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Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted

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Overview of Polyvagal Theory for the Newly Acquainted

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Stephen Porges, PhD

Deb Dana, LCSW

Course Overview

If you’re new to Polyvagal Theory and want to get a better understanding of it in a way that is time-efficient and reliable, this is a good place to start. You’ll be learning from the experts who know it best, and you can do so at your own pace, and in your own space. This 2-hour overview of Polyvagal Theory, presented by the creator, Dr. Stephen Porges, and renowned trainer, Deb Dana, LCSW, walks us through the key concepts that provide the foundation for the theory and its application. Recommended for all audiences, both clinical and lay. Optional one hour live broader student community discussions: • August 8, 2023 at 11 am Eastern Time with Deb Dana, LCSW • August 17, 2023 at 11 am Eastern Time with Stephen Porges, PhD Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.


2-hours of recorded lecture, two readings, and an opportunity to join Dr. Porges and Deb Dana, LCSW for live discussion: • Lecture: Polyvagal Theory A Neuroscience Explaining Reactions to Safety and Threat • Lecture: Navigating the Nervous System: A Polyvagal Guided Approach with Deb Dana, LCSW • Reading: Polyvagal Primer • Reading: A Beginner's Guide To Polyvagal Theory • Live Broader Student Community Discussion with Stephen Porges, PhD • Live Broader Student Community Discussion with Deb Dana, LCSW



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CE's and/or Certificate of Completion Available

Certificate of Completion upon course completion.
"Amazing information, thanks for sharing. This is clear, simple, and can be life changing. As a therapist, is a very good resource and I would love to continue with other courses." --Antonia Brito


Stephen Porges, PhD

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. 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 is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by approximately 3,000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement. Dr. Porges is a founder of the Polyvagal Institute.

Stephen Porges, PhD

Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma and developer of the Rhythm of Regulation training series.


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