The Vagus Nerve Program
8 Weeks of Nervous System Learning
Our next program begins on 6 February 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
"The practices have already changed my life. No amount of psychotherapy, EMDR therapy or my osteopath was able to do this, and this has been the missing part of my puzzle I can really see already."
Sara, Vagus Nerve Program Student, 2021
"The vagus nerve program gives you an immersive and comprehensive physiological understanding of how connected the vagus nerve is to your gut, heart and brain. The rich content enables you to have a deep understanding of why/what/how your body functions the way it does with pragmatic and practical exercises to implement and integrate into your daily life. Thank you Jess for creating a course that provides such deep knowledge in an easy and understandable way."
Jessica, Vagus Nerve Program Student, 2021
"The tools and insight to not only rewire and regulate my own nervous system but to help others do the same. Such an eye-opening program."
Stephanie, Vagus Nerve Program Student, 2021
"I am very glad to have gone through the program. It was a perfect blend of theory and practice. I learned so much about my own nervous system and was able to integrate quite a lot already into my work with clients as a sex therapist, couples counselor and systemic coach. Well done! Can absolutely recommend it to everyone ... for professionals and for private use."
Nicole, Vagus Nerve Program Student, 2021
"It’s a big investment, but worth every cent. The material was eye-opening and helped me make sense of my trauma history. I feel compassion for myself about past experiences, and empowered to continue my recovery in new (more effective) ways."
Briana, Vagus Nerve Program Student, 2021
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you sign up you'll also receive the Vagus Nerve Masterclass valued at $39
- 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.