ISBN 978-1-324-00050-1

Stephen W. Porges (Author)Deb A. Dana (Author)

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory

The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies

Overview | Contents


    Preface: Why Polyvagal Theory Was Welcomed by Therapists by Stephen W. Porges

    Part I: The Introduction of Polyvagal Theory into the World of Trauma Therapists

    1. Polyvagal Theory and Trauma by Peter A. Levine

    2. Safety and Reciprocity: Polyvagal Theory as a Framework for Understanding and Treating Developmental Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

    3. Polyvagal Theory and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy by Pat Ogden

    4. Polyvagal Theory: A Primer by Stephen W. Porges

    Part II: Safety as the Core of Therapy

    5. "Safety is the Treatment" by Bonnie Badenoch

    6. Realizing "Deep" Safety for Children Who Have Experienced Abuse: Application of Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Work With Traumatized Children and Young People by Joe Tucci, Angela Weller, and Janise Mitchell

    7. Therapeutic Presence and Polyvagal Theory: Principles and Practices for Cultivating Effective Therapeutic Relationships by Shari M. Geller

    8. Brain-Empowered Collaborators: Polyvagal Perspectives on the Doctor-Patient Relationship by George Thompson

    9. Polyvagal Theory Affirms the Importance of Nursing by Moira Theede

    10. Presence, Prosody, and Touch: Engaging the Mammalian Autonomic Nervous System by Alan Theede

    Part III: Therapeutic Approaches and Clinical Applications

    11. The Polyvagal PlayLab: Helping Therapists Bring Polyvagal Theory to Their Clients by Deb Dana and Deb Grant

    12. Roots, Rhythm, Reciprocity: Polyvagal-Informed Dance Movement Therapy for Survivors of Trauma by Amber Gray

    13. The Polyvagal Foundation of Theraplay Treatment: Combining Social Engagement, Play, and Nurture to Create Safety, Regulation, and Resilience by Sandra Lindaman and Jukka Mäkelä

    14. When Pediatric Medical Trauma Presents as Asperger's Syndrome: Polyvagal Explanations and Polyvagal Therapeutic Play by Stuart Daniel, Angie Masters, and Kieran Donovan

    15. Energy Psychology, Polyvagal Theory, and the Treatment of Trauma by Robert Schwarz

    16. Treatment Severity: Parallels Between SPIM 30 and Polyvagal Theory by Ralf Vogt

    17. Treatment of Flight Phobia: A Polyvagal Perspective by Tom Bunn

    18. Grief Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory: Humanizing Our Clinical Response to Loss by Candyce Ossefort-Russell

    19. Polyvagal Theory, Poetry, and PTSD: Portrait of the Poet as Trauma Therapist by Gary Whited

    Part IV: Applications in Medicine

    20. Strengthening the Safety Circuit: Applying Polyvagal Theory in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit by Marilyn Sanders

    21. A Story of Stroke Recovery Told Through a Polyvagal Perspective by Deb Dana

    22. Born With a Heart Condition: The Clinical Implications of Polyvagal Theory by Liza Morton