Watch researcher Stephen Porges and expert clinician Deb Dana in this rare virtual training to fully learn the theory and the practice of integrating Polyvagal into your clinical work.
In times of crisis, our clients may want to anchor in an autonomic state of calmness and social engagement. But our physiological state, emotions, and nervous state can override our capacity to be calm and we often mobilize into sympathetic fight and flight, anger and anxiety, or dorsal despair, disconnection, and collapse.
This pervasive threat may destabilize our nervous systems and limit our capacity to provide the cues to our clients consistent with our benevolent intentions to connect, support, and be present.
Now you can learn the science that explains how social behavior turns off defenses and promotes feeling safe – critical in the world of treating trauma – and how to inform your practice with this latest, and most respected, science.
Applying a Polyvagal perspective to our therapeutic strategies that witness and expand the capacity to feel safe - and use social behavior to regulate the physiological state - can be effective in treating psychological disorders that are dependent on defense systems.
Purchase today for this don’t miss training with Dr. Porges and Deb Dana.
About the Presenters:
Steven Porges, Ph.D., is a distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. His work has been cited in more than 30,000 peer reviewed papers and his videos on YouTube have been viewed more than 1,000,000 times.
In 1994, he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™, which currently is used by more than 2000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.
Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties, from Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma. She is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute and clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, co-editor with Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart. rhythmofregulation.com
Financial: Deb Dana receives royalties as an author for W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Non-financial: Deb Dana has no relevant non-financial relationship.