With Clinical Psychologist, Author, Therapist Trainer &
Founder of Resilience Informed Therapy
Arielle Schwartz, PhD

New 12-Week Live Video Course Starts
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
PLUS Arielle’s 8-Module Introductory Program!

Expand your self-care toolkit with vagal toning practices to call back your life force — so you can uplift your body, mind, and spirit as you open space for trust, inner peace, and the embodiment of your full potential.


Has your body or your mind ever been triggered into past trauma by an event in the present moment?

Or perhaps you’ve experienced a moment where you don’t know why you feel unsettled — but it seems difficult to bring yourself back into a feeling of peace and centeredness.

Although your mind may search for the answer, it’s your body that remembers — and holds the key to shifting from distress or pain into groundedness, according to clinical psychologist Arielle Schwartz, PhD, founder of Resilience Informed Therapy.

Trauma, whether significant or subtle, changes you on a deep physiological level, embedding defense strategies meant to protect you, says Arielle. But, what served a purpose in the past limits your freedom now. The nervous system gets stuck on high alert, walling you off from your own inner guidance.

If this feels familiar, you are not alone. Unresolved trauma is an epidemic affecting all areas of life. But true healing is possible! Freedom from the past lives in the present moment.

After 20 years specializing in healing the body-mind connection, especially PTSD, chronic pain, and dissociation, clinical psychologist and author Arielle Schwartz, PhD, has created a step-by-step program using breath, movement, and mindfulness to finally rewire your nervous system’s trauma responses.

Her integrative approach to vagal toning is scientifically supported to:

  • Discharge old trauma energy stored in the body
  • Restore healthy nervous system regulation
  • Resolve dissociated parts of yourself
  • Reconnect you to inner wholeness

Over 12 weeks of live online sessions, Dr. Schwartz will guide you through potent practices to call back your life force — opening space for trust, inner peace, and embodiment of your full potential.


In this breakthrough program, you’ll discover how to:

  • Recognize your unique survival adaptations and defense strategies
  • Pendulate safely between resourced and distressed states
  • Unburden stored trauma energy through movement and breath
  • Integrate fragmented parts of yourself using internal family systems tools
  • Relate in healthy ways while maintaining self-sovereignty
  • Awaken your body’s spiritual centers and subtle energy
  • Chart your profound journey of trauma recovery and transformation

The Journey From Surviving to Thriving

The wounds of trauma run deep in the mind, body, and spirit. Without the proper support, many of us find ourselves reacting to daily life through the lens of past harm — instead of from our innate wholeness.

Dr. Schwartz designed her breakthrough vagal toning methodology as a gentle but direct path to finally healing complex trauma at its roots.

Her integrative approach works with:

  • Mind: Blending neuroscience, mindfulness, cognitive reframing, and parts mediation to create new neural pathways
  • Body: Using therapeutic yoga, somatic tracking, rhythmic movement and fascia work to discharge stored traumatic energy and come home to your body
  • Spirit: Through loving connection to all of who you are — awakening your true vibrant essence

The entire 12-week immersion follows four overarching phases:

1) Recognizing Your Survival Patterns
You’ll develop awareness around the ways trauma shaped your psychology and nervous system functioning. From here, you can begin reconditioning new responses.

2) Safely Discharging Stored Trauma
Equipped with core regulation skills, you’ll slowly discharge old traumatic energy through gentle somatic breath and movement practices. This releases trauma’s grip, realigning your nervous system.

3) Attending to Trauma-Related Dissociation
Explore the relationship between your nervous system and your internal family system. You’ll explore how self-compassion combined with vagal toning practices is an essential key to healing. This helps you come home to yourself in a predictable manner that’s restorative to body and mind.

4) Embodying Your Integrated Self
The final phase focuses on presence, spiritual awakening, and embodying your authentic wholeness. You’ll feel renewed trust, joy, vitality, and connection to your inner wisdom.

Through her proven vagal toning methodology and over 20 years combined experience, Dr. Schwartz guides you on a journey to:

  • Rewire your nervous system’s trauma responses
  • Restore regulation — physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Resolve dissociation and integrate fragmented self-parts
  • Relate from wholeness instead of wounding
  • Awaken spiritual dimensions of your authentic being
  • Expand capacity for embodiment, passion, and purpose

The hours you invest will ripple through every area of your life — allowing you to heal deeply, from the inside out.

What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks

In this 12-week transformational course, Arielle will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to to rebalance, integrate, and uplift your body, mind, and spirit with vagal toning.

Join the Livestream — or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience


You’ll connect with Arielle and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Arielle’s transmissions. Can’t make it live? After each class, you can stream the video and audio recordings to enjoy anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Course Sessions Tuesdays at 1:00pm Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Arielle. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to expand your vagal toning toolkit with potent practices to help you call back your life force and reach your full potential.

If you have not experienced Arielle’s teachings before, you’re welcome to join this next-level course, but we ask that you complete the foundational 8-module Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self program on your own as a prerequisite. It will be included in your registration and can be completed before or in tandem with this advanced intensive.


There are 4 Units with 3 Modules each, for a total of 12 Modules. Click the arrow to the left for more information.

UNIT 1: Deepening Into the Core Concepts of Vagal Toning to Cultivate Self-Awareness of Your Nervous System

Throughout the first three modules, Arielle will guide you to review the fundamental principles of vagal toning, building upon the foundation laid in the introductory course.

You’ll focus on recognizing the subtle nuances in the nervous system that distinguish between safety and threat.

You’ll explore advanced tools that cultivate self-awareness of your nervous system states, setting the stage for profound transformation. Returning to vagal toning practices, you’ll engage in extended sessions to enhance our ability to regulate the mind and body. You’ll be able to refine these practices to best support your individual wellbeing. Lastly, in Module 3, we’ll dive into advanced breathing techniques aimed at expanding our capacity for resilience and joy.

Module 1: Recognizing Psychological Safety & Threat (November 7)

  • Revisit self-awareness practices to enhance nervous system awareness
  • Learn advanced tools, such as the neuroception of psychological safety scale (NPSS) and the body perception questionnaire (BPQ) to identify safety/threat cues in your body
  • Return to regulating vagal toning practices, including supine breath and body awareness
  • Experience communal practice in a safe, co-regulating environment

Module 2: Personalized Vagal Toning Strategies (November 28)

  • Revisit calming techniques, and learn new strategies
  • Create your own optimal daily vagal toning routine
  • Spend time in longer attunement practices
  • Connect to your spiritual heart through self-care

Module 3: Advanced Conscious Breathing (December 5)

  • Revisit basic techniques, and add to your breathwork toolbox
  • Practice energizing, balancing, and calming breathwork
  • Learn techniques, including breath of joy and alternate nostril pranayama
  • Benefit from group connection for regulation

UNIT 2: Understanding the Trauma-Stress-Health Connection to Facilitate Embodiment & Healing

Unresolved trauma can lead to inflammation, gut issues, and autoimmune conditions — but new healthy patterns can form through mind-body practices.

Module 4 explores neuroplasticity and shifting from stress-induced patterns. Module 5 covers the science linking trauma and health issues like inflammation. Module 6 provides embodiment tools to discharge stuck stress energy and access innate healing potential.

Module 4: Neuroplasticity & Rewiring Your Nervous System (December 12)

  • Discuss neuroplasticity science and how trauma changes the brain
  • Understand left/right brain imbalance and up/down disconnection
  • Shift out of survival with vagal toning
  • Experience neural integration during communal reflex integration

Module 5: The Relationship Between Trauma, Stress & Health (December 19)

  • Learn how trauma links to inflammation and health issues
  • Understand fascia health and myofascial release
  • Discover the gut-vagus nerve connection
  • Move from chronic stress to support immune function

Module 6: Somatic Tools for Embodiment & Healing (January 9)

  • Work with tension patterns somatically
  • Revisit yogic breathing and neurologic relaxation
  • Discharge stuck sensations and energy
  • Discover innate healing abilities through group movement

UNIT 3: Move From Surviving to Thriving by Healing Your Nervous System

In Module 7, you’ll explore trauma-related dissociation and tools like pendulation between nervous system states. Module 8 covers integrating fragmented self-parts through internal family systems work. Module 9 examines relational trauma and resolving inner conflicts. You’ll gain skills to safely navigate from isolation to connection.

Module 7: Understanding & Healing Dissociation (January 16)

  • Recognize adaptive survival defenses
  • Use tools such as pendulation and cognitive flexibility
  • Practice embodiment to integrate polarized states
  • Move from fragmentation toward integration

Module 8: Integrating All Parts of Yourself (January 23)

  • Identify inner conflicts and self-sabotage
  • See symptoms as signals of unmet needs
  • Develop self-compassion to transform past wounds
  • Understand nervous system states as parts needing care

Module 9: From Inner Conflict to Connection (February 6)

  • Explore relational trauma push/pull dynamics
  • View symptoms as manifestations of conflicting parts
  • Practice body dialogue to understand all parts
  • Learn to safely navigate from isolation to relating

UNIT 4: Awaken Your Spiritual Centers So You Can Live as Your True Self

The final modules focus on reconnecting to your spirit through vagal toning. Module 10 explores links between vagal tone, chakras, and endocrine function. Module 11 uses yoga to uncover your true essence and passion. Module 12 concludes with practices seeing your vagus nerve as a map to freedom and embodiment.

Module 10: Awakening Your Body’s Spiritual Centers (February 13)

  • Discover connections between vagal tone, chakras, and hormones
  • Learn balancing practices for over/underactive energy centers
  • Experience renewed aliveness through breath and movement
  • Activate your core through breath of light

Module 11: Connecting to Your Deepest Self (February 20)

  • Learn about koshas as levels of embodiment and consciousness
  • See how trauma impacts the subtle bodies and soul layers
  • Heal and integrate through mind-body-spirit practices
  • Connect to passion and purpose by clarifying values

Module 12: Living as Your Integrated, Authentic Self (February 27)

  • Embody your true self beyond limitations
  • Use poetry to chart your journey
  • Share communal rhythmic practices
  • Celebrate your growth over 20 weeks together

Dr. Arielle Schwartz’s Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self Introductory Course Is Included!


This intensive builds upon the core teachings from the 8-module program, Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self. When you purchase the 12-module intensive, you gain access to this powerful resource as well! You can complete the core teachings at your leisure, before or in tandem with the 12-module program.

In this 8-module introductory program, Arielle teaches how to unlock your vitality with Vagal Toning — a powerful blend of therapeutic yoga, somatic psychology, and neuromodulation rooted in self-soothing awareness. In 8 sessions, you’ll address the symptoms of chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, PTSD, and stress sensitivity — to liberate your spirit and live with vitality and joy!

Each session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to successfully take control of your emotional or physical wellbeing with the proven power of Vagal Toning.

Module 1: Foster Your Own Wellbeing Through Soothing Self-Awareness Grounded in Nervous System Science & Spirituality

Module 2: Improve Your Health by Stimulating the Vagus Nerve Naturally

Module 3: Reduce Stress & Learn to Relax Using Mindful Breathing to Regulate Your Heart

Module 4: Explore Empathy, Compassion & Your Vagus Nerve to Cultivate Deep Personal Connection

Module 5: Enhance Your Body’s Resilience With a Postural Reset for Vagal Efficiency

Module 6: Access Your Inner Healer — Eye Movements for Increased Mind-Body-Soul Integration

Module 7: Embrace Movement to Fine-Tune Your Nervous System — Unveiling the Power of Therapeutic Yoga & Mindful Mobilization

Module 8: Embrace Rest & Restoration Through the Power of Stillness

PLUS, you’ll get the Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self Bonus Offering

Bonus #1

Trauma Recovery Audio Program Sample
Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Bonus #2

Daily Grounding Practices
Audio Teaching From Arielle Schwartz, PhD

The original price of Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self on its own was $397.00, but it’s INCLUDED in your registration for the advanced course!



The Advanced Vagal Toning Bonus Offering

In addition to Arielle’s introductory program and transformative 12-week online course, you’ll receive this special bonus offering to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Charts
PDF Guide From Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Three pages from Arielle's Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Chart have been selected for use. Therapeutic yoga bridges a path of healing between the psyche and the body. These pages selected for self-exploration are grounded within the principles of polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, and trauma-informed care.


Healing Practices From Parts-Work Therapy
PDF Guide From Dr. Arielle Schwartz

When we have developmental trauma, we’re more prone to dissociation and fragmentation. Healing this requires that you have skillful tools to unburden parts carrying the wounds of the past. This 8-page resource will help you to learn how to safely work with your emotions and sensations with strategies rooted in mindfulness and compassion — so you can finally find freedom from the burdens of the past.


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What Graduates of Arielle’s Courses Are Saying...

“Dr. Arielle is an amazing teacher!”

Dr. Arielle is an amazing teacher! Having experienced trauma and grief in my past, she offered new, practical, and gentle practices along with her kind understanding, vulnerability, and intelligence. Thank you for this wonderful program!
— Cecelia, Castle Rock, Colorado

“I thank God for all of Arielle’s wisdom and her kind and gentle heart and abilities to create a very safe place.”

I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over three decades of clinical experience working with trauma as a trauma survivor myself. I lost my own health 13 years ago and have chronic fatigue from SIBO. I have very little gut motility, so despite spending upwards of $20,000 a year and on my health in supplements, I have still struggled. Arielle is a gifted therapist, teacher, and trainer. She taught me facial massages, and when I do them, I IMMEDIATELY HEAR GUT MOTILITY! Her yoga movements and the explanation of having to allow the nervous system to SLOWLY regain its energy rather than huge bursts of energy, which we can then pay for for days with rebound fatigue helped me finally understand my experience which has happened over and over. I am now slowly regaining my energy and feeling better and better. I thank God for all of Arielle’s wisdom, her kind and gentle heart, and her abilities to create a very safe place.
— Lisa Charlebois

“Just knowing I have permission and encouragement to take time each day to find calm and stillness...”

Just knowing I have permission and encouragement to take time each day to find calm and stillness, and having so many wonderful tools to turn to for this, is truly perfect for me.
— Liz, United Kingdom

“It’s been truly transformative... getting to know my nervous system and coming to recognise what tools to use to help better regulate myself has been a gift.”

It’s been truly transformative... getting to know my nervous system and coming to recognise what tools to use to help better regulate myself has been a gift. I feel calmer, more centered in myself, and more grounded on a day-to-day basis.
— Kate, Dublin, Ireland


Join the Global Community


Advanced Vagal Toning offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Arielle Schwartz, PhD, will share in this powerful program.

You’ll join an international community on the leading edge of manifesting a world grounded in the principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.


Here’s What You’ll Receive

Twelve 90-Minute Class Sessions With Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from clinical psychologist and author Arielle Schwartz, PhD, founder of Resilience Informed Therapy — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you to move from surviving to thriving by healing your nervous system. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 1:00pm Pacific.

Twelve Video Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the video will be available for you to stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to stream. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

Twelve Transcripts of Class Sessions

You’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Twelve 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the Zoom call to interact, share, and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self 8-Module Course and Bonuses

When you sign up for this 12-module journey, you’ll get instant access to Arielle’s first 8-module online course, taking you through her reliable system for easily self-regulating your nervous system so you can boost your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

The Advanced Vagal Toning Bonus Offering
  • Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery Flip Charts
    PDF Guide From Dr. Arielle Schwartz
  • Healing Practices From Parts-Work Therapy
    PDF Guide From Dr. Arielle Schwartz (healing worksheets only)

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Course, Advanced Vagal Toning


We feel honored that Arielle Schwartz, PhD, has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online course. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with the founder of Resilience Informed Therapy whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about expanding your toolkit for healing from trauma, relieving chronic pain, and restoring your body, mind, and spirit, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind program.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.


Note: If you’re a graduate of Arielle’s 8-module course, Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this intensive!


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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Advanced Vagal Toning — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before December 5, 2023 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.


More Praise for Arielle Schwartz, PhD ...

“A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing.”

A treasure for any somatic psychotherapist or seeker of trauma healing. Dr. Schwartz elegantly guides the self-discovery process by integrating two powerful healing systems. The practical application of yoga — the ancient body-wisdom practice — with the contemporary neurophysiological model of trauma recovery is an effective offering. This trauma-informed lens empowers the inner healer in ways that are both gentle and transformative. These precise and accessible practices will benefit wellbeing and enhance the skill set of any clinician who values somatic therapies.
— Manuela Mischke-Reeds, LMFT, author of Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, director of Hakomi Institute of California, and founder of Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approaches

“Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing.”

Dr. Schwartz brings forth a brilliant synthesis of the bodies of wisdom that have illuminated her path of healing. You will be guided through a journey toward embodied healing that’s rooted in compassion, curiosity, and care. She offers a wise, deeply human, and heart-centered perspective that empowers you to enjoy the inherently multifaceted experience of being alive. As a collective, we are being called to remember our shared humanity. As we reorient to this new path, Arielle is a wise and warm ally helping to light the way.
— Amy Annesley, psychotherapist and yoga student

“[Dr. Schwartz] offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging — to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.”

Trauma: as old as human life on this planet. Over thousands of years, many powerful healing modalities have emerged to guide people back to an experience of wholeness. Dr. Schwartz brilliantly illuminates these modalities by weaving together major systems of trauma recovery. She offers an empowering, holistic guide to reclaim your deepest sense of belonging — to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.
— Scott Lyons, PhD, RYT-500, founder of The Embody Lab


About Arielle Schwartz, PhD

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, and Kripalu yoga teacher with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

An internationally sought-out teacher and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma, Arielle is the author of seven books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook... Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma... and The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook.

Arielle has dedicated her life to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. Her integrative, mind-body approach to therapy includes relational therapy, parts-work therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is awakening the spiritual heart.


Frequently Asked Questions


Note: If you’re a graduate of Arielle’s 8-module course, Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this intensive!

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is any connected device. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts


Q: Can I still benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can stream the recordings and download the transcripts of all course sessions, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage with the full community and leaders in our private online community group.


Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.


Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.


Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is December 5, 2023. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)


Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.


Note: If you’re a graduate of Arielle’s 8-module course, Vagal Toning to Embody Your Vibrant & Spiritual Self, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this intensive!