The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory

The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology


Stephen W. Porges (Author, Indiana University)


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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming September 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70787-8
  • 6.1 × 9.3 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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