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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 histories 
  • Explain the restorative consequences of movement, rhythm, and dance in promoting social connectedness and resilience in trauma survivors 
  • Explains how Polyvagal Theory can be used to understand the neurophysiological processes in various therapies 
  • Discuss dissociative processes and treatments designed to experience bodily feelings of safety and trust 

Through 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. 

Copyright 2018 Stephen W. Porges and Deb Dana; “Safety is the Treatment,” copyright 2018 by Bonnie Badenoch; “Realizing ‘Deep’ Safety for Children Who Have Experienced Abuse: Application of Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Work With Traumatized Children and Young People”, copyright 2018 by Joe Tucci, Angela Weller, and Janise Mitchell; “Therapeutic Presence and Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practices for Cultivating Effective Therapeutic Relationships”, copyright 2018 by Shari M. Geller; “Brain-Empowered Collaborators: Polyvagal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship”, copyright 2018 by George Thompson; “The Polyvagal PlayLab: Helping Therapists Bring Polyvagal Theory to Their Clients”, copyright 2018 by Deb Dana and Deb Grant; “When Pediatric Medical Trauma Presented as Asperger’s Syndrome: Polyvagal Explanations and Polyvagal Therapeutic Play”, copyright 2018 by Stuart Daniel, Angie Masters, and Kieran Donovan

©2018 See above (P)2021 Tantor

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