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Scientific evidence reveals how to help your clients feel safe enough to get to the REAL issues so they can finally heal from trauma, depression, addiction and other mental health challenges
Traumatic events rewire your clients’ autonomic nervous system (ANS)—keeping them in a physiological state of fear and protection. This can make them easily agitated, always scanning the environment for signs of danger. or numb and completely shut off from the world.

When the nervous system is in self-protection mode, your clients are physically incapable of safety, human connection or healing, which compounds their suffering.

You can help them find their way back to safety by leveraging the revolutionary tools and insight from the Polyvagal Theory.
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana:
Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

$684.95 Value
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Plus, earn up to 19.75 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
"How we use our eyes, our facial muscles, our body language... those are secret weapons that help clients feel safe."
~ Janina Fisher
Polyvagal Theory Helps You Complete the First—and Most Crucial—Treatment Step: Creating a Sense of Safety in Your Clients
Without first bringing your clients to a place of safety, you won’t be able to help your clients heal…

Which means they will continue to suffer, day after day.

This new online course will give you what you need to add Polyvagal Theory to your therapy practice…

So you can truly help your clients overcome the impact of trauma, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, depression and other mental health conditions.
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana:
Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

$684.95 Value
Just $149.00 (GST Inclusive) Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 19.75 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
Polyvagal Theory: Better living through neurobiology
Polyvagal Theory is a brain-body science that’s helped thousands of therapists make significant breakthroughs with clients suffering the impacts of trauma.

It provides scientific evidence—and the tools—to establish safe, caring, stable and mutually trustworthy relationships with clients.

Polyvagal Theory helps to explain why clients get stuck in either a hyper-aroused or hypo-aroused state post-trauma—and gives you a roadmap to get them back to a place of calm and safety…

And it can be added to any clinical treatment method you use in your practice, including:
  • IFS
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • ACT
  • EMDR
  • And more!
“[Dr. Porges’ work has had] a profound effect on how my Trauma Center colleagues and I organize the treatment of abused children and traumatized adults.”
~ Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
In this online course, you’ll learn the principles and practical applications of Polyvagal Theory from the most qualified experts on the topic: Dr. Stephen Porges and Deb Dana.

There is no better teacher of Polyvagal Theory than the founder himself, Dr. Stephen Porges. And Deb Dana is the best teacher of the clinical application of the theory, as she’s widely credited with adapting Polyvagal Theory to trauma treatment.

From their work, Polyvagal Theory now informs many innovative treatments, especially in trauma.

Get practical guidance into the therapeutic power of facial expression, eye contact, voice modulation and listening to help your clients overcome traumatic experiences, attachment wounds and self-regulation problems.

Polyvagal Theory is an excellent practice addition for:
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses, and
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Discover why leading therapy experts including Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Pat Ogden, Rick Hanson, and others have integrated this insight into their work.
PART ONE: Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD: Trauma, Attachment, Self-Regulation & Emotions
SECTION I: The Neurobiology of Connection, Trust and Safety
Why Connection is Crucial to Our Survival
  • The building blocks of healthy relationships
  • The 2 phases of co-regulation and how to use them in your practice
  • How safety optimizes the human experience
  • How trauma disrupts both connectedness and co-regulation
Polyvagal Theory: The Adaptive Function of Evolutionary Changes in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
  • Origins of Polyvagal Theory
  • Immobilization with fear vs. immobilization without fear
  • The vagal paradox: Discovering a lost defense system
  • How the evolution of the nervous system impacts our emotional reactions to trauma
  • How your clients’ autonomic state reveals a window and target for intervention
  • Predictable health consequences of a dysregulated ANS
SECTION II: Breakdown of Polyvagal Theory into Its Usable Parts
Principles of Polyvagal Theory
  • The Social Engagement System in promoting connectedness, trust, play and intimacy
  • Deconstructing the Social Engagement System for greater understanding of how the ANS regulates itself
  • The embedded optimism of Polyvagal Theory
  • The Face-Heart Connection: Why facial expressions reflect a person’s polyvagal state
  • How some physical conditions—and Botox—negatively impact the Social Engagement System
  • Neuroception and the unconscious assessment of safety and risk
SECTION III: Applying the Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Settings
Using Vocal Music and Voice in Healing Trauma
  • How the detached middle ear in mammals is a key component of a well-regulated ANS
  • How to speed up healing by incorporating music and vocalizations in your practice
  • The importance of active listening in a Polyvagal Theory-informed practice
Simple Ways to Incorporate Polyvagal Theory into Your Existing Practice
  • How the principles to establish therapeutic relationships are like play
  • Portals for neural exercises in Polyvagal Theory-informed therapy (play, singing, breathing exercises, etc.)
  • How to create an environment of safety for your clients that encourages trust
  • Recovering the Social Engagement System in clients experiencing shutdown
  • How to incorporate the Safe and Sound protocol into your practice
  • The new paradigm of Polyvagal Theory-Informed clinical practice
PART TWO: Deb Dana on Polyvagal Theory Informed−Trauma Assessment and Interventions: An Autonomic Roadmap to Safety, Connection and Healing
SECTION I: Understanding the Principles, Science and Foundations of Polyvagal Theory
Evolution of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • The impact of trauma on the ANS
  • Benefits of autonomic flexibility
  • Risks connected to autonomic rigidity
  • Creating a healing environment by listening to your ANS
The Three Organizing Principles of Polyvagal Theory
  • Neuroception: How the unconscious scanning of the ANS for clues of danger or safety affects traumatized clients
  • Hierarchy: Three predictable pathways of response
  • Co-regulation: The biological imperative of connection
What Is the Vagus Nerve and What Role Does It Play in Regulating the ANS
  • The vagal paradox
  • The ventral vagus nerve
  • The dorsal vagus nerve
  • The vagal brake
  • How to find ventral vagal anchors that help activate feelings of social engagement and safety
SECTION II: Processes to Help Move from Dysregulation to Regulation
Tools You Can Use in Polyvagal Theory−Informed Therapy
  • Savoring
  • The 4 R’s
  • Notice and Name
  • The Autonomic Ladder
  • The Personal Profile Map
  • And many more!
How to Identify Blended States
  • State of Play
  • State of Stillness
The Social Engagement System
  • What it is and why it’s essential to understanding Polyvagal Theory—and your clients
  • How to engage the 5 elements of the Social Engagement System
  • Using and exercising the Social Engagement System to regulate states in your clients
SECTION III: Creating Polyvagal Theory−Informed Trauma Treatment for Your Clients
Helping your Clients Orient Themselves Prior to Treatment
  • Helping your clients determine “foreground” and “background” ANS signals
  • A simple touch you can use to activate clients’ ventral vagal system
  • How to help your clients identify the “triggers” and “glimmers” of their ANS
  • How to use your voice to create an environment of safety for your clients
Deep Dive into Using Co-Regulation with Your Clients
  • Tools to help you regulate your own autonomic state to create an environment of safety for your clients
  • Understanding “biological rudeness” and the cycle of reciprocity, rupture and repair
  • Resources and worksheets for regulation, including coordinated movement and breathing exercises, mirroring, and more
  • What to do if you can’t make a positive nervous system connection with a client
The Flow of a Polyvagal Theory-Informed Session
  • How to assess for patterns in clients’ autonomic states to better inform treatment planning
  • How to regulate and reshape your client’s autonomic state
  • Putting all the tools together to create productive, successful sessions with clients
  • The one question that must guide your sessions
  • The phases of trauma work, from a Polyvagal Theory perspective
  • Understanding the responsibilities of a Polyvagal Theory-guided therapist
  • Creating a launch plan for your Polyvagal Theory-guided practice
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana:
Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

$684.95 Value
Just $149.00 (GST Inclusive) Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 19.75 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
When you order today, you’ll receive the tools and understanding you need to add Polyvagal Theory to your practice so you’ll know how to create that crucial sense of safety in your clients.

PLUS, you’ll receive this completely FREE bonus with your order:
Neuroscience & Physiology of Trauma: Extended Interview with Stephen Porges PhD
($24.95 Value)
In this fascinating interview, Dr. Porges reveals:
  • The origins of Polyvagal Theory and how it came to be used in trauma treatment
  • How Polyvagal Theory relates to the experience of stress and the resultant fight-flight-freeze response
  • How to break down some of the intellectual constructs that get in the way of understanding—and treating—the body’s responses to trauma
  • And much more!

The insights you’ll get from this interview will help you incorporate all that you’ve learned into your practice.
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana:
Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

$684.95 Value
Just $149.00 (GST Inclusive) Today — Unbelievable Savings!
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Meet the Course Experts:
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

Dr. Porges served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse.

In 1994 Dr. Porges proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders.

He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018).

Dr. Porges 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.
Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University; and a professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Porges has intellectual property rights, and receives royalties from Integrated Listening Systems (now Unyte). In addition, he holds patent rights licensed to NeuralSolution for the technology embedded in PhysioCam and in technologies embedded in products marketed by Unyte. He is an author for W. W. Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Porges receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Stephen Porges has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Deb Dana
Deb Dana, LCSW, LICSW, specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors. She is the coordinator of the traumatic stress research consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series.

Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton, 2018) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Norton, 2018). Deb received her B.A. in social welfare and her M.S.W., both from the University of Southern Maine.

She is trained in Internal Family Systems, Tapas Acupressure Technique, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She completed the certificate program in traumatic stress studies at the Trauma Center. To learn more about Deb’s work, visit or
Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Deb Dana receives royalties as an author for W.W. Norton & Company, Inc

Non-financial: Deb Dana has no relevant non-financial relationship.
Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment with Stephen Porges & Deb Dana:
Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

$684.95 Value
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Plus, earn up to 19.75 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.
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Integrating the Science of Safety, Self-Regulation and Attachment

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Plus, earn up to 19.75 CPD Hours included in the course tuition.

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