Polyvagal Institute

the art and science of human connection

Polyvagal Institute is a not-for-profit dedicated to creating a new paradigm for health and wellness.  We provide training, support community and facilitate research centered around a revolutionary understanding of the body and mind, as presented in the work of Stephen Porges and Polyvagal Theory.

What is Polyvagal Theory and Why Does It Matter?

Polyvagal Theory (PVT) presents a new understanding of how our nervous system works. It explains the biological foundations of safety, reciprocity and resilience. And it gives us insights as to how we can become better, more effective communicators.  

In this video, Stephen Porges, the creator of PVT, and Deb Dana, its most well known teacher, discuss the art and science of the theory and its applications.


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