The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Publication of this work enables Stephen Porges to expand the meaning and clinical relevance of this groundbreaking theory.

Author: Stephen W. Porges

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393708535

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Bridging the gap between research, science, and the therapy room. When The Polyvagal Theory was published in 2011, it took the therapeutic world by storm, bringing Stephen Porges’s insights about the autonomic nervous system to a clinical audience interested in understanding trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. The book made accessible to clinicians and other professionals a polyvagal perspective that provided new concepts and insights for understanding human behavior. The perspective placed an emphasis on the important link between psychological experiences and physical manifestations in the body. That book was brilliant but also quite challenging to read for some. Since publication of that book, Stephen Porges has been urged to make these ideas more accessible and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory is the result. Constructs and concepts embedded in polyvagal theory are explained conversationally in The Pocket Guide and there is an introductory chapter which discusses the science and the scientific culture in which polyvagal theory was originally developed. Publication of this work enables Stephen Porges to expand the meaning and clinical relevance of this groundbreaking theory.


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 Power of Breathwork

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Racialized Marc Wittman, Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of
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Author: Jennifer Patterson

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1592339379

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Drawing on a multitude of breathing practices from different healing and spiritual traditions, The Power of Breathwork includes 27 simple exercises that can be practiced alone or with a partner to enhance connection, creativity, joy, intuition, or to reduce depression, anxiety, trauma, tension, physical pain, and more. Knowing how to breathe and how to use your breath purposefully has been proven to reduce negative mental and physical issues and actually heal the body and mind. A regular home breathwork practice is an affordable and easy way for you to engage in self-healing practices that can have a profound impact on your overall health. Author, practitioner, and grief worker Jennifer Patterson begins by explaining what breathwork is, why you should try it, and how it can be used to heal the bodymind. Then, you'll learn what happens in your physical body, energetic body, and emotional body as you practice it. Before you start the exercises, find useful tips on building an altar, using scent, visualizations and grounding, and somatic writing prompts to help support your practice.

The Way of Dialogue

New York, NY: Pearson, 2019. Porges, Stephen. The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal
Theory. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2017. Poulakos, John. “The Components of
Dialogue.” Western Speech 38 (1974) 199–212. Prather, Hugh. Notes to Myself.

Author: Ronald Gordon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532685122

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

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Distrust, divisiveness, and conflict run rampant in today's world. Human relations are strained, communication gaps and breakdowns pervade. Yet whether within couples, families, friendships, workplaces, communities, or institutions across our nation and planet, defending our own positions and attacking those of the "Other" has not solved our problems. Maybe it's time to explore how to communicate together in ways that bring connection and healing. In our stressful era the practice of person-centered dialogue offers both hope and help.