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The Vagus Nerve Program

8 Weeks of Nervous System Learning

Our next program begins on 6 February 2023

The Vagus Nerve Program is a profoundly transformative methodology of nervous system repair, that empowers you to step into the driver’s seat of your own health and well-being. 
 
Over eight weeks you'll discover the latest research into the vagus nerve and learn how it affects the entire human experience, especially following periods of chronic stress, adversity or trauma. Plus, you'll develop a powerful toolbox of practices to regulate and repair the nervous system.
 
"The techniques that I learned on this program have finally helped me to tackle my panic attacks (for the first time in 15 years!). I would highly recommend this course! It’s truly life-changing!" — Fiona
 
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Do you experience?

  • Anxiety, emotional overwhelm or have difficulty switching off?
  • Depression, feel flat or emotionally numb?
  • Gastrointestinal issues like bloating, pain, IBS, SIBO or sensitivities?
  • Chronic pain, migraine or fibromyalgia?
  • Frequent Insomnia?
  • Chronic fatigue?
  • Chronic inflammation or autoimmune issues?
  • A desire to perform at your peak at work?
  • A desire for balanced, healthy relationships?

If yes, then the Vagus Nerve Program could help you.

What's Included 

 

Weekly Live Calls

The Live Calls are approximately 60 minutes in length. We have a variety of Live Calls, including Q&A, Peer-to-Peer and Self-Directed Learning Calls. For the Q&A Calls, you can submit your questions as you work through modules so even if you can’t tune in live you can see the answers when you watch the replay. 

Theory Modules

Six video lectures combining education and interactive exercises on the vagus nerve, brain, nervous system, self-regulation, stress recovery and how they can improve your physical health.

Onboarding and Integration Weeks

Benefit from essential pre-reading resources and our onboarding process, as well as an integration week before course completion, to help embed your learning.

Community & Support

You’ll have opportunities to learn from other program participants who are making the same journey as you, to share your progress and ask questions.  There will also be live Peer-to-Peer Learning activities. 

Somatic practices

Each week you'll learn new resources that help you to enhance the functioning of your vagus nerve using postures, movement, sensory points, audio exercises and the breath.

You'll have lifetime access to the course material!

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Last opportunity to join at this price


The Vagus Nerve Program is increasing in duration from 6 weeks to 8 weeks with additional weekly live calls included. To keep it accessible, pricing will remain the same for this round but after this it will increase.

What you will learn about: 

  • How to build nervous system capacity: a healthy functioning vagus nerve makes for a flexible, resilient and adaptable nervous system. You'll learn to build capacity so that you no longer get stuck in anxiety, anger, despair and apathy, whenever you’re facing challenges, conflict or demands. 

 

  • How to create a bioplasticity reset: learn why medically unexplained symptoms may have a common root as a stress-related disorder. This is where nervous system dysregulation causes a shift in the set-point, and you move away from optimal balance of systems like digestion and immune functioning. Treating the root cause rather than simply treating symptoms can improve chronic pain, gut disorders and inflammation.

 

  • Skillful Self-Regulation: you'll learn a variety of tools to use in "the heat of the moment" that keep your nervous system regulated so that much less energy is required to manage your moods and emotions. This also improves your personal and professional relationships and better equips you for dealing with adversities. 

 

  • The gut-brain axis: the vagus nerve is the bridge between the brain and the gut, facilitating two-way communication. Learn why the gut has an enormous influence on your thoughts, feelings, emotions and decision-making. You’ll learn the tools that improve digestive health and balance the microbiome.

 

  • Nervous system regulation in the body: the body carries the story of stress and trauma. You have the ability to shift that story through exercises that change automatic stress reaction habits, releasing deep, stored tension in the body. This helps to unwind old emotional patterns so you can create long-lasting change to your nervous system.

 

  • Neurobiological limits: because stress is contagious, learning to regulate your own nervous system around people who are experiencing anxiety and shut-down is key to maintaining neurological balance. You will also learn how to assess and understand your own neurobiological limits, giving you powerful knowledge agency.

Does this sound like the program for you?

When you graduate you'll:

  • Experience true freedom from nervous system dysregulation and all the painful side effects that it causes.
  • You'll be in the driver's seat of your own nervous system rather than feeling powerless and helpless to anxiety, freeze and shutdown. You'll know how to get unstuck. 
  • You'll be able to understand the language of your body, giving you greater agency and autonomy in making decisions.
  • You'll learn to create a change in the set-point of your nervous system that will improve your emotional and physical health. 
  • You'll graduate with a tool box of exercises and feel confident in using resources that shift you out of survival mode for the long-term. This also improves your personal and professional relationships and better equips you for dealing with adversities. 

Jessica Maguire

 

The program is taught by trauma-informed integrative educator, Jessica Maguire. She has a special interest in improving the Autonomic Nervous System and Vagal Tone to help her patients reduce chronic conditions like pain, gut disorders, inflammation, stress, anxiety and depression.

Jessica’s passion for health first lead to a degree in Health Science, studying the use of electrocardiography: how the heart’s electrical impulses are amplified and recorded. She then went on to complete a Masters of Physiotherapy and spent over fourteen years in private practice as a physiotherapist helping people improve the health of their nervous system.

"I wanted to reach out and share how transformative your course has been for me and my family. My youngest son is adopted and he had a traumatic birth that negatively impacted most of his internal organs. He's almost two and doing great, he seems to have some sensory differences and recently had a complex febrile seizure. The techniques I learned in your course helped me get through the traumatic first seizure but I also taught my son resources and practices he does when he's feeling overwhelmed and over stimulated. It's incredible to see a kiddo that is just learning to communicate, be able to recognize the profound benefits of a simple technique. I own a pet care company and we're even applying some of these ideas with the dogs. Thank you for everything you do. You're helping so many individuals."


Jessica, Vagus Nerve Program Student, October 2022

Here's what you'll learn

Week 1

Onboarding 

 

You'll begin the program by getting to know your community with a Live Peer-to-Peer Call. The community will play a big role in your active learning journey right throughout the 8 weeks.

Right from the start you'll earn a variety of self-regulation skills to use in "the heat of the moment" that keep your nervous system regulated so that much less energy is required to manage your moods and emotions. There will be fresh, new techniques each week. 

You'll also receive access to the 2.5 hour Vagus Nerve Masterclass to give you foundational knowledge before we dive into the core modules of the program.

 

Week 2

Autonomic Awareness

 

Learn about the powerful role that a balanced nervous system plays in your overall health. You'll use frameworks that help you understand the emotions, sensations, thoughts and behaviours of each state. By working with the vagus nerve, you can build capacity and maintain equilibrium in the face of stress or trauma.

The vagus nerve is the epicenter of the mind-body connection, crucial to your emotional health, the regulation of their organs and body systems, and your relational health, influencing personal and professional relationships. Our aim is to support you in building a partnership between you and your body, creating interoceptive accuracy and making room for a bioplasticity reset.

WEEK 3

Proprioception & Kinaesthesis

 

Your body will tell you what previous adversity and trauma needs to be retraced and resolved. We will dive deep into proprioception, posture, and fascia, along with the use of movement in nervous system regulation. 

When you discharge the energy and hormones mobilised with the stress stored in your body, you bring your nervous system back into balance. Although some habits can soothe your feeling of distress for the short term, it’s not until you complete the stress activation cycles from the past it leads to true recovery and regulation.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 4

Interoception

 

Interoception is the key to emotional regulation. Often called the "eighth sense", it is largely carried out by the vagus nerve and determines how we feel internally, the health of our organs, as well as our sense of self and agency. Re-training interoception regulates the nervous system and stops you swinging up to the highs of anxiety and agitation and down to the lows of shut-down and numbness. You learn to work on a more even keel.

WEEK 5

The Gut-Brain Axis

 

Featuring the latest research on how the microbiota influences the brain, nervous, and immune systems and identifying what foods can be used as psychobiotics— beneficial bacteria (probiotics) or support for bacteria (prebiotics) that influence gut-brain relationships.

You’ll learn all about the enteric nervous system, and will receive access to somatic resources to support you in regulation.

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 6

The Heart-Brain Axis

 

Learn all about the heart-brain axis and the importance of a healthy "vagal brake" for a flexible, adaptable and resilient nervous system.

You'll learn how you can create a bioplasticity reset and why medically unexplained symptoms may have a common root as a stress-related disorder. Treating the root cause rather than simply treating symptoms can improve chronic pain, gut disorders and inflammation.

We’ll look deeper into the techniques of the cardiovascular system that science shows to build vagal efficiency. You’ll also learn more about the importance of posture, positioning and blood pressure.

WEEK 7

The Social Engagement System

 

Your social engagement system is formed by the branch of your vagus nerve that connects your heart to the muscles of your face. This system explains why your nervous system is powerfully influenced by the people you surround yourself with.

Reciprocity can be used as a neural exercise to help reshape the nervous system. The back and forth of communication, as well as the giving and receiving of care builds attunement and resonance. We will dive deeper into the importance of co-regulation in this module. You will also learn about how the voice, music and play connect to the nervous system state.

Week 8

Integration

During the integration week, we will have our final Peer-to-Peer Live Calls with the community. Integration week is a chance to bring together everything you've learned from the program and then apply it to your real life. You'll be using active learning with members of your community. You'll learn how to set up your weekly routine, how to use different resources in challenging situations. You'll have a whole tool-box of resources to lean on, equipping you with agency and autonomy for meeting life's challenges. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hear what our graduates have to say

We Encourage Active Learning

 

All of the leading research into neuroplasticity shows that the most effective way to make lasting changes is to learn in a way that's embodied, experiential, and a little bit challenging.

The Vagus Nerve Program is not simply a series of lectures for you to watch. It's a complete framework that enables you to rewire your nervous system from the inside out. 

This program will challenge you, and we invite you to embrace the discomfort that comes with that. Provided it's not acute, this space of discomfort when doing new things is where the real growth happens. 

Are you ready to join us in February 2023?

 
This will be the last time the program will be offered at this price before prices increase for our next intake.  

The Program will begin on 6 February 2023. Choose your payment method below:

Single Payment

$475 USD

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2 payments of

$240 USD

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BONUS!

 

When you sign up you'll also receive the Vagus Nerve Masterclass valued at $39

Completing the Vagus Nerve Masterclass is a pre-requisite for joining the Vagus Nerve Program.
 
  • 2.5 hour presentation
  • Video tutorial teaching all of the exercises discussed (plus more)
  • Six guided audios to help you improve the functioning of your vagus nerve.
  • Workbook with reflective exercises

 

If you have already completed the Vagus Nerve Masterclass you can email [email protected] for a voucher code you can use at checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready to join us in February 2023?

 
This will be the last time the program will be offered at this price before prices increase for our next intake.

 

The Program will begin on 6 February 2023. Choose your payment method below:

Single Payment

$475 USD

ENROL NOW

2 payments of

$240 USD

ENROL NOW

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