Originally recorded as part of our Connection Masterclass, this is a one hour and forty-five minute video-based (Zoom) deep-dive with Deb Dana, LCSW into the clinical applications of Polyvagal Theory
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.
Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory is applicable across the board to relationships, mental health, and trauma. She delves into the intricacies of how we can all use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives. Deb is well known for translating PVT into a language and application that is both clear and accessible - and for her significant contribution, pioneering Rhythm of Regulation® methodology, tools, techniques and practices which continue to open up the power of PVT for professionals and curious people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.
Deb has a busy career training therapists around the world in how to bring a Polyvagal approach into their clinical practice, and also works with agencies and larger systems to explore how to incorporate a Polyvagal perspective. She is a founding member of The Polyvagal Institute, a consultant to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte.
Deb believes that we all benefit when we have a basic understanding of the ways the nervous system works and learn how to become active operators of this essential system. Following this passion has led her to offering workshops in partnership with groups and communities outside of the clinical arena - and bringing the Polyvagal perspective to the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, experiences of daily living.
In conversation with NATUREZA GABRIEL, Founder of Hearth Science, SPC.
Originally recorded as part of our Connection Masterclass, this is a 90-minute deep-dive with Stephen Porges into the Origins and Implications of the Polyvagal Theory.