Through a polyvagal lens: nervous system support for health & education professionals


Originally promoted by Hand n Hand Peer Support

Presented by Minky van der Walt, a trauma therapist and mental health clinician who was originally trained as a Registered Music Therapist at the University of Melbourne. She is a registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association and am a clinical member of, and have mental health accreditation with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

As a mental health clinician with 20+ years of experience in supporting families and workers in schools, hospitals, early childhood centres, child protection and other community services, Minky understands all too well the impact of this work that can have on your confidence, wellbeing and hope for the world.

Minky's mission is to support health and education professionals like you, so that you can

  • notice what's happening for you (so simple!)
  • connect in to know what you need
  • find a way to meet that need

She is passionate about showing clever, competent teachers and health professionals who shine in their work, that you don't have to drown in overwhelm because you're used to 'being strong', pushing through and putting yourself last.

You need to come first.

You need to find a safe way out of your head and into your body so that you can move through these next few months with support and clarity.

4 reasons why you'll want to come along to this webinar

  1. Your nervous system needs you NOW
  2. Understand how to read your what your body and nervous system need to do your job without burning out
  3. Be able to work AND look after yourself in the moment
  4. Discover tools to support yourself during the next few months

What will I learn?

This webinar will explore:

  • an overview of polyvagal theory and how it applies to self care
  • the three key states of our nervous system
  • the importance of knowing where you are within this hierarchy
  • building awareness of the feelings and sensations in each state
  • find ways to get back to a state of equilibrium

You will access:

  • 4 step process to know what you need
  • Stepped understanding and some practical applications of polyvagal theory
  • Opportunities to ask questions in a supportive environment

Who is this for?

This webinar is for

  • managers and business owners looking to support staff
  • disability workers, healthcare workers, school leaders, teachers, educators and emergency service workers

If you register for this webinar, a recording will be made available if you are unable to attend live.