Clinicians who have dedicated their work to bringing the benefits of the Polyvagal Theory to a range of clients have come together to present Polyvagal Theory in a creative and personal way.Chapters on a range of topics from compassionate medical care to optimized therapeutic relationships to clinician's experiences as parents extract from the theory the powerful influence and importance of cases and feelings of safety in the clinical setting.Additionally, there are chapters which:elaborate on the principle of safety in clinical practice with children with abuse historiesexplain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivorsexplains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapiesdiscuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trustexamine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defenseshed light on the poorly understood experience of griefThrough the insights of innovative and benevolent clinicians, whose treatment models are Polyvagal informed, this book provides an accessible way for clinicians to embrace this groundbreaking theory in their own work.
Author: Stephen W. Porges
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Category: Autonomic nervous system
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