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.