Polyvagal Theory in Action: 3D Example of the Nervous System with Ventral and Dorsal Vagal Systems

Gain a deeper understanding of Polyvagal Theory and why it’s so effective in trauma treatment.


Polyvagal Theory, also called the “science of safety,” helps therapists understand the part the autonomic nervous system plays in trauma resolution. Because trauma is stored in the body, especially in the nervous system, you must first create an environment where your clients feel safe, so they can begin to self-regulate, open up and get to the root of the issues.

In this video, Deb Dana, who is widely credited with bringing Polyvagal Theory into clinical settings, reveals how the autonomic nervous system reacts to trauma. This will help you create that essential environment of safety to improve treatment outcomes with your clients.

Make significant breakthroughs with your clients suffering the impact of trauma...
Meet the Expert:
Deb Dana, LCSW, specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors.

Learn more about her educational products, including her upcoming live seminars, by clicking here.

Topic: Polyvagal Theory

Tags: Therapy Tools | Trauma Treatment

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