Social Worker Deb Dana explains how to unpack and apply Polyvagal Theory:
"a neurophysiological framework to consider the reasons why people act in the ways they do. Through a polyvagal lens, we understand that actions are automatic and adaptive, generated by the autonomic nervous system well below the level of conscious awareness. This is not the brain making a cognitive choice, These are autonomic energies moving in patterns of protection. And with this new awareness, the door opens to compassion."
In this episode of the Therapist Uncensored podcast, Bonnie Badenoch discusses the power of co-regulation and explains how exercising “happy humility” and compassion can allow for an ideal presence in our lives using our autonomic nervous system.
In this podcast episode, Dance?Movement Therapist Orit Krug and Counsellor and Yoga Practitioner Jenny McGrath discusses why it’s so important to tune into our bodies to recover from trauma. Mind Your Body episode 28 Trauma: Building resilience & moving forward
“If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer.” Dr Stephen Porges, Neuroscientist. A collection of educational videos about Polyvagal Theory, which explains the adaptive responses of our autonomic nervous system.
The Lookout publishes advice for workers who are also survivors – how they can use their personal experience as a strength when working with clients and how they can manage potential triggers in response to experiences of trauma.
Practice guidelines for clinical treatment of complex trauma (2019) by Blue Knot Foundation, National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. Updating the 2012 guidelines, the revised version include substantial additions in the following areas:
There are complementary guidelines for organisations, clinical supervisors and practitioners working with dissociation.