Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection 50 Client Centered Practices Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection  50 Client Centered Practices  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Deb A. Dana,Deb Dana
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780393713862
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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A practical guide to working with the principles of polyvagal theory beyond the therapy session. Deb Dana is the foremost translator of polyvagal theory into clinical practice. Here, in her third book on this groundbreaking theory, she provides therapists with a grab bag of polyvagal-informed exercises for their clients, to use both within and between sessions. These exercises offer readily understandable explanations of the ways the autonomic nervous system directs daily living. They use the principles of polyvagal theory to guide clients to safely connect to their autonomic responses and navigate daily experiences in new ways. The exercises are designed to be introduced over time in a variety of clinical sessions with accompanying exercises appropriate for use by clients between sessions to enhance the therapeutic change process. Essential reading for any therapist who wants to take their polyvagal knowledge to the next level and is looking for easy ways to deliver polyvagal solutions with their clients.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory  The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Stephen W. Porges,Deb A. Dana
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781324000518
Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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Innovative clinicians share their experiences integrating Polyvagal Theory into their treatment models. 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 examine fear of flying and how using positive memories as an active "bottom up" neuroceptive process may effectively down-regulate defense shed light on the poorly understood experience of grief 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.

Polyvagal Flip Chart

Polyvagal Flip Chart
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Author: Deb Dana
Pages: 20
ISBN: 0393714721
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When clients are stuck in the cognitive experience of their story, an explanation of polyvagal theory helps to bring their attention to the autonomic experience-- to bring the importance of the biology of their experience back into awareness. Yet polyvagal theory can be challenging and intimidating to explain.This flip chart offers therapists an easy, standardized way to support clients in understanding the role of the autonomic nervous system in their lives. Using a flip chart makes psycho- education an interactive experience. Therapists can feel confident in teaching their clients polyvagal theory by following the chart.With a flip chart visible during sessions, the therapist can:remind clients of the ways the autonomic nervous system has been shaped and is active in their daily living experience,display a page corresponding to the present moment, thus anchoring that experience in the theory,keep a page of the hierarchy visible when working with a client's habitual response pattern.

Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Clinical Insights from the Polyvagal Theory  The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Stephen W. Porges
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393707873
Release: 2014-04-07
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bridging the gap between research, science, and the therapy room. The polyvagal theory explains the biological origins of a variety of social behaviors and emotional disorders. This book distills that theory into practical clinical tips, explaining its relevance to the social engagement system and offering clinical examples, including cases of trauma and autism.

Body Sense The Science and Practice of Embodied Self Awareness Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Body Sense  The Science and Practice of Embodied Self Awareness  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Alan Fogel
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780393708776
Release: 2013-04-29
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions. When we are first born, before we can speak or use language to express ourselves, we use our physical sensations, our “body sense,” to guide us toward what makes us feel safe and fulfilled and away from what makes us feel bad. As we develop into adults, it becomes easy to lose touch with these crucial mind-body communication channels, but they are essential to our ability to navigate social interactions and deal with psychological stress, physical injury, and trauma. Combining a ground-up explanation of the anatomical and neurological sources of embodied self-awareness with practical exercises in touch and movement, Body Sense provides therapists and their clients with the tools to attain mind-body equilibrium and cultivate healthy body sense throughout their lives.

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory Two Book Set

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy   Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory Two Book Set
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Author: Deb A. Dana,Stephen W. Porges
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393713415
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This product includes Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory, edited by Stephen W. Porges and Deb Dana, and The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy by Deb Dana. The books are packaged as a shrink-wrapped set.

Being a Brain Wise Therapist A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Being a Brain Wise Therapist  A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Bonnie Badenoch
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780393707205
Release: 2011-01-03
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book, part of the acclaimed Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, brings interpersonal neurobiology into the counseling room, weaving the concepts of neurobiology into the ever-changing flow of therapy. Neuroscientific discoveries have begun to illuminate the workings of the active brain in intricate detail. In fact, sometimes it seems that in order to be a cutting-edge therapist, not only do you need knowledge of traditional psychotherapeutic models, but a solid understanding of the role the brain plays as well. But theory is never enough. You also need to know how to apply the theories to work with actual clients during sessions. In easy-to-understand prose, Being a Brain-Wise Therapist reviews the basic principles about brain structure, function, and development, and explains the neurobiological correlates of some familiar diagnostic categories. You will learn how to make theory come to life in the midst of clinical work, so that the principles of interpersonal neurobiology can be applied to a range of patients and issues, such as couples, teens, and children, and those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other disorders. Liberal use of exercises and case histories enliven the material and make this an essential guide for seamlessly integrating the latest neuroscientific research into your therapeutic practice.

Resilience

Resilience
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Author: Linda Graham
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781608685370
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: New World Library

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Whether it’s a critical comment from the boss or a full-blown catastrophe, life continually dishes out challenges. Resilience is the learned capacity to cope with any level of adversity, from the small annoyances of daily life to the struggles and sorrows that break our hearts. Resilience is essential for surviving and thriving in a world full of troubles and tragedies, and it is completely trainable and recoverable — when we know how. In Resilience, Linda Graham offers clear guidance to help you develop somatic, emotional, relational, and reflective intelligence — the skills you need to confidently and effectively cope with life’s inevitable challenges and crises.

The Polyvagal Theory Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions Attachment Communication and Self regulation Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Polyvagal Theory  Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions  Attachment  Communication  and Self regulation  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Stephen W. Porges
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780393707007
Release: 2011-04-25
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience.

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism
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Author: Holly Bridges
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781784501778
Release: 2015-08-21
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response by the body - a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve
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Author: Stanley Rosenberg
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781623170257
Release: 2017-12-19
Editor: North Atlantic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience as a craniosacral therapist and Rolfer, Stanley Rosenberg explores the crucial role that the vagus nerve plays in determining our psychological and emotional states and explains that a myriad of common psychological and physical symptoms—from anxiety and depression to migraines and back pain—indicates a lack of proper functioning in the vagus nerve. Through a series of easy self-help exercises, the book illustrates the simple ways we can regulate the vagus nerve in order to initiate deep relaxation, improve sleep, and recover from injury and trauma. Additionally, by exploring the link between a well-regulated vagus nerve and social functioning, Rosenberg’s findings and methods offer new hope that by improving social behavior it is possible to alleviate some of the symptoms at the core of many cases of autism spectrum disorders. Useful for psychotherapists, doctors, bodyworkers, and caregivers, as well as anyone who experiences the symptoms of chronic stress and depression, this book shows how we can optimize autonomic functioning in ourselves and others, and bring the body into the state of safety that activates its innate capacity to heal.

Treating Trauma Related Dissociation A Practical Integrative Approach Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Treating Trauma Related Dissociation  A Practical  Integrative Approach  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Kathy Steele,Suzette Boon,Onno van der Hart
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780393712636
Release: 2016-11-29
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2017 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award. Establishing safety and working with dissociative parts in complex trauma therapy. Therapists around the world ask similar questions and struggle with similar challenges treating highly dissociative patients. This book arose not only out of countless hours of treating patients with dissociative disorders, but also out of the crucible of supervision and consultation, where therapists bring their most urgent questions, needs, and vulnerabilities. The book offers an overview of the neuropsychology of dissociation as a disorder of non-realization, as well as chapters on assessment, prognosis, case formulation, treatment planning, and treatment phases and goals, based on best practices. The authors describe what to focus on first in a complex therapy, and how to do it; how to help patients establish both internal and external safety without rescuing; how to work systematically with dissociative parts of a patient in ways that facilitate integration rather than further dissociation; how to set and maintain helpful boundaries; specific ways to stay focused on process instead of content; how to deal compassionately and effectively with disorganized attachment and dependency on the therapist; how to help patients integrate traumatic memories; what to do when the patient is enraged, chronically ashamed, avoidant, or unable to trust the therapist; and how to compassionately understand and work with resistances as a co-creation of both patient and therapist. Relational ways of being with the patient are the backbone of treatment, and are themselves essential therapeutic interventions. As such, the book also focused not only on highly practical and theoretically sound interventions, not only on what to do and say, but places strong emphasis on how to be with patients, describing innovative, compassionately collaborative approaches based on the latest research on attachment and evolutionary psychology. Throughout the book, core concepts—fundamental ideas that are highlighted in the text in bold so they can be seen at a glance—are emphasized. These serve as guiding principles in treatment as well as a summing-up of many of the most important notions in each chapter. Each chapter concludes with a section for further examination. These sections include additional ideas and questions, exercises for practicing skills, and suggestions for peer discussions based on topics in a particular chapter, meant to inspire further curiosity, discovery, and growth.

The Development of the Unconscious Mind Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Development of the Unconscious Mind  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Allan N. Schore
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780393712926
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An exploration of how the unconscious is formed and functions by one of our most renowned experts on emotion and the brain. This book traces the evolution of the concept of the unconscious from an intangible, metapsychological abstraction to a psychoneurobiological function of a tangible brain. An integration of current findings in the neurobiological and developmental sciences offers a deeper understanding of the dynamic mechanisms of the unconscious. The relevance of this reformulation to clinical work is a central theme of Schore's other new book, Right Brain Psychotherapy.

Cracked

Cracked
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Author: Drew Pinsky
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0061740942
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the cohost of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and psychiatric breakdown. In this riveting book, Pinsky reveals the intimate and often shocking stories of his patients as they struggle with emotional trauma, sexual abuse, and a host of chemical nemeses: alcohol, marijuana, Ecstasy, heroin, speed, cocaine, and prescription drugs. At the center of these stories is Pinsky himself, who immerses himself passionately, almost obsessively, in his work. From the sexually compulsive model to the BMW-driving soccer mom, Cracked exposes, in fast-moving, powerful vignettes, the true scope and severity of addiction, a nationwide epidemic.

Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy

Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy
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Author: Susan McConnell, CIFST
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781623174897
Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: North Atlantic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Applying somatic principles to the Internal Family Systems model Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy introduces a new therapeutic modality that blends principles of somatic therapy--like movement, touch, and breathwork--with the traditional tools of the Internal Family Systems framework. Broadening the benefits and applications of the IFS model, author Susan McConnell introduces 5 core practices that mental health professionals can apply to their practice: somatic awareness, conscious breathing, radical resonance, mindful movement, and attuned touch. Clinical applications include the treatment of depression, trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic illness, and attachment disorders. Within the IFS framework, clients will learn to identify their "inner worlds"--the discrete subpersonalities within each of us that hold emotions, perceptions, and belief systems, and that affect our behavior and emotional wellness. Body-based somatic tools are incorporated into therapy as patients learn to recognize different facets of their internal family and reconcile the needs of subpersonalities--like their inner child or internal manager--to bring more harmony to their physical and emotional well-being.

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox
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Author: Manuela Mischke-Reeds
Pages: 261
ISBN: 1683731352
Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: PESI Publishing & Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether you're new to somatic approaches or a seasoned practitioner, this toolbox will be a game-changer in your work. From over 25 years of clinical experience, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, LMFT, has created the go-to resource for mental health therapists who want to incorporate somatic techniques into their daily practice. Highly-effective for clients dealing with trauma and stress disorders, somatic psychotherapy is the future of healing the entire person-body and mind. Section-by-section, this toolbox guide the clinician through: - Targeted somatic interventions for trauma, stress and PTSD - Steps to incorporate the body into your current therapeutic approach - Mindfulness techniques and breath work - Starting guidelines, safety concerns and keys to success - Getting to know their own body to better use body work with clients

Autonomic Nervous System Table

Autonomic Nervous System Table
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Author: Babette Rothschild
Pages: 329
ISBN: 039371280X
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This product is a laminated 8-1/2 in. x 14 in. version of the Autonomic Nervous System table that appears in Babette Rothschild's The Body Remembers, Volume 2.

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
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Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Marion Solomon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393708837
Release: 2013-11-18
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Distinguished clinicians explain what lies at the heart of change in effective psychotherapy. A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

The Biography of a Baby

The Biography of a Baby
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Author: Milicent Washburn Shinn
Pages: 247
ISBN: WISC:89094655818
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown

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Anchored

Anchored
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Author: Deborah Dana
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1683647068
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Sounds True

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reduce Stress and Overwhelm Through a Deeper Understanding of Your Nervous System. We’ve all had experiences where our reactions felt completely out of proportion to the situation. Perhaps a meeting with your boss made you feel like you were in the path of a speeding car. Or it may be that certain relationships in your life felt out of control. In Anchored, Deb Dana presents a simple, hopeful message: when you ground yourself with openness, mindful attention, and curiosity, you can gain the understanding necessary to reshape these seemingly uncontrollable responses. Dana draws on her considerable experience as a clinician and teacher, her extensive work with Polyvagal Theory, and her long-lasting close collaboration with its founder, Dr. Stephen Porges. Polyvagal Theory posits that our survival responses are regulated by the vagus nerve (the highway of the nervous system, which sends signals directly from the body to the brain) and can be consciously shaped through exploratory practices that offer a greater sense of safety. Dana illustrates how to work with the body’s innate ability to pick up social signals and cultivate “micro-moments” of safety in order to regulate automatic responses to stress, conflict, and hardship. Including in-depth practices such as guided imagery, meditation, and ongoing self-inquiry, Anchored offers a practical user’s manual for moving from a place of fear and panic into a grounded space of calm and balance.