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Stephen Porges on Mindfulness & co-regulation

“The whole history of the study of mental and psychological processes has been so focused on the individual’s responses, yet the individual’s responses are being framed and interacting through a connectedness with others.” The Polyvagal theory developed by Stephen Porges “forces an attention away from the individual to the individual within context.” In this context, mindful self-regulation may be better described as co-regulation. This far-ranging conversation also touches on the importance of listening to others and to our own bodily feelings, how we deal with threat and find safety.

You can listen to the full conversation or download a PDF transcript here.

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