The state of our nervous system
creates our experience
of the world.

We have 2 main biological imperatives: to feel safe and to socially engage.

The Enhanced Resilience Training (ERT™) is a comprehensive approach to feeding our nervous system what it most desires.

An approach that works with all ages, cultures and genders

Individuals don’t need to understand the theory behind how trauma impacts the nervous system for ERT™ to work for them

Restorative & Preventative

ERT™ helps individuals reconnect with themselves and their bodies, allowing their nervous system to return to a place of safety and resource.

By freeing the body from maladaptive coping mechanisms, and training it to respond effectively to unsafe situations in the future—individuals find self efficacy and develop a strong capacity for healthy self defense.

Effective & Measurable

Individuals who try ERT™ experience a noticeable transformation in their bodies and a positive emotional shift—within a very short period of time.

This training restores the nervous system to its natural state of calm and safety, which results in emotional freedom and a sense of joy that builds throughout the process.

Effective & Measurable

ERT’s process effectively re-calibrates the nervous system without a ‘talk therapy’ approach, meaning that individuals can engage with ERT’s program and find lasting relief, even if they aren’t necessarily seeking out therapy.

ERT’s program offers the results of effective trauma therapy—quickly and effectively—without requiring individuals to re-live, share or even become aware of traumatic events that have left their mark.

Polyvagal Theory

Stephen W. Porges is an American psychologist and neuroscientist, and the founder of Polyvagal Theory.

He is the Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Porges is also currently Director of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Indiana University Bloomington, which studies trauma.

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The work you are doing is remarkable because you take individuals who, in our terminology we would say are deeply injured…but you are not responding to the injury you are in a sense triggering strength. So sometimes we think people who are injured we want to fix them, but if we truly understand how our nervous system and our humanity needs cues of engagement with movement, and we facilitate this, the person begins to re-occupy their body, ‘they become re-embodied.’

So, I think the process of Enhanced Resilience Training is this re-embodiment. I think successful trauma therapy is re-embodiment because the adaptive reaction to great chronic threat, severe trauma, is functionally that we leave our own body and we call that disassociation; and if it is not totally dissociative, we live in our cortex and that means turning off our feedback loops in our body so we start getting illness and in our culture we call that chronic stress; but take the stress away and the body won’t retune because it needs cues of safety; and it forgot what they are or how to get them.

What you’ve done in your resilience training model is you have brought integration movement and social engagement together and it’s the magic of social engagement, the presence of being with these people and being reciprocal with them (and they with each other) that allows them to become re-embodied, the mind and body become co-regulated.”

-Dr. Stephan Proges

ERT™ strives to maximize the impact that one healthy individual has on the larger community.

Learn about ERT’s founder and the history of the program.

ERT History