2 Days Workshop
2 Days Workshop

2021 October 8-9 Workshop
This 2 Days workshop with Deb Dana, will be held totally in English. No translations.

Please note:The training was planned to take place in person in Lisbon.
However and given the pandemic times we all go through, we eventually should be forced to shift into online mode.

The Rhythm of Regulation: Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective
In this workshop, Deb Dana translates Dr. Porges’ theory into clinical application with the creation of an integrated approach to polyvagal intervention.  Deb begins with an examination of Polyvagal Theory and the science of the autonomic nervous system, followed by comprehensive study of the phases of polyvagal intervention.

Rhythm of Regulation: Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory
A three-day immersion experience with Deb Dana

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping our experiences of safety and influencing our capacity for connection.  Polyvagal Theory provides a framework to understand the ways experience shapes the nervous system and the pathways that lead to healing.  This updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilization, and collapse offers therapists practical ways to effectively help their clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns.  Using a Polyvagal-informed approach, therapists can reliably lead their clients out of adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful treatment.

In this three day workshop, you will learn the language of the nervous system as you map your own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for your clients.  Learn the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and work with practices designed to your clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns and strategies to shape their autonomic nervous systems toward safety and connection.

Working individually and in dyads, you will learn with multiple ways to track autonomic responses, skills to safely explore patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement, and techniques to build autonomic regulation and resilience.  In addition to experiential work, you will see examples of Polyvagal Theory guided therapy through role play and demonstrations.

This three day workshop brings Polyvagal Theory into practical application as you learn:

  • the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory 
  • how to create autonomic maps and use them as a guide in treatment
  • skills to identify and interrupt patterns of protection and shape the system toward connection
  • how to work with experiences of rupture and repair
  • ways to engage the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system
  • how the guiding questions of Polyvagal-informed therapy influence clinical practice

Topics covered:
Mapping the System
Patterns of Connection and Protection
The Social Engagement System
Shaping the System
Regulating Resources
Portals of Intervention

Deb Dana, LCSW specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors.  She is the Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series.  She is trained in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center.  Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy (Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection (forthcoming from Norton) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Norton, 2018).  

Deb Books here.

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Venue in Lisbon

 Lisbon -  Hotel Sana Malhoa 
 Room Belém III+IV 


This Training with Deb Dana will be tottally held in English
No Translation available

Tuitions | Registration

This Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.

Until  17 Feb: 000€

Registrations contact:

Payment plans 
A  deposit of 150€ will secure your place. 
The remaining amount payed until the 17th February.
For more details please contact us at construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.

Flights/ Travelings, Accommodation and Meals are not included in the price of tuition.

Cancelamentosadmissíveis até 15 dias úteis antes da data do evento, com reembolso de 80%,  apenas se o seu lugar for preenchível.
Cancelamentos efetuados após esta data não têm lugar a reembolso.

Pagamentos Parcelares: para parcelamentos no pagamento por favor contacte-nos: construtivistas@sppc.org.pt




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