Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

This book distills that theory into practical clinical tips, explaining its relevance to the social engagement system and offering clinical examples, including cases of trauma and autism.

Author: Stephen W. Porges

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393707878

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Bridging the gap between research, science, and the therapy room. The polyvagal theory explains the biological origins of a variety of social behaviors and emotional disorders. This book distills that theory into practical clinical tips, explaining its relevance to the social engagement system and offering clinical examples, including cases of trauma and autism.

The Polyvagal Theory and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory Two Book Set

This product includes Stephen W. Porges' The Polyvagal Theory and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory. The Polyvagal Theory compiles, for the first time, Stephen Porges' decades of research.

Author: Stephen W. Porges


ISBN: 9780393713077



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This product includes Stephen W. Porges' The Polyvagal Theory and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory. The books are packaged as a shrink-wrapped set.

The Polyvagal Theory Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions Attachment Communication and Self regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience. This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen W. Porges’s decades of research.

Author: Stephen W. Porges

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039370906X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience. This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen W. Porges’s decades of research. A leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, Porges is the mind behind the groundbreaking Polyvagal Theory, which has startling implications for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and autism. Adopted by clinicians around the world, the Polyvagal Theory has provided exciting new insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust, and intimacy.

The Little Book of Trauma Healing Revised Updated

Deb Dana, Beginners Guide to Polyvagal Theory, Rhythm of Regulation, Accessed February 2020.'s% 20Guide.pdf Stephen W. Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory, 26– 27.

Author: Carolyn Yoder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680996363

Category: Law

Page: 120

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How do we address trauma, interrupt cycles of violence, and build resilience in a turbulent world of endless wars, nationalism, othering, climate crisis, racism, pandemics, and terrorism? This fully updated edition offers a practical framework, processes, and useful insights. The traumas of our world go beyond individual or one-time events. They are collective, ongoing, and the legacy of historical injustices. How do we stay awake rather than numbing or responding violently? How do we cultivate individual and collective courage and resilience? This Little Book provides a justice-and-conflict-informed community approach to addressing trauma in nonviolent, neurobiologically sound ways that interrupt cycles of violence and meet basic human needs for justice and security. In these pages, you’ll find the core framework and tools of the internationally acclaimed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program developed at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in response to 9/11. A startlingly helpful approach.

When the Center Does Not Hold

Deb Dana, “A Beginners Guide to Polyvagal Theory,” 2018, Stephen W. Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (New York: W. W. Norton, 2017), 26–27.

Author: David R. Brubaker

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506453066

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Over the past forty years, congregations, businesses, other organizations, and communities across the United States have become increasingly divided along political and ideological lines. In When the Center Does Not Hold, David R. Brubaker, with contributions by colleagues Everett Brubaker, Carolyn Yoder, and Teresa J. Haase, offers relevant, practical mentorship on navigating polarized environments. Through easily accessible stories, they provide tools and processes that will equip leaders to both manage themselves and effectively lead others in highly polarized and anxious systems. Coaching includes guidance on key characteristics of effective leadership in times of polarization: refusing contempt, honoring dignity, broadening binaries, seeking first to understand, inviting disagreement, and staying connected. With years of combined experience in the fields of conflict transformation and organizational and leadership studies, Brubaker and his colleagues offer hope. Here, readers learn from leaders and communities that continue to renew the covenants that bind them, courageously address deeper needs that drive conflict, and hold on to a moral center while navigating the storms of polarization.

Disrupting the Bystander

28 Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory. 29 Dana, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy. 30 Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory. 31 H. Findeis and E. Peters, "Disturbing Effects of Low Frequency Sound Immissions and ...

Author: A.V. Flox

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 194493457X

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Public displays of abusive dynamics aren't limited to the "lover's quarrel" that we so often witness (silently). Abuse can arise in any interpersonal relationship. Coercing a friend to loan money or isolate from others is abuse. Mocking a coworker with racial slurs or homophobic insults is abuse. A community leader using their position and influence to maintain control over their friends or partners is abuse. Societal reluctance to identify these behaviors as abuse can lead to the "bystander effect" or "bystander apathy," where witnesses hesitate or outright refrain from intervening in moments of crisis. By normalizing this reluctance, we are failing survivors. Confronting abuse in our interpersonal spaces requires identifying abuse as it happens and strategies for proactive, compassionate intervention. Disrupting the Bystander provides the toolkit for the lapsed bystander to learn how to identify and intervene in situations of interpersonal abuse.

Basics of the Polyvagal Theory

2017. The Pocket Guide to The Polyvagal Theory. The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017. —. 2015. The Polyvagal Theory & The Vagal Nerve – #264. YouTube. [Online] Bulletproof, 02. 12 2015.

Author: Inke Jochims

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3753468754

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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The Polyvagal Theory is one of the most important contemporary theories when it comes to therapy and coaching as well as for personal self-development. It helps to understand yourself and your psyche in a much better way than ever before. It also explains how and why we relate to the world around us the same way we do. Every person applying this theory in life will get a far-reaching tool for regulating themselves and handling others. Never has there been another possibility of that kind. The origin from Stephen W. Porges is in parts hard to understand because it is solely scientific. After long research, the author has managed to craft a book that keeps the original valuable content and knowledge but makes it much easier to read and understand. Pictures and graphic works support essential points. This work is a profound primer for the Polyvagal Theory that includes all essential principles and understandably explains them.

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: The transformative power offeeling safe. New York, NY: Norton Porges, S. W. (2017b). Vagal pathways: Portals to compassion. In E. M. Seppala, E. Simon-Thomas, S. L. Brown, M. C. Worline, ...

Author: Deb A. Dana

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393712389

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The polyvagal theory presented in client-friendly language. This book offers therapists an integrated approach to adding a polyvagal foundation to their work with clients. With clear explanations of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory, this complex theory is translated into clinician and client-friendly language. Using a unique autonomic mapping process along with worksheets designed to effectively track autonomic response patterns, this book presents practical ways to work with clients' experiences of connection. Through exercises that have been specifically created to engage the regulating capacities of the ventral vagal system, therapists are given tools to help clients reshape their autonomic nervous systems. Adding a polyvagal perspective to clinical practice draws the autonomic nervous system directly into the work of therapy, helping clients re-pattern their nervous systems, build capacities for regulation, and create autonomic pathways of safety and connection. With chapters that build confidence in understanding Polyvagal Theory, chapters that introduce worksheets for mapping, tracking, and practices for re-patterning, as well as a series of autonomic meditations, this book offers therapists a guide to practicing polyvagal-informed therapy. The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy is essential reading for therapists who work with trauma and those who seek an easy and accessible way of understanding the significance that Polyvagal Theory has to clinical work.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the vertebrate autonomic nervous system to ... 2011) and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The transformative power of feeling safe, (Norton, 2017).

Author: Stephen W. Porges

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324000511

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Innovative clinicians share their experiences integrating Polyvagal Theory into their treatment models. Clinicians who have dedicated their work to bringing the benefits of the Polyvagal Theory to a range of clients have come together to present Polyvagal Theory in a creative and personal way. Chapters on a range of topics from compassionate medical care to optimized therapeutic relationships to clinician's experiences as parents extract from the theory the powerful influence and importance of cases and feelings of safety in the clinical setting. Additionally, there are chapters which: elaborate on the principle of safety in clinical practice with children with abuse histories explain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivors explains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapies discuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trust examine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defense shed light on the poorly understood experience of grief Through the insights of innovative and benevolent clinicians, whose treatment models are Polyvagal informed, this book provides an accessible way for clinicians to embrace this groundbreaking theory in their own work.

Theraplay Theory Applications and Implementation

“Play as Neural Exercise: Insights from the Polyvagal Theory.” In D. Pearce-McCall (ed.) The Power of Play for Mind-Brain Health (pp.3–7). Available from Porges, S.W. (2017). The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal ...

Author: Rana Hong

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178775071X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Officially supported and endorsed by the Theraplay Institute, this handbook provides concrete assistance from international experts on deepening Theraplay knowledge and skills in much-needed and requested areas of practice. With up-to-date information on Theraplay theory, applications and implementation, the chapters cover Theraplay with infants, toddlers, school aged children and adolescents. Home, school, and out-patient mental health settings are all covered in detail, as well as dyadic and group forms of Theraplay. Client issues include interpersonal violence, LGBTQ families, anxiety, child sexual abuse, transitioning from foster care to adoption, and deaf and hard of hearing. Additionally, extensive information is provided about working with caregivers including discussion of their own attachment history, practice sessions before including the child, and regular caregiver-only sessions to process and strengthen Theraplay treatment. This book is essential for any Theraplay practitioner wanting to ensure their approach is fully informed and carefully tailored to meet their client's needs.

Polyvagal Safety Attachment Communication Self Regulation IPNB

The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe. New York: Norton. 67 Porges, S. W., & Dana, D. A. (2018). Clinical applications of the polyvagal theory: The emergence of polyvagal-informed therapies ...

Author: Stephen W. Porges

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324016280

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The foundational role of safety in our lives. Ever since publication of The Polyvagal Theory in 2011, demand for information about this innovative perspective has been constant. Here Stephen W. Porges brings together his most important writings since the publication of that seminal work. At its heart, polyvagal theory is about safety. It provides an understanding that feeling safe is dependent on autonomic states, and that our cognitive evaluations of risk in the environment, including identifying potentially dangerous relationships, play a secondary role to our visceral reactions to people and places. Our reaction to the continuing global pandemic supports one of the central concepts of polyvagal theory: that a desire to connect safely with others is our biological imperative. Indeed, life may be seen as an inherent quest for safety. These ideas, and more, are outlined in chapters on therapeutic presence, group psychotherapy, yoga and music therapy, autism, trauma, date rape, medical trauma, and COVID-19.


Polyvagal theory. Stephen W. Porges's polyvagal theory can be interesting and useful. His book The Polyvagal Theory is meant for people who already know anatomy and neuroscience. However, the pocket guide is touted as being more ...

Author: Christine Caldwell

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 083484169X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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A somatic counselor offers tools for developing a deeper, more awakened relationship with your body through sensation, breath, and movement As a foundation for a contemplative life, the body can both literally and metaphorically help us wake up. Breathing, sensing, and moving—the ways we know our body—carry tremendous contemplative potential, and yet, we so often move through our days unaware of or in conflict with our physical selves. In Bodyfulness, renowned somatic counselor Christine Caldwell offers a practical guide for living an embodied contemplative life, embracing whatever body we are in. Each chapter offers insights and practices that help us recover our lost physical wisdom—to integrate our bodies with mindfulness, to deal with emotions, and to develop attuned relationships. Bodyfulness inspires us to reclaim a body-centered contemplative life and challenges us to harness our potential to effect social and personal transformation in this body now.

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection 50 Client Centered Practices Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe. New York: Norton. Porges, S. W. (2017b). Vagal pathways: Portals to compassion. In E. M. Seppälä, E. SimonThomas, S. L. Brown, M. C. Worline, ...

Author: Deb A. Dana

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393713865

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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A practical guide to working with the principles of polyvagal theory beyond the therapy session. Deb Dana is the foremost translator of polyvagal theory into clinical practice. Here, in her third book on this groundbreaking theory, she provides therapists with a grab bag of polyvagal-informed exercises for their clients, to use both within and between sessions. These exercises offer readily understandable explanations of the ways the autonomic nervous system directs daily living. They use the principles of polyvagal theory to guide clients to safely connect to their autonomic responses and navigate daily experiences in new ways. The exercises are designed to be introduced over time in a variety of clinical sessions with accompanying exercises appropriate for use by clients between sessions to enhance the therapeutic change process. Essential reading for any therapist who wants to take their polyvagal knowledge to the next level and is looking for easy ways to deliver polyvagal solutions with their clients.

Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model

In this chapter I have highlighted five main lessons that I feel are relevant to our understanding of the theory in psychotherapy. ... The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe.

Author: Jan Winhall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000405419

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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In sharp contrast with the current top-down medicalized method to treating addiction, this book presents the felt sense polyvagal model (FSPM), a paradigm-shifting, bottom-up approach that considers addiction as an adaptive attempt to regulate emotional states and trauma. The felt sense polyvagal model draws from Porges' polyvagal theory, Gendelin's felt sense, and Lewis' learning model of addiction to offer a graphically illustrated and deeply embodied way of conceptualizing and treating addiction through supporting autonomic regulation. This model de-pathologizes addiction as it teaches embodied practices through tapping into the felt sense, the body’s inner wisdom. Chapters first present a theoretical framework and demonstrate the graphic model in both clinician and client versions and then teach the clinician how to use the model in practice by providing detailed treatment strategies. This text’s informed, compassionate approach to understanding and treating trauma and addiction is adaptable to any school of psychotherapy and will appeal to addiction experts, trauma specialists, and clinicians in all mental health fields.

The Simple Guide to Collective Trauma

Porges, S. (2011) The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundatons of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and SelfRegulation New York: Norton. Porges, S. (2017) The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory New York: Norton.

Author: Betsy de Thierry

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1787757897

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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· What is collective trauma? · How can it impact children and communities? · What can we do about it? Providing accessible answers to these complex questions and more, this guide explores the key characteristics of collective trauma and provides practical advice on how to help children, young people and communities to heal. Collective trauma affects communities, families and individuals. This book highlights its impacts and with examples such as grief and loss, outlines how it can manifest. With guidance on building individual, communal and cultural resilience, this book is an invaluable resource to better understand and support children and young people dealing with collective trauma.

The Wisdom of Your Body

Piran has published extensively about the Developmental Theory of Embodiment. ... and Self-Regulation (New York: Norton, 2011), or his more accessible version The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling ...

Author: Hillary L. PhD McBride

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 149343389X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Many of us have a complicated relationship with our body. Maybe you've been made to feel ashamed of your body or like it isn't good enough. Maybe your body is riddled with stress, pain, or the effects of trauma. Maybe you think of your body as an accessory to what you believe you really are--your mind. Maybe your experiences with racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, ageism, or sizeism have made you believe your body isn't the right kind of body. Whatever the reason, many of us don't feel at home in our bodies. But being disconnected from ourselves as bodies means being disconnected from truly living and from the interconnection that weaves us all together. Psychologist and award-winning researcher Hillary McBride explores the broken and unhealthy ideas we have inherited about our body. Embodiment is the way we are in the world, and our embodiment is heavily influenced by who we have been allowed to be. McBride shows that many of us feel disembodied due to colonization, racism, sexism, and patriarchy--destructive systems that rank certain bodies as less valuable, beautiful, or human than others. Embracing our embodiment can liberate us from these systems. As we come to understand the world around us and the stories we've been told, we see that our perspective of reality often limits how we see and experience ourselves, each other, and what we believe is Sacred. Instead of the body being a problem to overcome, our bodies can be the very place where we feel most alive, the seat of our spirituality and our wisdom. The Wisdom of Your Body offers a compassionate, healthy, and holistic perspective on embodied living. Weaving together illuminating research, stories from her work as a therapist, and deeply personal narratives of healing from a life-threatening eating disorder, a near-fatal car accident, and chronic pain, McBride invites us to reclaim the wisdom of the body and to experience the wholeness that has been there all along. End-of-chapter questions and practices are included.

Living Less Stressed

Porges , Stephen W. The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory : The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe . WW Norton & Co , 2017 . “ The Polyvagal Theory : New Insights into Adaptive Reactions of the Autonomic Nervous System .

Author: Jerry Ryan

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982256877

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

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Your one-stop shop for fighting stress, this book will have you living less stressed within 10 easy weeks. Through a combination of evidence-based methods, you’ll learn about the power of neurochemistry and its effects on your thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behavior. You’ll discover how your neurochemicals are connected to your diet and how food can impact your response to stress. You’ll find out how positive self-talk breaks old neuro-firing patterns of negative thought. With food lists that support your neurochemistry, worksheets to help you determine what direction to go in life, and powerful exercises to help re-wire the neuro-connections that are keeping you stuck in fear, this book will help you turn your life around. The best thing about learning your own neurochemistry is finding out that you are the Head Chemist of your own life!

Handbook of Research on Evidence Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications

The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory : The transformative power offeeling safe . WW Norton & Co. Porges , S. W. ( 2017 ) . Vagal pathways : Portals to compassion . In E. M. Seppälä , E. Simon - Thomas , S. L. Brown , M. C. Worline ...

Author: Telles, Shirley

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799832554

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 577

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While yoga was originally intended to be practiced for spiritual growth, there is an increasing interest in applying yoga in all areas of life. It is important to understand this ancient science and way of life through as many perspectives as possible (e.g., based on biomedical engineering). As its popularity and interest grows, more practitioners want to know about the proven physiological effects and uses in healthcare. The Handbook of Research on Evidence-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications provides research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of yoga therapy and its physiological effects from diverse, evidence-based viewpoints. The book adds in-depth information regarding the (1) physiological effects of yoga; (2) neurobiological effects of yoga meditation; (3) psychological benefits related to yoga, such as mental wellbeing; (4) molecular changes associated with yoga practice; and (5) therapeutic applications (for lymphedema, mental health disorders, non-communicable diseases, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and trauma, among other conditions). Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as pain management, psychotherapy, and trauma treatment, this book is ideally designed for yoga practitioners, physicians, medical professionals, health experts, mental health professionals, therapists, counselors, psychologists, spiritual leaders, academicians, researchers, and students.


His primary focus is the vagus: Stephen W. Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology (New York: W. W. Norton, 2017), 131, 140, 160, 173, 196, ...

Author: James Nestor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241289092

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can: - jump-start athletic performance - rejuvenate internal organs - halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in Search for the Living Past, A Practical Guide for Understanding and Working with Traumatic Memory. ... The Pocket Guide to The Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe.

Author: Erika Shershun

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684036526

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Overcome shame and stigma; and bring a newly felt sense of safety, awareness, and life to your body. If you’ve experienced rape, sexual abuse, molestation, or sexual trauma, you may feel as if you’ve lost your sense of self. You may have difficulty setting boundaries or building satisfying sexual relationships. Sometimes, you may even feel like your body isn’t your own. You aren’t alone. The scars of sexual trauma exist not only in the mind, but also in the body. And in order to heal, build resilience, and discover a sense of hope, you must address both. Drawing on the powerful mind-body techniques of somatic therapy, The Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook is a step-by-step guide to overcoming the psychological effects of sexual trauma, and increasing positive body awareness and vitality. You’ll find tools to help you create an internal sense of safety and become more embodied and present. You’ll also discover ways to establish boundaries; move beyond intense feelings like shame, fear, and guilt; and deal effectively with triggers. Finally, you’ll learn how to cultivate self-compassion and the confidence needed to live your best life. What happened to you isn’t your fault, and it doesn’t define you. With the right tools, you can live a full and satisfying life beyond sexual trauma. This workbook will help guide you, every step of the way.