Hiding in Plain Sight: Polyvagal Theory in Contemporary Song Lyrics

Dr. Stephen Porges, the founder of Polyvagal Theory, reveals the principles of this groundbreaking theory as shown in hundreds of contemporary song lyrics.

Stephen Porges, Ph.D.

You probably already have an intuitive sense of Polyvagal Theory, without even knowing the hard evidence behind it. Hundreds of popular song lyrics invoke its elements.

Watch (and listen!) as Dr. Stephen Porges, the founder of Polyvagal Theory, discusses popular music that reveals the essential truths of this groundbreaking theory. You’ll see songs like “The Look of Love” and “When You Say Nothing at All” in a whole new light.

You’ll also come away with a deeper understanding of the importance of nonverbal language in your practice.

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Meet the Expert:
Stephen W. Porges, PhD, proposed the Polyvagal Theory in 1994, a theory that links the evolution of mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders.

He is also the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol™, which currently is used by more than 1000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

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

Topic: Polyvagal Theory

Tags: Activity | Strategies | Therapy Tools | Tools | Trauma Treatment

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