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When life serves us stress, we can volley back…

Whether it’s everyday demands, chronic and ongoing challenges, or the impact of traumatic stress that you are facing, you can begin to flow with the currents of life instead of against them.

Learn how to support your nervous system from the inside out.

Reconnect with your innate resilience and build greater capacity for life’s challenges.

Whether you are interested in self-care or you are a professional looking to support your clients and bolster their healing capacity, the Nervous System RESET public programs and Professional Training will help you access the skills and awareness necessary to master your dance with stress.

The 6-Week Nervous System RESET (for the General Public):

This 6-week program combines an initial, in-person group workshop blended with weekly individual or group video conference sessions to create a deep, experiential process supported by a safe cohort base.

The series is limited to 8 participants, so early registration is recommended.

To Register for The 6-Week Nervous System RESET beginning February 22nd, please contact Jessica.

Program Overview

This 6-week program combines an in-person group workshop blended with weekly individual and group video conference sessions to create a deep, experiential process supported by a safe cohort base.  The program consists of experiential practice, educational lectures, small group discussion, and individual mentoring sessions, so that you are supported on all levels as you begin to learn and apply the Nervous System RESET practices in your daily life.  Interactive and cooperative learning spread out over the course of the 6 weeks, fosters self-awareness and personal accountability so that you will be better able to take your newly learned skills and weave them into a self-care regime moving forward.  The goal of this program is to support you in making lasting, self-care changes that will help transform your life.

Program Format

This program combines in-person learning with weekly video mentoring sessions to give you both the individual guidance and attention you deserve as well as sense of community connection with other individuals managing similar challenges in life who are committed to learning new strategies to support health and wellness.

Week 1:  In-person 2-part workshop, usually a Friday evening 6-9:30pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm

Week 2: Individual mentoring session via video conference

Week 3: Group mentoring, discussion and lecture via video conference

Week 4: Individual mentoring session via video conference

Week 5: Self-practice and integration

Week 6: Group mentoring session via video conference

All video conferencing is through Zoom, a free application that is user-friendly and provides a good quality of connection.  Jessica will make sure that participants are able to access the software and are comfortable using it before the end of the first weekend workshop.  Participants will need to access a personal computer or tablet with webcam, and a stable internet connection to participate in the program.

Program Content

Content Explored:

  • Basic physiology of the stress response
  • The body’s natural protection and recovery responses
  • Cultivating and tracking internal safety
  • Signs and indicators of activation and calming cycles in your stress response
  • Orienting exercises and tracking body sensations
  • Regulation skills and approaches
  • Working with the restorative tremor as a regulation tool
  • An understanding of the social nervous system and the vagus nerve
  • Building an individually-calibrated approach to self-practice so that you are able to continue supporting your nervous system after the series is over
Costs & Payment

Total Cost:  $350   (includes all materials, initial workshop and follow-up individual and group sessions)

Payments are made directly to Jessica Schaffer and can be made by check, credit card or through PayPal.  An additional $5 service fee will be added to all credit card and PayPal payments.

* Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are fully refundable ONLY with at least 8-day written notice, minus a $75 administration fee. Cancellations with less than 8-day notice may be applied to the registration fee for the next program.

Upcoming Dates

Next 6-Week Series Begins February 22nd/23rd:

Week 1:  Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23, 6-9:30pm, in person at Merritt Health and Wellness, 6035 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Week 2:  Individual mentoring session conducted via video conference.  Scheduled according to each participant’s availability

Week 3:  Group mentoring session conducted via video conference.  Schedule TBD.

Weeks 4-5:  Individual mentoring session conducted via video conference.  Scheduled according to each participant’s availability

Week 6:  Group mentoring session conducted via video conference.  Schedule TBD.

The Nervous System RESET Professional Trainings:

The Nervous System RESET Professional Training Program is designed for practitioners who want to incorporate the RESET approach into their clinical work.

There are two Professional Training programs offered. One is a stand-alone model for those new to the restorative tremoring work. The other is a condensed and accelerated training offered only to those individuals who have previously completed TRE® Certification with Jessica. This accelerated training is also available by application to other Certified TRE® Providers.

To Register for the Nervous System RESET Professional Training beginning March 1, 2018, please contact Jessica.

Program Overview

The Nervous System RESET Professional Training Program is designed for practitioners who want to incorporate the RESET approach into their clinical work. Whether you are a professional with a Mental Health background, a body worker or yoga teacher, or someone who simply feels passionate about nervous system health, the Nervous System RESET Professional Training program is designed to prepare you to teach this approach competently and safely as a stress management and nervous system regulation technique.

There are two Professional Training programs offered. One is a stand-alone model for those new to the restorative tremoring work. The other is a condensed and accelerated training offered only to those individuals who have previously completed TRE® Certification with Jessica. This accelerated training is also available by application to other Certified TRE® Providers.

It is recommended that interested practitioners first experience the Nervous System RESET approach for themselves. This way you will have a better sense if you truly wish to dedicate your time and resources to the training program.

Program Requirements

Nervous System RESET Professional Training Program Requirements (Standard Model):

  • Attendance at Module I and II Workshops (2 separate, 3-day trainings)
  • Three (3) personal sessions supervised by your Trainer (via video conference)
  • Ongoing personal practice/journaling with the restorative tremor
  • Three (3) required books and additional training materials and study aids
  • 2 structured practice-teaching sessions with training peers
  • 4-5 student teaching sessions supervised by your Trainer (via video conference)
  • Follow up sessions with each practice client
  • 3-4 group classes supervised by your Trainer (via video conference)

Average completion time is 6-8 months.  Because this is a competency-based program, your Trainer may add extra sessions or assignments at her discretion.

 

Nervous System RESET Professional Training Program Requirements (Condensed Model):

  • Attendance at one 3-day training weekend
  • Ongoing personal practice/journaling with the restorative tremor
  • Required training materials and study aids
  • Two structured practice-teaching sessions with training peers
  • 2 individual teaching sessions supervised by your Trainer (via video conference)
  • 2 group classes supervised by your Trainer (via video conference)

Average completion time is 2-4 months.  Because this is a competency-based program, your Trainer may add extra sessions or assignments at her discretion.

Program Content

Module 1 Content:

  • Exploration of the stress-trauma response, including anatomy, neurology, physiology
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Exploration of internal safety and how to track/cultivate signals of safety in the body
  • Understanding how to track and follow body sensations
  • Exploration of basic orienting and resourcing exercises
  • Understanding of the restorative tremor response and how it works as a regulation tool
  • Experiential introduction to the restorative tremor as a self-practice
  • Exploration and application of regulation, self-regulation, co-regulation
  • Understanding of common defense responses and how to work with them
  • Containment and grounding strategies
  • Role of fascia

 

 Module 2 Content:

  • Continued experiential practice with the restorative tremor
  • Refined understanding of Polyvagal Theory and its application to regulation
  • Attachment theory
  • A deeper understanding of trauma and traumatic coupling
  • Cultivating therapeutic presence
  • Trauma-informed facilitation skills and principles
  • Refining one’s ability to attune to and track verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Development of facilitation/teaching skills with individuals and groups
  • A deeper understanding of working with defense responses
  • Containment and grounding strategies
  • Ethical awareness
  • Hands-on support strategies when facilitating individuals
Costs & Payments

Associated Costs for the Standard Model Training Program:

  • Module I (3 days): $475-$550
  • Module II (3 days):  $475-$550
  • Individual sessions ($150/session x 3):  $450
  • Supervised teaching of individual clients ($150/session x 4-5):  $600-$750
  • Supervised group teaching ($200/session x 3-4): $600-$800
  • Books/media:  $30-$50 (approximate)

Total fees for entire training process (not including any travel expenses) are approximately $3200.  Fees are made payable direct to the Trainer prior to each workshop and supervision session.

 

Associated Costs for the Condensed Model Training Program:

  • Workshop (3 days) : $500-$550
  • Supervised teaching of individual clients ($150/session x 2):  $300
  • Supervised group teaching ($200/session x 2): $400

Total fees for entire training process (not including any travel expenses) are approximately $1250.  Fees are made payable direct to the Trainer prior to each workshop and supervision session.

* Cancellation Policy:  Registration fees are fully refundable ONLY with at least 14-day written notice, minus a $125 administration fee.  Cancellations with less than 14-day notice may be applied to the registration fee for the next training Module workshop.

CE Credits

CE credits provided for:

  • LMT’s (licensed in Oregon and Washington)
Miscellaneous Details

Additional Information:

All participants will need to have access to a personal computer, laptop or tablet with web camera as well as a reliable and stable internet connection for the video conferencing portion of the program.

Participants will also be asked to provide professional liability insurance for the clinical portion of the program. Participants will be referred to a reputable liabilty insurance provider that recognizes the Nervous System RESET approach if they do not already have coverage.

All in-person modules will be taught in Portland, Oregon unless otherwise noted.

What People Are Saying. . .

  • With her quiet stillness, skill and knowledge, Jessica Schaffer has helped me grow. She has a calm, patient teaching style with concise course material. Her deep, intimate understanding of the central nervous system and the living human organism helped me develop personally and professionally.

    Sam Curtis
  • Jessica Schaffer is one of the best teachers I’ve worked with. She brings a wide range of expertise and explains complex and challenging concepts in clear, simple language. Jessica is also deeply compassionate and supportive as you work your way over the learning curve. I’ve gained so much from working with her, and I highly recommend her.

    Charlie Glickman PhD
  • Learning from Jessica was a pleasure. She is highly educated, experienced, and passionate about what she does. Jessica offers her teaching through a lens of compassion, acceptance, and an attitude of openness. With respect to learning how to teach self regulation, I don't think I could have learned as well as I did from anyone else. I look forward to benefiting from Jessica's passion and knowledge again the future!

    Meg Gorosh Certified Yoga Instructor, Licensed Social Worker
  • I am happy to wholeheartedly recommend Jessica Schaffer as a trainer and mentor. Invariably, she is meticulously prepared, responsive, and supportive. Most importantly, she continually inspires by maintaining her own well-balanced nervous system as she gracefully conveys a wealth of information. I look forward to pursuing future opportunities to continue learning from Jessica.

    Alice Diffley Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Chi Running Instructor
  • Jessica Schaffer is a wonderfully insightful provider and trainer. She has a gentle, respectful and grounded presence that promotes healing for her clients. Her unique, integrated approach offers a knowing sense when it comes to working with people as she accounts for the whole: body, mind and nervous system. Her commitment to understanding the science behind the healing is apparent in her clinical work and when teaching clinicians. She is dedicated to emphasizing with both clients and practitioners the need to attune to the sense of comfort and safety within. In doing so she empowers individuals to internalize this experience and gain their own attunement and regulation within. As a psychotherapist I have learned so much from Jessica’s expertise in the body and nervous system as it relates to trauma. It is clear that working with clients to attune to their body and mind is a necessary and integral piece in laying the foundation for the path to healing. There is no question that knowledge and guidance from Jessica has made me a better provider on so many levels.

    Christa Hines LCSW, CADCII
  • Over the course of a year, I had the privilege of having Jessica as a teacher, guide, and mentor. From the instant I met her I was struck by her calming presence and open heart. I felt that she really understood me and cared about me. This immediately helped me feel at ease and open to learning new concepts. Learning from Jessica was easy because she is very clear, concise, smart, and engaging. She was able to meet the diverse learning needs of all the individuals in my cohort. I left each class with a deeper body of knowledge that could be immediately integrated in my career. I highly recommend Jessica as a teacher. Knowing her is a privilege. Learning from Jessica has deeply impacted my life which in turn has helped me to be a better therapist.

    Shanti O'Connor Licensed Counselor, Registered Yoga Instructor
  • In the 23 years I have been attending trainings and in my 44 years of life, I have never met someone like Jessica. Her ability to hold space for and keep safe a diverse group of people is absolutely beautiful.  Her compassionate and skillful way of communicating is awe inspiring. Her organization and time management are impeccable. The content of Jessica's training has forever changed both my personal and professional life. Her understanding of the nervous system and the human organism is deep and vast and the ease with which she presents complex concepts is a joy.  My newfound understanding of the nervous system has facilitated a whole new level of healing in my bodywork practice. My clients are amazed when they become aware of the subtleties of their nervous systems and their innate ability to come into balance. My own personal journey of healing has been profound with Jessica's guidance. I have so much respect for Jessica and I hold her as a mentor of the highest order.

    Kelley Curtis Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Jessica is an extraordinary trainer.  Her immense organizational skills, her commitment to excellence, her quick response to email and questions from students, her advocacy for her students, and her warmth and genuine caring all contribute to her fine work. In addition, her passion, openness, and continued curiosity about the method make her trainings very engaging.  Her enthusiasm is contagious!

    Denise Jessup Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Jessica has a wonderful ability to take complicated neurobiology and communicate it in a way that is rich, tangible, and accessible to all. Her sense of each individual's nervous system is second nature to her. Working with her I felt safe, seen, and empowered. I recommend her as a trainer. I feel fully prepared to teach after being trained by Jessica.

    Louise Rose Naturopathic Doctor
  • I cannot imagine where I would be without the support I received from Jessica during my journey through certification. I could always count on her to not only be a committed, organized, and dedicated teacher, but her intuitive sense of my personal needs as a learner were always spot on. This has been an incredible year of growth for me, and Jessica played an integral part in helping me embrace my role in healing and holding space for transformation. Thank you Jessica, you are a gem!

    Sarah Lax Certified Nurse Midwife
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March 2018

Nervous System RESET Professional Training, Module 1

March 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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$500

To register, click here to visit the Programs/Training page.  A 3-day experiential workshop for those interested in learning the Nervous System RESET approach for application in a professional, clinical settings.   This 3-day module I training is the first requirement toward completing the RESET Facilitator Training. This is an experiential training with a strong focus on the trainee’s personal tremoring experience. Additional certification requirements must be met for full completion of the program and to develop the competencies needed to…

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RESET Professional Training, Condensed Module

March 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until March 17, 2018

Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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$500

Only for those previously certified as TRE® Providers.  To register, click here to visit the Programs/Training page.  A 3-day workshop for previously Certified TRE® Providers pursuing professional training in the Nervous System RESET approach.   This 3-day module training is the one of the requirements toward completing the training.  All Providers who previously trained with Jessica are able to attend this program.  Other Certified TRE® Providers who wish to attend the program can by application. Participants to bring their own yoga…

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May 2018

Nervous System RESET Professional Training, Module 2

May 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 19, 2018

Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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$500

To register, click here to visit the Programs/Training page.  A 3-day workshop for those pursuing professional training in the Nervous System RESET approach.   This 3-day module 2 training is the one of the requirements toward completing the training. Prerequisite – Approval of Trainer Participants to bring their own yoga mat, blankets.  Complimentary water/tea/snacks provided. Additional training requirements must be met for full certification and to develop the competencies needed to teach Nervous System RESET to others.  Please see the Programs/Training…

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Nervous System RESET should not be used as a substitute for trauma recovery procedures of a medical or psychological nature. Individuals who have physical or psychological/psychiatric conditions that require strict regulation, individuals with fragile psychological defenses, a complex history of trauma or restricting physical or medical limitations should consult their medical practitioner.  Nervous System RESET has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration or the American Medical Association.  This technique is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.  Results may vary between individuals.  There are no guarantees, expressed, or implied.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Nervous System RESET has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration or the American Medical Association.  This technique is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.  Results may vary between individuals.  There are no guarantees, expressed, or implied.