Vagal Toning To Heal Triggers

When talking isn’t enough to heal a traumatized nervous system, Dr. Stephen Porges and Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk recommend vagal toning to safely calm the nervous system and release trauma from the body.
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Join this Vagal Toning Program with over 30,000 therapists and clients who are discovering practical 10-minute-a-day vagus nerve toning exercises to help:

  • Strengthen the vagus nerve to reduce the intensity and frequency of triggers, flashbacks, and nightmares
  • Reconnect with soothing sensations of calm and groundedness within the body and nervous system after surviving trauma or chronic stress
  • Safely release traumatic memories and energy held in the body with gentle vagal toning therapeutic exercises
  • Reduce feelings of overwhelm through somatic movement
  • Reclaim feelings of love and kindness for the self and others
  • Restore sensations of power and self-agency to ease feelings of dissociation and helplessness
  • Earn 8 hours of CE credit, available for purchase 
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If you or your client is living with an overwhelmed nervous system, the vagus nerve is likely weak. 

This can make it challenging to regulate your emotions and triggers.

However, according to leading trauma expert Dr. Stephen Porges, the key to supporting the nervous system in moving to a calm and more regulated state is through the vagus nerve.

Furthermore, the vagus nerve is the main nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for helping the body return to a state of balance (Breit et al., 2018). 

This is why if one’s vagus nerve is weak, it is harder for one to regulate their emotions (Breit et al., 2018; Porges et al., 1994).

Whereas a higher vagal tone is associated with emotional stability and resilience (Porges et al., 1994). 

The vagus nerve is one of the longest branches of nerves in the body, which communicates information from our vital organs back to the brain (Breit et al., 2018).

Thankfully, there is a way to increase the tone of the vagus nerve to support you in moving to a place of emotional stability. 

For this reason, Rewire Trauma Therapy has brought together our top experts in the field of Polyvagal Theory to create this specialized program featuring over 14 different 10-minute techniques that can help to tone the vagus nerve.

Thousands of people and therapists who have purchased this program have reported seeing noticeable improvements from their first week of integrating these 10-minute techniques into their daily routine.

Therefore, with these techniques and enough time, we believe you can help yourself and your clients reduce the intensity and frequency of triggers.

We would also like you to note that we have a 72-hour money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program.

Introducing The Vagal Toning Program: 10-Minute Techniques For Toning The Vagus Nerve To Heal The Traumatized Nervous System 


Including Seven Vagal Toning Techniques:

Technique 1: Nurturing Touch For Emotional Regulation And Vagus Reset

This practice focuses on strengthening our vagus nerve through self-touch. This exercise focuses on working with stored trauma within the body.

Technique 2: Breath And Vocal Toning For Vagus Reset

Trauma can cause us to move into spaces of fight or flight- causing the body and mind to become activated. When we find ourselves in that state, these are good breathwork exercises to explore.

Technique 3: Vagal Toning Of The Abdomen - Breath and Movement Exercise

This exercise focuses on vagal toning with abdominal exercises to release any traumatic memories and energy held in the abdominal area. This exercise works with the sides of our bodies.

Technique 4: Vagal Toning Of The Abdomen - Abdominal Massage

This exercise focuses on polyvagal toning with abdominal exercises to release any traumatic memories and energy held in the abdominal area. This exercise works with the center of our bodies.

Technique 5: Vagal Toning Through The Eyes

This exercise focuses on softening the muscles around the eyes. We hold a lot of tension in our eyes- learning to relax the eye muscles helps to relax our bodies.

Technique 6: Healing Touch For Vagal Toning - Eyes And Face

This exercise involves eye tracking as well as gentle neck stretches and upper body movement. This exercise helps to orientate ourselves in an attempt to bring ourselves back into a settled, calming space.

Technique 7: Dissolving The Freeze State

This exercise focuses on the rewiring of the polyvagal system with very gentle rocking motions of the pelvis and the spine to wake up the dormant energy that often resides in the abdomen after a traumatic experience.

7 Bonus Techniques

Receive seven additional expert-guided techniques guided by the founder of Rewire Trauma Therapy and psychiatric nurse, Tanya Zajdel. The bonus section includes:

  • A humming & tapping technique
  • A creative voice expression exercise
  • An exercise focused on resolving tunnel vision after trauma
  • An empowerment exercise using pushing arm movements
  • A facial expression exercise
  • A voice and water exercise to relax the vocal chords
  • An exercise to activate the parasympathetic nervous system


+ 7 Expert Integration Modules:

Theory Module 1: Polyvagal Theory & Somatic Healing With Suzanne Gundersen (22-min)

  • What the vagus nerve is and common misconceptions of it

  • The science of stress and how to calm the nervous system from a stress response

  • How to prevent triggers through somatic rewiring

Theory Module 2: Vagal Toning Exercises With Suzanne Gundersen (24-min)

  • Practical vagus nerve toning techniques

  • Advanced and beginner techniques

Theory Module 3: Social Attunement & Somatics With Suzanne Gundersen (24-min)

  • Why social attunement is critical for vagus nerve stimulation and simple techniques to foster it

Theory Module 4: Introduction To Heart Rate Variability WIth Matt Bennett (28-min)

  • Using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to tone the vagus nerve

  • Working with the freeze response with the Polyvagal ladder

  • Clinical applications of Polyvagal Theory & HRV

Theory Module 5: Pathways To Healing And Mental Health With Matt Bennett (33-min)

  • How diet, sleep and exercise affect HRV, our health, and inflammation

  • Learning what techniques and exercises help to improve the vagal tone of the vagus nerve to improve emotional regulation

  • How to track your emotional progress with HRV

Theory Module 6: Heart Rate Variability: Resilience And Regulation With Jorina Elbers (33-min)

  • What HRV is and how to use it in trauma treatment

  • How HRV predicts health and well-being and how to increase your HRV

  • What is HeartMath and how it can facilitate HRV treatment

Theory Module 7: HRV Biofeedback And Demonstration With Jorina Elbers (23-min)

  • Biofeedback demonstrations

  • Using HeartMath technology

Somatic Sensations & Body Scan Guide

Body scans are somatic practices that often elicit bodily sensations or emotions. This comprehensive guide includes:

  • A list of the different emotions and sensations that arise

  • A guide on what to do if no emotions or sensations arise

  • Steps and suggestions on how to manage overwhelming sensations or emotions that may arise from body scans

Our Programs Come With:

  • Ongoing trauma sensitive email support from our team of experts throughout the entire program

  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates

  • Technical support via email and messenger

  • Start at any time at your own pace

  • A 72-hour money-back guarantee

Register Here For $240

By joining the Vagal Toning Program you can access 7 theory modules, 7 vagus nerve toning techniques, 7 bonus techniques, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with a dysregulated nervous system.

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“It helps me to feel the body and everything that happens in it, to slow down, and be focused. I found the tools of Rewire Therapy very practical and it suits me.”


Milena Blankman, Survivor
"I would think if someone was new to therapy, these exercises would help calm their mind and body so they could be more vulnerable and become more conscious and aware of their thoughts and feelings. This is a great program and I hope people take advantage of it"

Matt Domyancic, Medically Retired Cop
"I notice that I am 'tolerating' more feelings and exploring them as being transient, also to see if they are information for the here and now or something else. The approach is so gentle that I forget the power of that. I am grateful and get that this is ongoing."

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"The course was presented in a very fresh, interesting, and informative way. The panel was extremely caring, professional, and engaging. The theory, exercises, and bonus program exercises were a beautiful way to present such rich information."

Rita Ehrman, Survivor
"The tools I learned in your program helped me to feel less anxious, more connected to my body, helped me to sleep better, and have a little less pain. I will come back to these tools throughout my day and look forward to re-watching the videos."
Tracie Jones, Survivor
"I found the videos were easy to fit in because they are short and didn’t overwhelm me. I began to look forward to the calm and peace it would bring to my body to follow along with a drama or art therapy technique."

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By joining the Vagal Toning Program you can access 7 theory modules, 7 vagus nerve toning techniques, 7 bonus techniques, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with a dysregulated nervous system.

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Meet The Experts

Tanya Zajdel


Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.

Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.

Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.


Deirdre O Connor


As a trauma-informed somatic therapist, counselor, and movement therapist I have always had a keen interest in how our bodies reflect and somatize our thoughts and feelings. This fascination and exploration have spanned almost three decades, over 3,000 hours of training, and working with thousands of students and clients in this field.

As a body-based therapist, I embraced Craniosacral Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy as ways of working with our earliest emotional wounds. I’ve trained in the NeouroAffective Polyvagal Trauma- Informed work of Dr. Aline LaPierre which works through attuned touch, presence, and somatic dialogue to meet those places in us that can continue to hold trauma in the muscular bracing patterns of anxiety and long-term stress.


Dr. Jorina Elbers


Dr. Jorina Elbers is a Canadian board-certified pediatric neurologist with a master’s degree in Epidemiology from Stanford University. She worked as an assistant professor at Stanford Children’s Health, where she researched the medical symptoms and neurophysiology of chronic stress and trauma in children and authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications. She is currently the Director of the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute and developed their trauma-sensitive HeartMath certification program for health practitioners, called The Resilient Heart.


Matt Bennett


Matt Bennett is a founder of Optimal HRV and president of the nonprofit, Optimal Innovation Group. As a relentless advocate for trauma-informed care and healing, Matt’s passion manifests in his books, including his most recent publication, Heart Rate Variability: Using Biometrics to Improve Outcomes in Trauma-Informed Organizations as well as his Trauma-Informed Lens and Heart Rate Variability Podcasts.

Matt combines his masters’ degrees in psychology and business administration with his practical experience as a therapist and leader to develop research-based solutions and training to improve the health of individuals, staff, organizations, and systems.


Suzanne Gundersen


Suzanne Gundersen has been working as a Somatic Trauma Release Specialist for over 15 years. She helps people on a healing journey to naturally transform their stress, experience important breakthroughs in trauma, and become self-healers.

Suzanne’s personal struggle with chronic anxiety and emotional eating led her to seek alternative approaches that helped her shed layers of dysfunction, drop hundreds of pounds and use of anxiety meds. Along the way she uncovered her value and now lives with self-honor, compassion and grit & grace. In her stress release toolbox, she uses Somatic Regulation Techniques (including: TRE- Trauma Release Exercises™, Somatic Orienting/Experiencing™, Vagal Toning exercises, and Neuro-Energy Tapping -her unique style). Her approach helps people reprogram and rewire their whole mind (body, nervous system & brain) that lessen and resolve chronic stress and trauma symptoms. You too can transform!


Information on CE Credits

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By joining the Vagal Toning Program you can access 7 theory modules, 7 vagus nerve toning techniques, 7 bonus techniques, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with a dysregulated nervous system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Register Here For $240

By joining the Vagal Toning Program you can access 7 theory modules, 7 vagus nerve toning techniques, 7 bonus techniques, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with a dysregulated nervous system.

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Breit, S., Kupferberg, A., Rogler, G., & Hasler, G. (2018). Vagus nerve as modulator of the brain–gut axis in psychiatric and inflammatory disorders. Frontiers in psychiatry, 44.
Fallis, J. (2021, December 24). How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve for Better Mental Health. Optimal Living Dynamics.
Porges, S. W., Doussard-Roosevelt, J. A., & Maiti, A. K. (1994). Vagal tone and the physiological regulation of emotion. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59(2-3), 167–186.
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