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Episode 162

Insights from Polyvagal Theory

In this conversation with Deb Dana we speak about the three organizing principles, coregulation and neuroception, flavors of nervous system regulation, working with dorsal, and nervous system regulation.

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In this podcast we talk about:

04:30 One nervous system at a time
09:30 The organizing principle of hierarchy
14:00 Coregulation and neuroception
18:30 Flavors of NS regulation
27:00 Creating the map with clients
31:30 Working with the dorsal state
35:30 Adaptive survival states
40:30 Addressing relationship ruptures
46:00 Making the implicit, explicit
54:30 Nervous system regulation

Resources Mentioned:
Stephen Porges

About Deb

Deb Dana

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives. She is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both understandable and accessible - for clinicians and curious people alike. Deb is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the author of several books, including the upcoming book, “Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory”.


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