polyvagal theory

Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System

Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory* is Deb Dana’s latest book. Designed for the layperson, it could be a useful book to recommend to clients who…

Working with Anxiety: A Resource List for Therapists

Anxiety (along with Depression) is one of the major presenting issues in therapy. It manifests as a preoccupation with the future (compared to depression which focuses on the past.) “Anxiety…

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5 Reasons Polyvagal Theory is Essential for All Therapists

Polyvagal Theory may sound academic but in reality it becomes a practical tool to help all of our clients, and a way to understand why the way that we work…

An Introduction to Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal theory is a tool for working with trauma and social connection based on how our nervous system reacts to external stimuli varying from safety to danger. Tony Buckley, an expert on the topic, spoke to us about Polyvagal Theory and how it can be used in counselling and psychotherapy.