Learning The Art of Self Regulation
Welcome to BASELINE — a 7-week online self paced program designed to teach you effective tools which will help understand, and regulate your nervous system during times of stress, panic, or shutdown.
Because let’s face it — life can be stressful right? And so many of the stressors we experience in our day to day lives are unfortunately outside of our control. What we can control however, is how we respond to these stressors by learning the art of self-regulation.
At the end of the day, the safest person in the room, is the most regulated one.Learn more
... If you're tired of feeling overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, or stuck in fight or flight mode, then this program might be exactly what you need.
... is built on a practical foundation of psychoeducation, polyvagal theory, somatic techniques, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and cognitive tools. Self-regulation is a skill that can be learned and practiced, regardless of who you are, or what you have experienced in your life.
Over the course of 7 weeks,
you'll learn how to:
✔ Understand the neuroscience behind self-regulation and your incredible nervous system
✔ Gain insight into Stephen Porges’s ‘Polyvagal Theory’ as a means to understand causes for nervous system dysfunction
✔ Identify your personal triggers and stress responses
✔ Use somatic techniques to ground and calm your nervous system
✔ Connect with your breath and develop skills to tone your vagal nerve
✔ Incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine
✔ cognitive tools to shift your mindset and subconscious beliefs in response to stress
✔ Practice themed yoga classes each week to support your nervous system regulation
This program is designed to be flexible, educational, and practical.
By the end of the program you would have received:
- Over 8+ hours of educational webinars on each of our topics
- A series 70+ reflective journal prompts for your own self inquiry
- 7 x 30 - 45 minute themed yoga flows to help you explore each topic on your mat
- A library of guided meditation audios themed to each week's topic
- A live community with access to your facilitator and fellow students to engage in dialogue, discussion and continued learning throughout your exploration of the course.
All delivered in an easy to access student portal available to you for life!
By the end of the program, you'll have your own toolbox of helpful techniques needed to regulate your nervous system, manage stress and anxiety, become more responsive (rather than reactive) to life, and feel more centered.
" When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." – Viktor E. Frank
There's no need to wait around for an enrollment date - start learning about your nervous system with the click of a button!
What You’ll Learn...
Module 1 - Understanding Your Nervous System
Module 2 - Top Down vs Bottom Up Approaches to NS Regulation
Module 3 - Mindfulness
Module 4 - Toning The Vagal Nerve
Module 5 - Yoga for Resilience
Module 6 - Cognitive Awareness & Restructuring
Module 7 - The Enteric NS & Integration
Meet Your Facilitator
Hi there! My name is Nikki and I am a compassion focused psychotherapist, and therapeutic Yoga teacher. I work with clients from all over the world in helping them to navigate and overcome low self worth, addictive tendencies, unresolved trauma, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. In a previous life I worked as a clinical Nutritionist predominantly treating patients who suffered from symptoms such as IBS, ED, DE, as well as hormonal and gut issues also due to stress, anxiety and shame related causes.
Throughout the many, many years of training and experience within my various vocations, I have learned that one of the most effective ways we can care for ourselves is to understand and care for our nervous system. It makes us better parents, better partners, better workers, better friends, and generally increases our quality of life significantly.
The unique fusion of the modalities I am trained in allows me to really take a holistic (whole body) approach when guiding clients toward repair and regulation. In my post-graduate years, I have personally studied and learned from some incredible leaders within this field inclusive of Dr Gabor Mate, Dr Arielle Schwartz, Dr Albert Wong and Dr Stephen Porges, and I am excited to draw on the knowledge I have gained from them in conjunction with Yoga, somatic therapy, and human physiology to help you better understand the way you work.
Ultimately my goal is to help others find a greater sense of self acceptance, compassion, peace and presence through the work I do… and so much of that comes from learning how to nuture our nervous system.
" You are not your thoughts, emotions or sensations. You are the awareness behind them." – Eckhart Tolle
Baseline is designed for…
→ Adults of any age and any background who want more tools and understanding in order to manage the day to day stressors of life
→ Adults in trauma recovery who wish to have a deeper understanding of why and how their lived experiences affect the way the operate now (and how to better manage it)
→ Adults who find themselves engaging in unhealthy coping behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, over-working, disordered eating behaviors, self harm, or displaced emotions as ways to manage the stress they feel
→ Adults who find themselves avoiding, denying, or feeling a sense of fear around certain emotions such as guilt, grief, shame, anger, anxiety or sadness
→ Adults who experience panic attacks and anxiety
→ Yoga teachers (gain 8.5 CE points upon completion), coaches, counsellors, and other space holders who want to deepen their own knowledge about the nervous system in order to better support their clients
What Students are Saying...
"Just listened to week 4 and that auricular massage is bonkers! Did my ear and face massage and I can't even begin to describe how relaxed I feel. Absolutely incredible!"
"I remember you taught me this years ago and I still use it if I feel myself rising into a state of panic or anxiety. It has been one of the best techniques I have ever learnt and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this."
"Nikki, thank you for helping me find and start freeing my body. This is an amazing journey and I am forever grateful."
"I also really appreciated that you included explicit actions & practices for developing these skills; I always find people drop these phrases like 'take a pause' for example & you're left wondering what does that really mean? I feel much more confident that I can identify those resistant thoughts or feelings & that I now have tools to move through them in a way that feels more aligned & secure, I can't tell you how much that means to me."
"I’ve been wanting to send you this since the first week of baseline. The course was amazing! I learnt so much and you went into great detail on the nervous system. As a counsellor already working in the same field as you and knowing a lot of the information already, it was refreshing to go through it all again and it was so nice to receive the information from a different perspective. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is wanting to learn more about the nervous system and to gain new tools on ways to look after it. Thanks Nik. I’m so glad I signed up to it and loved the weekly meditations and yoga flows"