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Practice Tools January 4, 2023

Practice Tools: January/February 2023

The best from across the field of psychotherapy . . . on us!

Practice Tools for the January/February 2023 issue are courtesy of Deb Dana's new book, "Polyvagal Practices: Anchoring the Self in Safety." Read more

VIDEO: Ask Me Anything with Deb Dana

Developer of Polyvagal Informed Therapy

Networker sits down with Deb Dana to discuss polyvagal theory during a live Ask Me Anything event. Read more

"Networker Live" with Deb Dana

The Polyvagal Theory in Action

Last month, the Networker's director of CE, Zach Taylor, hosted therapist, author, and polyvagal specialist Deb Dana for the inaugural installment of... Read more

Reaching Out in Nervous Times

Polyvagal Theory Encounters Teletherapy

Connecting with clients on a nervous-system level is especially important to therapists working from a polyvagal framework. But is it possible to offer... Read more

How to Help Our Nervous Systems During a Pandemic

… Finding Ventral Vagal for Our Clients and Ourselves

At the moment, I’m happy to be in my own home, self-quarantining, because I’ve recently been around the world on a training tour. I was in Rome twice... Read more

VIDEO: What Polyvagal Theory Tells Us about Managing Stress

The Real-World Applications of Brain Science

The coronavirus pandemic is testing us all. But what do we do when our anxiety, loneliness, or grief gets overwhelming? Therapist and author Deb Dana shares... Read more

VIDEO: Accessing Self-Compassion in a Pandemic

What Polyvagal Theory Can Teach Us about Navigating Tough Times

Life in quarantine is testing our relationships with family members and romantic partners. It's also impacting our nervous system, says therapist Deb Dana. She... Read more

VIDEO: What Therapists Need to Know About Polyvagal Theory

...And How to Use Safe Touch in Therapy

Although many therapists are wary of it, using touch in therapy can have a huge impact on your clients’ healing processes. Here, Deb Dana, author of The... Read more

The Touch Taboo

Are We Missing a Vital Source of Healing?

Polyvagal Theory offers a new kind of somatic road map for guiding both therapists and clients toward safety and connection. It can also empower therapists to... Read more

Deb Dana

Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma. She’s a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute and clinical advisor to Khiron Clinics. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices, co-editor with Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, and creator of the Polyvagal Flip Chart.