Safety Resources

About Us

The creators, Susan and Jenaya are Interprofessional Mental Health and Addiction graduate students at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. This website is the final project for a course in the program. They chose this topic because they think polyvagal theory is an important framework to understand our physiological states and how they affect our mental and physical health and they want this information to be available to more people.

Jenaya holds a BSc in Kinesiology, alongside a minor in Psychology from Washington State University. Her experience spans over several years, working in assisted residential services, community inclusion, and outreach initiatives dedicated to supporting individuals with diversabilities and complex needs. Her passion lies in exploring developmental trauma, C-PTSD, somatic therapy, and Polyvagal theory.

Susan earned her degree in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Victoria. With eight years of experience as a community acupuncturist, she harbours a profound interest in comprehending the human experience, and passionately supports individuals in pursuing their desired life paths.

Land Acknowledgement

Susan and Jenaya are settlers of European descent. We live, work, and play on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) speaking peoples, also known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We recognize the ongoing violence of colonialism and are committed to reconciliation and meaningfully engaging with local indigenous communities.