Regulation Matters: Polyvagal Theory, Interoception & Emotional Integration

Date:  May 3 & 4, 2024

Location:  Track on 2, 40309 Range Rd 272, Lacombe County, Alberta

Early Bird Ticket Price in effect until February 1, 2024


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Regulation Matters:  Polyvagal Theory, Interoception and Emotional Integration

Date:  May 3 & 4, 2024

Location:  Track on 2, 40309 Range Rd 272, Lacombe County, Alberta

Cost:  Early Bird Ticket Price $600 until February 1, 2024

Regular Ticket Price: $650.00

Details:   Regulation has become a powerful buzzword guiding behavioural goals and interventions established by clinicians and educators across the world. But what does “regulation” truly mean? This in-person two-day workshop weaves together concepts from Polyvagal Theory, interoceptive processing and emotional integration. Combining theory with practical video demos, labs and problem-solving conversations will support the carry-over from theory into day-to-day application of strategies towards well-being and function. This workshop is relevant to all professionals supporting human beings (especially individuals living with neurodiversity and trauma) who are keen to understand their own regulation and co-regulation literally from the inside-out.

Learning Objectives

  1. The learner will be able to describe the neurobiology of regulation and the importance of a continuum of regulation within functional contexts
  2. The learner will be able to define polyvagal theory within therapeutic (OT, PT, SLP, SW and Counselling) and educational settings
  3. The learner will observe polyvagal-informed interventions within a treatment demonstration
  4. The learner will experience polyvagal-informed interventions within practicum lab experiences
  5. The learner will be able to define the concept of interoception and its foundation rooted in neurobiology
  6. The learner will be able to recount the typical development of interoception and how this applies to therapeutic intervention
  7. The learner will be able to describe the integration of interoception with language and the perception of feelings
  8. The learner will begin to be able to appreciate the integration of polyvagal-informed and interoceptive processing within their current practices and contexts


About Kim Barthel

Kim is a world-renowned speaker, teacher, occupational therapist and author. Kim actively studies and teaches the areas of complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory-processing, movement, trauma informed practice, attachment theory and mental health.

As a clinician with a private practice since 1989, Kim is a registered Occupational Therapist in British Columbia, Ontario and the United States. While she is predominantly a speaker and teacher, she also assesses and supports a wide range of clients, often when there is complexity involved. She is an Advanced Neuro-Developmental Treatment Instructor as well as a Sensory Integration Instructor.

Utilising her extensive technical skills and expertise developed since the 80s, Kim is a natural at inspiring and connecting hundreds of diverse audience members. Her unique blend of skills in utilizing storytelling, humility, science, and her comfort in many different cultures effectively holds the attention of every group of participants she is with.


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation prior to April 5 will receive a full refund minus $50 administration costs.
  • Cancellation between April 6 – April 19 will receive a 50% refund of the ticket.
  • No refunds will be given after April 20.
  • Tickets may be transferred to another person with notification to us in writing at [email protected] at no charge.


*Please Note* Coffee, light snacks and lunch will be provided for this event.