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Season 1, Episode 1: The Polyvagal Theory: Insights Into Resilience with Stephen Porges, PhD

By Jodi Cohen

With Stephen Porges, PhD, you’ll learn the impact of the autonomic state on reactions, how safety cues calm the physiological state, and the ways in which trauma distorts neuroception and creates defensive reactions.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Impact of the autonomic state on reactions
  • How safety cues calm the physiological state
  • Trauma distorts neuroception and creates defensive reactions

About Dr. Stephen Porges

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences.

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About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.