The San People of the Kalahari (pictured at left) are widely considered to be the finest trackers in the world.
In this video, Gabriel Kram takes us on a deep dive into applying the lens of tracking to our own neurophysiology. Using a Polyvagal perspective, what does it mean to track our own nervous system states, and how do we do this? Many other ancestral and indigenous cultures have developed maps for this process, with words that specifically denote facets of this tracking. In this video, we'll learn about what it means to track physiology, and how to go about doing it in ourselves and with others. Although this video was initially created for healthcare providers, its application is more general.
Related Practices:See Ways of Knowing. See Interoception. For an overview of Tracking, see Tracking as Governing Metaphor. See Building Ropes. If you'd like a brief introduction to the Polyvagal theory (our physiology tracking lens is Polyvagal), visit our Brief Illustrated Guide to Polyvagal Theory. See our film about the Polyvagal Theory, The Science of Safety (Polyvagal Theory). For a comprehensive exploration of the theory with its developer, see The Future of Medicine and Mental Health, with Dr. Stephen Porges, PhD. See Polyvagal Mapping.
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