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Reshaping the Nervous System and Integration with IFS

Aug 5, 2021

In this episode of Explorations in Psychotherapy, we are in conversation with with Deb Dana. Deb is a clinician and consultant who specializes in treating complex traumatic stress.  She is a consultant to the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. She lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors, and she works with organizations wanting to bring a polyvagal-informed approach to working with clients. 

Deb is the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series. She is trained in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has completed the certificate program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center. Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and co-editor with Stephen Porges of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory. In this episode we speak with Deb primarily about her newest book, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection.

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