Embodied Listening for executive coaching professionals

This one day workshop is an introduction to Embodied Listening, an evidence-based polyvagal-informed programme for coaching professionals.

The Elmfield Embodied Listening programme offers an accessible step-by-step road map to autonomic nervous system regulation, which executive and leadership coaching professionals can share with their clients. Understanding the basic neurophysiology of safety and regulation is empowering for both coach and client.

The evidence-based programme takes participants through a detailed understanding of Dr. Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory (PVT) and its application in leadership coaching situations. Referring to the latest research papers in PVT and other emerging neurophysiological conversations, participants will gain a greater understanding of the importance of physiological safety and regulation. Questions such as how we know when we are safe, why safety is important, and the spectrum of felt-safety will be examined.

So often we act from a place of defence, responding to a current situation using cues from historical experiences. However, when we know our own somatic landscape, we can better regulate our autonomic nervous system consciously in relation to others and our environment, without falling into unnecessary protective states. Sharing this detailed knowledge with leadership clients can be invaluable, and moreover, employing tools and techniques for regulation can be transformative for all involved.


Jane Shaw MA RSCT is a therapist, educator, and writer with 20 years experience of working in the field of health and wellbeing. She has been studying and working with Dr. Stephen Porges for over 15 years, immersing herself in the research and emergent conversations in trauma-recovery. Her teaching approach is one of embodied presence, compassion, equanimity and deep listening, bridging the latest developments in neuroscience and new medicine with lessons from ancient healing arts, while always learning from the natural world and its ability to heal and be healed.

Before immersing in the world of mind-body health, Jane worked for many years in business and finance, including a position as Finance Director of a boutique consumer brand and entertainment PR agency in London. Her experience in the corporate world provided her with specialised business knowledge but has also shown her how the stresses of modern life adversely affect our health and behaviour.

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17 Nov 2023


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Elmfield Estate


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