Deb Dana - Polyvagal Theory & Befriending the Nervous System After Trauma
The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living powerfully shaping our experiences of safety and influencing our capacity for connection. What begins with our biology becomes the story that shapes our days.
Polyvagal Theory provides a guide to the autonomic circuits that underlie behaviors and beliefs, and an understanding of the body to brain pathways that give birth to our personal stories of safety and survival.
When we learn the language of the nervous system, we can safely tune in, turn toward our inner experience, and begin to reshape our autonomic pathways. In this presentation, we’ll explore how to answer the essential question, “What does the nervous system need in this moment to find safety in connection?
About the Speaker:
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, Clinical Advisor to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. 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 Befriending Your Nervous System, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart.
For more information on Deb’s work, please see: www.rhythmofregulation.com
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