Personal and professional development using neurobiology and Polyvagal Theory
Supervision / Consultation Groups
Beginning with a safe, non-threatening space, supervision/consultation groups inspire a sense of camaraderie as we share together, learning how to provide more efficient and practical support for our clients. These groups are intended for practitioners who work with therapy or bodywork clients and are interested in applying neurobiology perspectives, polyvagal theory, and somatic training to their work.
Over the last 30 years, I’ve conducted more than 31,000 therapy sessions. I incorporate this experience, along with years of somatic study in Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, and my own lens of Post-Traumatic Growth Somatic Therapy™, into these supervision groups. With the nervous system and client wholeness serving as the foundation, these groups utilize the Polyvagal Theory, somatic therapy, and general neurobiological and trauma-informed principles. If you are a therapist exploring mindfulness-based or somatic psychotherapies, or you have an interest in Hakomi or Somatic Experiencing and would like to engage expert supervision for this process, these supervision groups are an excellent fit for your personal and professional development.
Offered twice monthly online, these groups provide individualized guidance and support from colleagues in an intimate group setting. Bring your cases and questions, and we’ll discuss the resources and information you need to inform your practice. At times, this involves gaining a further understanding of a client’s options and where therapy feels stuck. At other times, your core beliefs and experiences might be limiting your therapeutic choices at the moment. We gently explore this in a way that builds confidence and considers alternatives for working with various client presentations.
My overarching goal is for you to feel seen, heard, supported, and equipped to intervene with your clients in more innovative, compassionate ways. You can expect to feel stronger and empowered in this process of your own clinical and personal growth. The aim here is to engender a positive experience that frees up energy.
My goals in offering supervision are:
To help therapists have more confidence and clarity in working with the newer neurobiological perspectives and mindfulness-based and somatic approaches.
To help therapists develop professional confidence and an enhanced ability to act from their direct experiences in their practice and to help them develop their own therapeutic voice.
To help therapists explore alternative ways of seeing and working with particular client challenges.
Please note that I cannot offer refunds for late cancellations due to limited group size.
"If someone is feeling stuck, stagnant, or unsure about their capabilities as a therapist, I would highly recommend Ruby Jo to help facilitate deeper exploration into how to work with those feelings. Also, if someone is struggling with countertransference or a “tough client”, Ruby Jo can help bring a wider perspective about the client as a whole - not just the behavior or diagnosis!"
– Emily Carleton, MA, LPC, C-IAYT
Licensed Professional Counselor , Certified Yoga Therapist , Fort Collins, CO