Parent Workshop – Polyvagal Theory

Joanna McEwen, our Wellbeing and Sound Practitioner, will be running a number of workshops explaining the importance of the Polyvagal Theory in understanding stress and behaviours.  The workshops will include the following:-

  • The Biology behind regulating emotions through understanding the nervous system.
  • How it helps us to engage and learn in the classroom and be happier at home –  Intro to techniques to calm and balance energies, including simple breath and body exercises, Himalayan bowls and meditation.
  • Relevant for schools, parents, special educational needs, ASD, Autism, ADHD – all human beings on the planet!
  • Time to come together, chill out, and experience doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the sounds of Himalayan bowls, gong, percussion and voice.

The workshops will run weekly, for 6 weeks starting week beginning 8th March 2021.  They will take place once on a Tuesday and once on a Friday in the hope that you can attend one session each week.  The most popular times, provided in the survey (link below), will be offered to families.

To reserve your place on the workshops, please complete the survey below by clicking on the link.

Joanna has produced this live recording of her taster session on the introduction to the 6 week parent workshop.

We hope in time, that all 6 sessions will be available to all parents via the YouTube channel but please do sign up for the workshops, if you can, to make the most of the live sessions with Joanna.

Please not that whilst the sessions will be recorded, faces will not be used and you will not be identified in any way unless you give your specific permission.

Joanna is a qualified and experienced Sound Practitioner and Wellbeing Coach of over 10 years’ experience. Follow this link for more information about Sound Meditation and the work that Joanna does to support the students at Dysart School.


You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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