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Restorative Anatomy for Self-Regulation - Feb 2024

Restorative Anatomy for Self-Regulation

Online Study via Zoom

6 Mondays, from Feb 12 at 9am - 10:30am PST 

No refunds unless class is cancelled.


++By popular request, each class will be recorded and available for one month to review between live weekly sessions.++

Up to 9 continuing education hours (4.5 in Ethics) available for massage therapists in WA State. Others need to check with their licensing boards.

What’s Included in this Self-Regulation Series:

  • Six 90-minute classes online

  • PDF of Self-Regulation Lesson book

  • PDF of poster handout

  • Videos of individual lessons


Are you a person that loves explanations about how our bodies work? This 6-week course course is a complement to Self-Regulation: Creating Habits of Ease. It is designed for those who enjoy knowing the anatomy details behind Self-Regulation and the exquisite nature of our triune nervous systems.

Self-regulation helps us navigate life with more balance and ease. Self-regulation is a practice of self-care that keeps us in better contact with ourselves in our bodies. Find out what works to promote safety and ease, rooted in the latest research in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, polyvagal theory, energy medicine, trauma-informed care, and somatic intelligence. Somatic intelligence means learning about the intelligence of the body and how to work with it. Understanding how the body works is central to self-regulation.

Understanding the Restorative Anatomy of Self-Regulation gives us beautiful details and images of the self-healing intelligence of the body. The body is always talking, and we can get better at listening as we know more about how our bodies work. Get to know how all our internal systems are designed to work in harmony and synchrony with one another. Discover the intelligent design in both our stress reflexes and our relaxation reflexes. Our bodies are taking care of us 24x7.

The course is a complement to Self-Regulation: Creating Habits of Ease. It is designed for healthcare professionals and those interested in knowing the anatomy details behind the Self-Regulation course. More information on this course at PowerOfEaseKeys.com

The invitation to you, as a Wellness Practitioner and Educator, is to inquire into the grand intelligence of your nervous system. Be curious and enjoy discovering MORE about the exquisite nature of your triune nervous system. How could your own nervous system regulation be affecting your clients'? We will discuss these issues from a framework of Polyvagal Theory and Trauma-Informed Care, while staying embodied and moving toward Healing-Centered Engagement.


The Importance of Practice

Our habits are conditioned through repetition. The neural pathways of our habits began prenatally and carry across generations. We all have habits for how we sit, move, breath, and stand. We also have habits and patterns for how we respond when there is a perception of threat or distress. Embodied awareness helps us to see these patterns and habits.

Thus, the Self-Regulation study is a practicum. It is a place of practice. We are a community of practice.

You are encouraged to PLAY with the Ease Keys presented and the teachings. Truly have fun exploring and discovering. Explore dancing the moves, sing when you practice, have fun trying them on in different settings, choose your favorite Ease Keys to focus on for a week, then choose new ones.

These processes are made short, simple and share-able with your clients and colleagues. See what happens in your practice as people learn Ease Keys. You will receive a workbook, color handouts, and links to short videos describing each lesson.


There are a lot of ways to bring self-regulation into practice:

  • Share the Ease Keys – with clients, colleagues, at meetings, in other trainings, when coaching.

  • Share a lesson or the full series of lessons.

  • Share the videos.

  • Post the poster or use it as a handout.


Experience self-regulation practices and see which practices work for you.

• Understand how the nervous system, brain, circulatory systems, respiratory system, and bones work together to support us.

• Recognize why various self-regulation practices work to activate the relaxation reflex in the body.

• Use a personal workbook and daily practice to explore self-regulation and anatomy insights between sessions.

• Discover how your nervous system state makes all the difference in clinical settings through the power of co-regulation.

• Discuss how to work with the anatomy of self-regulation in a clinical setting.

Self-Regulation Agenda

We are scheduled over 6 weeks so that you will have the opportunity to practice. 

The goal is being more comfortable practicing the Self-Regulation lessons and sharing them with clients and colleagues. Following the practice session, we will have time for questions from anatomy details to practical advice.

Part 1- The Nervous System in Self-Regulation

Week 1 Agenda:

Welcome and Lessons 1-2:

  • Get Your Witness in Play,

  • Create a Strong Foundation,

  • Questions, reflections, and anatomy details 

Week 2 Agenda:

Lessons 3-4:

  • Grow You Comfort Zone

  • The Power of Your Breath

  • Questions, reflections, and anatomy details

Week 3 Agenda:

Lessons 5-6

  • Create Room for Your Organs

  • Love Your Inner Turtle

  • Questions, reflections, and anatomy details

Part 2- The Nervous System in Ethical Communication, Roles, and Boundaries
Week 4 Agenda:

Lesson 7-8

  • Your Triune Nervous System

  • Come to Your Senses

  • Questions, reflections, and anatomy details

Week 5 Agenda:

Lesson 9-10

  • Co-Regulation: Bring Your Practice to Life

  • Hope-Centered Engagement

Self-Regulation Week 6 Agenda

  • Personalizing clinical applications of exercises

  • Applications of self-regulation and co-regulation in a clinic or community setting

  • Harvesting our wins