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Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice for Individuals

Polyvagal Theory: Principles & Practice for Individuals

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Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana guides us, by means of simple exercises, to understand and befriend our autonomic nervous system, engaging its healing capacities to connect with ourselves and with our social world." --Gabor Maté, MD, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Course Overview

In the last few years there has been groundbreaking neuroscience research that has fundamentally changed our understanding of how trauma, adverse childhood experiences and chronic stress impact individuals psychologically, physiologically, emotionally and socially. Polyvagal Theory provides a guide to a new view of well-being through understanding the body’s nervous system. With Polyvagal Theory we have a framework to explore the ways experience shapes the nervous system and the pathways that lead to healing. This workshop presents the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory in combination with practices that bring the theory into practical application through recorded teaching modules with master clinician Deb Dana. This is an introductory webinar for individuals who wish to explore the key principles of Polyvagal Theory and how to bring them into clinical practice. 4 CEU’s are available for purchase.

Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.

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Deb Dana, LCSW

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. Deb’s clinical work published with W.W. Norton includes The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client Centered Practices, and the Polyvagal Flip Chart. She partners with Sounds True to bring her polyvagal perspective to a general audience through the audio program Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory and her forthcoming print book Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory. To learn more, visit or

Deb Dana, LCSW


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