessions, including lectures, tutorials, and engaging peer-to-peer calls hosted by Jessica Maguire and the Nervous System School team. Each session is thoughtfully designed to provide you with essential knowledge and skills, ensuring you receive exactly what you need to succeed in mastering the art and science of nervous system work. With 24 months of ongoing access to these valuable resources, you'll feel fully supported throughout your learning experience.

Small Group Mentoring

Jessica will bring the teaching to life via interactive online live small-group sessions. These dynamic sessions are designed to help you connect not only with Jessica but also with your new peers. You'll participate in live teachings and Q&A sessions, engage in implementation exercises, and benefit from built-in accountability measures. This is your chance to dive deep into the material and enhance your learning journey in a supportive and engaging environment.

Aligned Community

Engage with a remarkable community of individuals in a nurturing and transformative setting. Surrounding yourself with a supportive group of like-minded people can greatly enhance your personal and professional growth journey. In addition to our weekly live calls, you'll have round-the-clock access to this uplifting community.

Accountability Groups & Checkpoints

These accountability features are key to boosting your success. We also understand the importance of fostering connections within your small groups, and that's why we've structured the program to include dedicated time for you and your peers to troubleshoot, implement action items, and hold each other accountable. These sessions are intimate and action-oriented, providing you with valuable support and guidance.

Downloadable Resources

You'll be able to access a wealth of resources to enhance your communication skills and empower your clients. These scripts, visuals and handouts will illuminate key concepts, remove the guesswork and foster lightbulb moments as they help you to explain complex topics with confidence and clarity, enhancing your clients' understanding and ability to create lasting change.

Build Credibility

Completing the Nervous System School Certification gives you the prestigious "Nervous System School Trained" designation for your website, bio and CV, highlighting your dedication and commitment to excellent client care. Additionally, you can join an exclusive practitioner/coach database to connect with peers, share knowledge, and stay current in nervous system work, enhancing your professional network and ongoing learning.

Why I created this course...

After years of treating patients, I realised a significant gap in how clinicians approached healthcare: the lack of acknowledgment of the profound connection between the brain and the body. Immersed in the mounting evidence supporting this link, I felt compelled to integrate this knowledge into my clinic.

Contrary to traditional teachings that often isolated the brain from the body, I recognised the autonomic nervous system as the crucial link between them, especially in addressing chronic and traumatic stress. This realisation led me to completely restructure my sessions and treatment plans to honour this connection.

Why does this matter? Because when the autonomic nervous system perceives the environment as unsafe, it can hinder the body's ability to heal and recover. For the past five years, I've dedicated myself to empowering others to apply the fundamentals of nervous system regulation, particularly by stimulating the vagus nerve and by utilising neuroscience.

This passion has driven me to develop a new systematic approach to educate fellow health professionals, coaches, leaders and teachers who share my enthusiasm for this work. Through the Nervous System Certification Course, you will learn to recognise the signs within the nervous system, understand the neuroscience behind our thoughts and beliefs, and adapt your language, education and techniques accordingly, to transform not only your clients but also yourself.

To truly flourish in your role you must embrace three foundational elements to create impactful, long-lasting results:
1. Models That Integrate & Regulate the Brain & Body

Learn how to effectively communicate frameworks that repattern the nervous system, educate confidently to shift clients from intellectualising to body awareness, and implement trauma-informed care in your organisation.

2. Plan sessions and guide client journeys using neuroplasticity principles.

Being able to plan your sessions and guide your clients' journey using the principles of neuroplasticity. Learn how to structure in accordance to specificity: what your client or student needs so that it fosters lasting change.

3. Habit creation and integration

Having the ability to empower your clients to create lasting change and continue their progress independently through ongoing work. Help them to step out of long-standing and unhelpful behaviours that don't bring true regulation. 


Without these elements, both you and your clients might experience:
  • Burnout, overwhelm, and feel like you're always needing to rescue and fix others.

  • Struggle with ongoing self-doubt, despite your training, and get stuck in thoughts of not being good enough.

  • Find it hard to stay calm and regulated when you're around others who are triggered.

  • Ongoing empathy fatigue with repetitive conversations and dynamics.

  • Fail to apply important frameworks of nervous system work and trauma-informed care to support others. 

  • Face challenges with client engagement and retention due to a lack of understanding of the science behind neuroplasticity.

What you will learn:

Module 1: The Educational Framework

 

Viewing Through a Nervous System-Centered Lens: Learn how to approach teaching from the perspective of the nervous system. This will help you explain complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand.

Getting 'Unstuck' - Repatterning the Nervous System: Discover techniques to break free from mental and emotional patterns that may be holding you and your clients back. By repatterning your nervous system, you can create new pathways for growth and well-being.

Neuroscience 101: Dive into the fundamentals of neuroscience, including key brain areas responsible for thoughts, beliefs, language, self-awareness, social connectedness and emotional processing. This foundational knowledge will enhance your teaching skills and help you connect with your clients.

Neuroplasticity Essentials: Explore the evidence-based ways in which the nervous system can heal and change. Understanding neuroplasticity will empower you to teach others how they can improve their brain health and overall well-being, and that lasting change truly is possible.

Module 2: The Practical Application

 

Confidence in Communication: Learn to communicate effectively without self-doubt or overwhelm. We provide a clear framework for understanding the nervous system, helping you convey important information to your clients and others.

Downloadable Resources: Gain access to scripts and handouts that will help you explain complex concepts in a way that resonates with your audience. These resources are designed to create "light-bulb moments" for those you help, reducing your stress and overwhelm.

Addressing Root Causes: Discover how to communicate to clients that the nervous system can be the root cause of issues like chronic pain, digestive problems, insomnia, and emotional challenges—without implying that these issues are "all in their heads."

Systems Interaction: Learn about the interconnectedness of the nervous system with the immune, endocrine, digestive (gut-brain axis), cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems. Understanding these interactions will deepen your knowledge and improve your ability to explain complex concepts to others.

Q&A Session: This session provides an opportunity to clarify any doubts or confusion you may have.

Module 3: Recognising The States

 

Creating a Safe Environment: Discover how to build a safe and supportive environment for your clients, enhancing their sense of safety and connection.

Effective Listening: Learn to listen attentively to your clients, picking up on subtle cues that can reveal their true feelings and needs.

Trauma-Informed Approaches: Gain a deeper understanding of trauma-informed practices in coaching, teaching, and treatment. Learn how to apply these principles to create a more supportive and healing environment for your clients.

Body Wisdom: Move beyond intellectual understanding to tap into your body's wisdom. Learn how to help your clients connect with their bodies to promote healing and self-awareness.

Module 4: Putting It Into Practice

 

In this module, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned through case studies and peer-to-peer learning. You'll also:

  • Explore subjective questions to gain clarity and deeper insights.

  • Learn to read the body for key indications of the dominant state.

  • Have dedicated time for asking and getting answers to your questions.

This week is all about putting your knowledge into practice and honing your skills in a supportive learning environment.

Module 5: Resources That Foster Neuroplasticity & Those That Don’t

 

Evidence-Based Resources: Discover reliable resources to support clients in different states.

Working with Dissociated or Disembodied Clients: Techniques for effectively engaging clients who are disconnected from their bodies.

Practices to Avoid: Learn about practices that may not be beneficial for clients in specific states.

Addressing Blended States: Strategies for helping clients who are stuck between different nervous system states.

Somatic and Spiritual Bypassing: Understanding and avoiding these common pitfalls in healing work.

Artificial Window of Tolerance: Techniques for changing long-standing unhelpful behaviours.

Module 6: Practical Application

 

Co-regulation: Discover how to use your own nervous system as a stabilising force for those you're helping.

Boundary Setting: Learn to establish and maintain healthy boundaries to protect your own well-being.

Social Influences: Understand how social factors can impact the nervous system and learn strategies for managing these influences.

Empowering Clients: Gain tools to help your clients take an active role in managing their emotional states.

Q&A Session: This session provides an opportunity to clarify any doubts or confusion you may have.

Module 7: Integration and Creating Long-Lasting Change

 

*small group mentoring with Jessica

In this module, we focus on integrating your knowledge and skills to create lasting change for your students and clients. You'll learn:

  • Strategies for motivating students and clients to maintain their practice and adopt lifestyle changes that support their well-being.

  • Trauma-sensitive sequencing techniques to ensure safety and respect individual needs.

  • How to measure success by recognising the signs of a healthy nervous system.

  • Pacing methods for individuals dealing with nervous system dysregulation, fatigue, and pain.

Module 8: Bringing It All Together - The Rubber Hits The Road

 

This is where we'll bring together everything you've learned so far.


Apply Your Learning: You'll put your knowledge into practice, boosting your confidence in using nervous system fundamentals.

Case Studies & Role-Playing: Engage in interactive exercises with your small group, simulating real-world scenarios.

Q&A Session: Get your questions answered  ensuring you have a solid grasp of the material.

Peer Reviewed Assessment & Final Assignment

 

In this critical phase of your learning journey, you'll engage in a peer-reviewed assessment and final assignment.

This is your chance to demonstrate your understanding and application of nervous system fundamentals.

Through peer review, you'll receive valuable feedback and insights, enhancing your learning experience and ensuring your readiness to apply these concepts in your professional practice.

Who is this Program for?

Health Professionals

You’ve got great tools under your belt, yet you know that understanding nervous work is the missing piece of the puzzle and is crucial for many of your clients. You’ve walked your own path through adversities and challenges and you're ready to support others on their journey. 

Coaches/Teachers

You’re already helping people create changes in their life and grow, yet you want to do it in a trauma-informed way. You know the nervous system and ways you educate will help you empower your clients to break free of their long standing behaviours, and for you to thrive. 

Managers/Leaders

A critical component of effective leadership is the leader’s own self-regulation and resilience.
Leaders and managers send strong ripples into their social environment and can have a powerful effect on other people’s levels of regulation (or lack thereof).

How is this program different?

The Nervous System Certification Course is a highly curated program designed to help you implement brain and body integration, regulation, and education for impactful, long-lasting change. Based on the scientific principles of neuroplasticity, you'll gain a deep understanding of how people can transform. Practical application through case studies, peer-to-peer learning, guided scripts, and handouts will give you the confidence to communicate complex concepts clearly.

This course is for those who have done their own inner work and recognise that helping others transform and grow is their purpose. If you already provide empathy, patience, and acceptance in your work, this course will enhance your abilities. By instilling hope and utilising neuroplasticity principles, you'll learn how to create lasting change.

I love simplifying complex ideas into actionable steps that change lives. Now, I want to help YOU do the same. Connect with me through our weekly live lectures and small group mentoring sessions to enhance your communication and teaching skills. You'll leave the course confident and motivated, ready to make a difference and undo long-standing behaviours that don’t serve your clients.

I'm Ready
Your teacher, Jessica

Nearly two decades ago, I embarked on a journey into the intricate world of the nervous system. As a physiotherapist, I spent over 13 years in clinical practice, touching the lives of more than 20,000 individuals.

My quest for knowledge took me around the globe, studying neurophysiology in Europe, America, the UK, and Australia. Along the way, I learned from the best in the field—pain researchers, neuroplasticity professors and neuroscientists. They shared insights on how our brains and nervous systems adapt to stress, trauma, and chronic pain.

My post-graduate studies deepened my expertise, leading to qualifications in clinical mindfulness, trauma-sensitive biofeedback, polyvagal theory, and the innovative use of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation.

Through this journey, I uncovered a profound truth: nervous system dysregulation lies at the core of many chronic health conditions. This realisation ignited a passion within me to equip my clients with tools for lifelong wellness, leveraging the power of neuroplasticity.

In 2019, I took a leap of faith and launched the first-ever Vagus Nerve Masterclass with a group of patients. Little did I know, this would blossom into a global movement over the next five years.

Today, our teachings have impacted the lives of over 15,000 students worldwide. Together, we've journeyed towards better brain and physical health, conquering anxiety, burnout, chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, and digestive issues.

Join the 12 Week Nervous System Certification Course

Empower yourself to evolve and thrive in your practice.

Monthly Payment Plan

6 x $485 USD

  • 12 weeks of learning

  • Weekly live calls with Jessica

  • Small group mentoring with Jessica

  • Teaching scripts

  • Client handouts

  • Access to private online community

  • Certificate on completion

  • Monthly payments

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Upfront Payment

$2,825 USD

  • 12 weeks of learning

  • Weekly live calls with Jessica

  • Small group mentoring with Jessica

  • Teaching scripts

  • Client handouts

  • Access to private online community

  • Certificate on completion

  • Upfront payment saving of up to $85 USD

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How to know if this program is right for you...

 

  • You're eager to refine your skills in recognising nervous system states and applying impactful education, tools, and resources that lead to lasting transformation.

  • You're passionate about empowering individuals to overcome traumatic stress and enhance their well-being.

  • You aspire to help your clients break free from long-standing patterns and thrive as a practitioner, coach, or leader.

  • You're committed to guiding your clients from unhelpful narratives to embodying transformative work within their bodies, recognising the body as a vital source of information.

  • You've witnessed the challenges of dysregulation in individuals dealing with chronic stress and trauma, and you sometimes doubt your ability to guide them effectively.

If these resonate with you, our program can provide you with the skills and confidence to excel in your practice and make a meaningful impact on your clients' lives.

The Nervous System Certification Course

Begins on the 23rd September, 2024

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Step into your potential as a practitioner, break free from burnout, and thrive with trauma-informed tools.
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