When clients are stuck in cycles of anxiety, fear, distress, and loneliness ...
... often compounded by experiences of trauma and abuse ...
They need simple, but effective inner guidance to find their way back to safety, connection, and hope.
The key is not to simply try and get rid of those feelings, but to help them understand that their nervous system knows the way back home ...
What they need is a map to understanding where they are and where they need to go. And once they have the map, they can access it at any time.
In this video demonstration, Polyvagal expert Deb Dana, LCSW, shares a 20-30 second exercise that can be used with clients to deepen their positive ventral experiences.
Learn and experience for yourself the skill of savoring – a powerful way to connect to the ventral vagal nervous system.
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Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician and consultant specializing in using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma and create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical work. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, clinical advisor Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices (Norton, 2020), Befriending Your Nervous System (Sounds True, 2020), Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory (forthcoming from Sounds True), co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018), and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart (Norton, 2020).
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