Recent advances in neurobiology and traumatology provide valuable information in relation to the way that we understand the mind/body paradigm, which in turn has significant impacts on the way that student and teacher wellbeing is conceptualised. Through a combination of autoethnography and collaborative action research, this study is designed to explore the implications of working with teachers to introduce the Polyvagal Theory into the classroom. Teachers from two local secondary schools will be provided with the opportunity to take part in the collaborative action research component of this year-long study. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews will form a major part of the data collection process in conjunction with a series of educational workshops.
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