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What Happens in Vagus Stays in Vagus

In-Person Training
(Johnson City)

1 CE Hour

What Happens in Vagus Stays in Vagus

Latonia Collie, LMSW

Presentation Date/Time

Friday, February 16, 2024
12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
(Networking opportunity from 12noon – 12:30pm EST)


Turning Point-Frontier Health
208 E. Unaka Ave
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

This presentation is designed to give a brief overview of the Vagus Nerve, how it affects us in our everyday lives,and also an intro to the Polyvagal Theory . It is my hope that this brief presentation serves as a reminder of how important mindfulness, movement, and stress management benefits us and our clients physically and mentally. There will also be a quick activity that should be able to be used personally or in session with those we serve.


  • What is the role of the autonomic nervous system
  • How this nerve impacts your body and mind
  • What The Polyvagal Theory says about it
  • How to protect “my last nerve” LOL

About the Speaker(s)

Latonia Collie, LMSW

Latonia M. Collie, LMSW is a 2022 graduate of ETSU. Latonia Graduated with her MSW and received her certification in Drug and Alcohol Addiction . Latonia is currently a therapist at Tri Star Counseling in Kingsport Tennessee. Latonia recently resigned as a Medical Social Worker with Hospice, where she learned so much about living, loving, and saying goodbye to those we love. In her practice, Latonia works with individuals in addiction, those who suffer with grief, anxiety, depression,and OCD. Latonia also works with pre teens and teenagers, and specializes in couple’s therapy .

Latonia was a founding member of The Northeast Tennessee Association of Black Social Workers , where she served as the chapter’s first Vice President for two years. Latonia Currently serves as the Staff Advisor for the chapter . Latonia currently serves as the membership coordinator for the NASW for Northeast Tennessee under the leadership of the local Chair, Corly L. Whitfield. She is a member of Johnson City’s NAACP, The Progress Together Club (PROTO) which is Washington County’s first and oldest black civic organization which was founded in 1952. Latonia is also a member of the illustrious women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated , the first historical black sorority founded in 1908 on the Campus of Howard.

Presenter Contact

If you any questions, please contact Hunter Cook.

TLPCA Contact

If you any questions, please contact Hunter Cook.