Chronically Threatened: A Polyvagal Approach to ADHD

In this episode of ADHD is over, the host discusses how Polyvagal Theory relates to ADHD with Dr. Porges. This unpacks the Polyvagal approach to ADHD and demonstrates how there is nothing ‘wrong’ with children who have been diagnosed with these so-called mental disorders (ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression etc.). What if all these children were simply dealing with a nervous system that’s locked in ‘threat mode’, due to chronically occurring traumatic events occurring in their environments?

Listen to the full episode here.

Nancy Rubbico, LMHC

Nancy Rubbico’s mission is to make Polyvagal Theory accessible to all through her work with the Bocas Method. Her goal is to uplift and transform lives by fostering a deep understanding of the nervous system and its impact on behavior. With this understanding, individuals can be empowered to communicate more effectively, increase awareness of their choices, create satisfying connections, access more curiosity and openness, and increase their sense of compassion to overcome difficult situations. Interactions will be more effective and enriching.

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