Conscious Leadership and Advocacy Through a Polyvagal Lens


Leading, managing and supervising in the behavioral health field can be demanding work, requiring attention, organizational skills, quick thinking and creative problem solving. With all of these demands, it can be difficult to remain stable and flexible, while navigating interpersonal relationships, in and out of work. Individuals can often feel discouraged and frustrated, which can affect desired outcomes and add another layer of personal stress. Leading and advocating for change is intense work. All too often, an individual's mental health and wellness will take a back seat, and over time, burnout can occur.

In this training a broader picture is revealed as we examine personal responses to life through a Polyvagal lens. With a collection of fresh ideas, plus a bit of tender encouragement, participants can discover new nervous system awareness, resilience and some much needed soul-nurturing to inspire confidence for the challenges of leadership and advocacy.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundations of polyvagal theory
  • Self-identify personal nervous system states through a polyvagal lens
  • Cultivate broader awareness and connection with self and others
  • Gain increased skill and confidence for effective leadership and advocacy



Rebekah Demirel, L.Ac MPCC

Rebekah Demirel L.Ac. MPCC, is the founder and director of Trauma Integration Programs, with more than a decade as an ambulance paramedic, twenty-two years as a paramedic trainer, eighteen years of mental health counseling experience, specializing in traumatic stress, and she is a licensed East Asian medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. Rebekah’s unique skill set and experience are informed by her own traumatic childhood and teen years spent on the street and in the foster care system, giving her a special familiarity and empathy for trauma and loss.

Starts: Apr 10, 2024 1:30 pm
Ends: Apr 10, 2024 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 10, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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