With Trauma Therapist, Reiki Master & Author
C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC

New 7-Week Live Video Course Starts
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Combine the power of your vagus nerve (and its physiological drive to keep you safe) with your chakras (the etheric energy centers of your soul) to enhance your connection with your Higher Self and ease the fight/flight/freeze response of trauma so you can pursue your soul’s purpose and embrace the fullness of your human experience.


Have you ever wondered how you can feel so connected and filled with peace and love during your spiritual practice, but so disconnected, anxious, and reactive in “real life” day-to-day situations?

Keep in mind that you came into this lifetime with two competing hard-coded missions:

  1. 1) To fulfill your soul’s purpose
  2. 2) To avoid danger so you could stay alive

Easy, right? Well, not so much...

Fulfilling your soul’s purpose requires that you stretch beyond your comfort zone, take risks, connect deeply with yourself and others, and be open and vulnerable.

Yet, as life progresses, you inevitably encounter situations that put your physical safety at risk or make you feel threatened. These traumatic experiences imprint on your nervous system, specifically the vagus nerve, which is coded to keep you out of danger by activating the fight/flight/freeze response when it senses you might be in trouble.

This trauma response is your nervous system taking the wheel shutting down your connection with your Higher Self and putting the brakes on the pursuit of your soul’s calling.

So, what can you do about it? How do you reconcile your soul’s aspirations with your human need to stay safe?

Trauma therapist and author C.J. Llewelyn asserts that navigating the tension between the soul’s desires and the body’s innate drive for self-preservation is at the core of the human condition. She specializes in guiding people to resolve this conflict.

From C.J.’s revolutionary perspective, your chakras hold the etheric energy of your soul, while your vagus nerve the largest part of your autonomic nervous system keeps you safe.

What C.J. teaches is a one-of-a-kind approach and a paradigm shift that will transform how you interact with your world. That is... she can show you how to reconcile the passions of your soul with the trepidations of being human by weaving the power of your chakras and vagus nerve together so you can live into your soul’s potential and highest purpose.

Join C.J. for a profoundly healing, groundbreaking 7-week course, in which, through her scientifically based teachings and deep, energetic experiences, you’ll delve deep into the intricate connection between your vagus nerve and your seven main chakras learning to optimize, balance, and support them in working together for profound psychological and spiritual healing.

You’ll identify the traumatic experiences that have influenced how you perceive the world those you’ve inherited from past generations, and those you’ve experienced directly. And, with C.J.’s guidance, you’ll learn to resolve and alleviate painful patterns rooted in trauma, calm your body’s neurological response to fear, and gain the freedom to be present and make decisions aligned with connection and your soul’s path.

Through a wide variety of experiential methods to foster wellbeing and achieve personal growth including mindfulness meditation, bilateral stimulation, EFT, somatic exercises, visualizations, vocalizing, and journaling you’ll learn to identify what’s happening in your system, enhance your self-regulation...

... and ultimately live in a sustained state of calm so your trauma response calms and the soul energy of your chakras can more consistently be in the driver’s seat of your choices.

As you do, you’ll let go of the tension between your human and spiritual being-ness and be able to live your soul purpose in a united and fulfilling state of wholeness.


During this exploration of personal growth and optimal wellbeing, you’ll:

  • Discover the duality between what your soul wants to experience as a human being, and how your body is holding you back from living your soul’s desires because it wants to protect you from danger
  • Understand how, when you get through trauma, the residue becomes imprinted on your vagus nerve, which can take you off your soul’s course
  • Explore how, when you calm your nervous system and release your body’s fears, your soul can have the fullest experience possible
  • Take a fascinating dive into polyvagal theory to discover how your vagus nerve aligns with your seven main chakras and learn how to listen to your body for profound healing cues
  • Embrace yourself as a spiritual being having a human experience and understand that your soul came into your body to know what it’s like to live in this world
  • Explore the generational roots of trauma and practice ways to recognize trauma sourced in your ancestral history
  • Learn how to create safety and connection in all aspects of your life and contribute to the healing of our planet by becoming a safe haven for others
  • And much more...

Trauma is a hot topic in today’s world, and in this course, C.J. will define what trauma really means, as she walks you through the different types you may encounter such as developmental, complex, and single event trauma.

You’ll build your capacity to differentiate your emotional reactions from your neurobiological responses. You’ll learn, for example, that fear is not an emotion... instead, it’s an appropriate physiological action a felt experience of your nervous system in process. This will help you become more attuned to how and where your trauma is held, release shame about being “too emotional,” and take control of your own healing.

C.J. will break down the psychological dimensions of each of the main chakras and how they align with the messaging centers of your vagus nerve. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with each of your chakras and feel how they imbue your body with soul energy.

You’ll learn polyvagal theory, which explains how the three branches of the vagus nerve the ventral (for safety), sympathetic (for mobility), and dorsal (for immobility) work to keep you safe.

And, as C.J. shows you how to make friends with your biological wiring system, you’ll develop your ability to access your spiritual inner light at will. Because when you know how your body interprets signals of safety, you can calm yourself.

And, through a still body, you experience your soul.

As icing on the cake, you’ll walk away from this program with a clear understanding of how to combine safety and spirituality to create a calmer, more loving experience for others sending ripples of peace further and further out into the world.


Podcast Host Nick Mather: “I Was Wildly Impressed With C.J.’s Ability to Clearly Explain the Chakras and the Vagus Nerve”

Podcast Host Gina Cavalier: “C.J.’s Work With Trauma Therapy and the Chakra System Is Revolutionary”

New York Times Bestselling Author Celeste Bradley: “C.J. Helped Me Put My Trauma Behind Me and Start Moving Forward”


What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

In this 7-week transformational course, C.J. will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to heal trauma so you can pursue your soul’s journey while enjoying your human existence.

Join the Livestream or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience


You’ll connect with C.J. and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of C.J.’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.

Weekly Sessions Thursdays at 1:00pm Pacific.

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with C.J. 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 combine power of the spiritual energy of your chakras and the protective signals of your vagus nerve to heal trauma.

Module 1: The Psychological Is the Spiritual Establish Safety in Your Body Through Healing & Grounding Practices (March 28)


In this opening module, you’ll explore the very human duality of a soulful journey in a 3-dimensional body, and begin to normalize the struggles we all go through.

C.J. will assert that your soul enters your body to have a human experience. Then trauma happens. There’s no human being that doesn’t experience traumatic moments. Even birth sits on the cusp of life or death.

In this opening session, C.J. will provide you with an overview of your vagus nerve and how it aligns with your seven main chakras. You’ll discover how your soul is the light that dances along this important, life-giving nerve to create the chakric beacons.

C.J. will break down how each of these chakras represent psychological dimensions of your human experience and how you can listen to your body for profound healing cues.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Bilateral stimulation exercises to ground you in your body as you settle in for the 7-week journey ahead
  • How to open to the healing signals of your body through a variety of somatic exercises
  • A visualization that connects you more deeply to the essence of your soul

Module 2: Getting Trauma Informed to Release Shame About Your “Emotional” Reactions (April 4)


What does the term “trauma” actually mean? How can you understand this term in relation to healing? It’s a word that’s heavily discussed these days, and, in this session, you’ll get trauma informed.

C.J. will share the distinction between a neurobiological response and a soulful emotion, and how polyvagal theory takes the shame out of what seemed to be heightened reactions.

You’ll learn about various types of trauma and dissociation. You’ll explore spiritual and other forms of bypassing, and come to understand how addictions are a way of reaching outside yourself for numbing.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The various types of trauma, what healing looks like and what to expect from trauma work with a therapist
  • How trauma is a generational problem and how to recognize trauma from your own ancestral history
  • Visualizations that will connect you to your body in safety and calm

Module 3: Connect Through Your “Soul” Nerve Restore Your System to Safety Through the Power of Your Vagus Nerve (April 11)


Befriending your biological wiring system helps you access your spiritual inner light. This is because when you know how your body interprets signals of safety, you can calm yourself. And, through a still body, you experience your soul.

In this class, you’ll explore your vagus nerve, not as something you study in anatomy class, but as a felt experience. You’ll learn polyvagal theory, which explains how the three branches of the vagus nerve work to keep you safe.

You’ll recognize the signals your vagus nerve sends you and how those messages can misfire, resulting in emotional disruption, unnecessary discomfort, and inaccurate responses when you have trauma stored in the system. C.J. will guide you through different ways to restore your system to safety.

She’ll also illustrate how mindfulness plays an important part in picking up accurate “cues.” You’ll find that, behind all that wiring, your soul operates your vagus nerve like a driving system.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn about the ventral (safety), sympathetic (mobility), and dorsal (immobility) vagal branches of your nervous system
  • Identify your internal experiences through a mindfulness meditation
  • Understand the “ceptions” proprioception, interoception, and “neuroception”
  • Identify when you’re disconnecting from your body, and discover how to shift your current state from dis-ease to ease

Module 4: Connect Your Chakras & Vagus Nerve to Experience Their Sacred Alignment & Profound Healing (April 18)


Chakras are the keys that unlock your present experiences. They’re literally a reflection of your soul energy that calls out and beckons for return signals from other souls.

In this session, C.J. will break down each of the psychological dimensions of the seven main chakras and how they align with the messaging centers of the vagus nerve.

You’ll learn how the organs in your body can be a messaging beacon.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Experience the profound connection between your chakras and vagus nerve as C.J. leads you through chakra visualizations
  • Identify when you’re having visceral versus somatic experiences
  • Explore the dimensions of essential and evolving chakras as we prepare for a deeper dive into these energy centers in upcoming classes

Module 5: Essential Chakras & the Vagus Nerve Learn How Your First 3 Chakras Help You Safely Navigate Your Life’s Journey (April 25)


This week, you’ll work with the first three chakras (root, sacral, and solar plexus), as you learn how these essential energy centers ground your body to this planet... keep your past memories... and contribute to your spiritual and psychological growth.

You’ll learn why these chakras are essential to your spiritual journey, and which branches of the vagus nerve connect to them. You’ll experience how messages of safety and danger are communicated through these chakras through sympathetic and dorsal vagal tones.

While the first three chakras are dismissed as earthly and unspiritual by some, C.J. will explain how they’re the most important energy centers to help you navigate life and form your identity.

In this class, you’ll:

  • Drop down in the root, sacral, and solar plexus with movement exercises
  • Learn about “attachment theory” and how it plays out in your vagal tone and chakras
  • Participate in journaling exercises to explore how your early experiences imprinted in these chakras and the vagus nerve and how they play out in your relationships

Module 6: Evolving Chakras & the Ventral Vagus Nerve Bring Greater Clarity & Connection Into Your Life (May 2)


In this module, you’ll learn how your vagus nerve and the light of your soul which travels through it align with your heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.

Now that you understand aspects of the vagus nerve in relation to your chakra energy, you’ll explore how the safety signals of the ventral vagus branch can lead you into more spiritual experiences. You’ll experience how, when your body feels safe, you can connect to your soul.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Experience relief through energy psychology and bilateral stimulation exercises
  • Understand in detail how the ventral vagus nerve brings clarity to your life
  • Discover vocal tones or “prosody,” and how they can connect you with others
  • Explore your empathy skills and energy alignment through your crown chakra

Module 7: Chakra & Vagus Nerve Energies That Can Save Our Planet Create Safety in All Aspects of Your Life & Learn How to Be a Safe Haven for Others (May 9)


In this closing module, you’ll look at how, when we combine safety and spirituality, we can create a safer, more loving experience for others sending ripples further and further outward.

Is this how we save our planet? Through creating a sense of safety within and loving ourselves first? The answer, according to C.J., is, a profound “Yes,” because safety brings peace.

You’ll learn how the energies involved in various relationships relate to the chakras and vagus nerve. You’ll come to understand that the attitude of expecting safe relationships is an avenue of self-discovery. And, you’ll explore how safety in your body and mind neurobiologically and etherically reflects onto others.

In this final session, you’ll

  • Discover how to create safety in all aspects of your life
  • Use journaling exercises to define physical, emotional, psychological, and etheric boundaries and help create peace and safety
  • Be guided in a somatic exercise to attune to your subtle energies and vagus nerve messaging centers
  • Cultivate curiosity, rather than judgment of others
  • Learn how to be present by noticing your own neurobiological responses
  • Receive wisdom on how to go forth and continue to live in safety


The Harmonize Your Vagus Nerve & Chakras to Manage Trauma Response Bonus Offering

In addition to C.J.’s transformative 7-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.

How & Why the Soul Chooses a Difficult Life
Video Interview With C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC, and Suzanne Giesemann

If your soul chooses to come to Earth and live the experiences it wants to learn, does it choose to be hurt? Does your soul underestimate the amount of pain and trauma that your body and psyche might experience? Can your soul get stuck because of this? Beloved Shift Network faculty and medium Suzanne Giesemann connects with her guides in this profound 32-minute video as she shares important wisdom with C.J. Llewelyn about the soul’s choices and journey to the Earth plane.


Chakras & the Vagus Nerve
PDF Chapters by C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC

You’ll learn how the vagus nerve and chakras are really an extension of one another and how they work to inform your body and soul in these chapters from C.J. Llewelyn’s book, Chakras and the Vagus Nerve. Chapter 2, “Finding the Sacred in Your Biology,” breaks down the different branches of the vagus nerve and explains how they create safety in your body so you can access your spirituality. Chapter 3, “The Connection Between the Vagus Nerve and Chakras,” illustrates how each chakra aligns with the vagus nerve.


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What People Are Saying About C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC...


Victoria Ray Henderson: “C.J. Helped Me Ground Myself and Feel Safe in My Body”

Betsy Muller: “C.J.’s Teaching Can Help People Calm Down and Be Their Very Best”

“C.J.’s presentation brings together the two systems of the chakras and vagus nerve in ways that were mind-blowing.”

C.J.’s presentation brings together the two systems of the chakras and vagus nerve in ways that were mind-blowing. She showed how to listen to our bodies to identify and work through trauma responses.
C. Farrel

“Suddenly, everything about myself makes more sense!”

I knew about chakras but never heard about the vagus nerve before I went to C.J.’s workshop. Suddenly, everything about myself makes more sense!
Sharon K.

“Very inspiring and hopeful information.”

Very inspiring and hopeful information. Well-researched and thought-provoking.
Samuel M.

“C.J. Llewelyn has a wonderful ability to make you feel welcome.”

C.J. Llewelyn has a wonderful ability to make you feel welcome. Her information was so accessible.
Molly A.

“I had read the book so I couldn’t wait to hear her present. She didn’t disappoint.”

I had read the book so I couldn’t wait to hear her present. She didn’t disappoint. Very insightful and new. Don’t miss her workshops; they are pretty cool.
Brittany S.


Join the Global Community


Harmonize Your Vagus Nerve & Chakras to Manage Trauma Response offers some of the most transformational 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 C.J. Llewelyn 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

Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With C.J. Llewelyn

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from trauma therapist and Reiki Master C.J. Llewelyn from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you to work with the combined power of your chakras and your vagus nerve to heal trauma so you can ignite your inner light and pursue your soul’s journey. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 1:00pm Pacific.

Seven 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.

Seven 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.

Seven 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.

Seven 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.

The Harmonize Your Vagus Nerve & Chakras to Manage Trauma Response Bonus Offering
  • How & Why the Soul Chooses a Difficult Life
    Video Interview With C.J. Llewelyn and Suzanne Giesemann
  • Chakras & the Vagus Nerve
    PDF Chapters by C.J. Llewelyn

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Course, Harmonize Your Vagus Nerve & Chakras to Manage Trauma Response


We feel honored that C.J. Llewelyn has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online course. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a trauma therapist and Reiki Master whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about healing trauma so you can pursue your soul’s journey while enjoying your human existence, 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.


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About C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC

C.J. Llewelyn, M.Ed., LPC, who has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, has worked with clients overcoming trauma, addictions, and eating disorders in both treatment centers and private practice. A trained Internal Family Systems therapist and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), she melds polyvagal theory, energy psychology, and knowledge of the chakras and subtle energies in her work. She is also a Reiki master in the lineage of Dr. Mikao Usui.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What’s a virtual course?

A: It’s a great way to engage with live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is any connected device. 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.


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 April 11, 2024. 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.)


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