The Delicate Dance Between Loneliness, Solitude, and Polyvagal Theory: A Deeper Understanding
In a world that seems more connected than ever, the concepts of loneliness and solitude are often misunderstood and used interchangeably. It’s crucial to appreciate the subtle yet significant differences between these two experiences to achieve a healthier emotional state. In this blog post, we will explore the distinctions between loneliness and solitude, their impact…
New book by Deb Dana on Reshaping Behaviors
Deb Dana’s latest book, Anchored, presents a simple, hopeful message: when you ground yourself with openness and curiosity, you can gain the understanding necessary to reshape your behaviors. Deb draws on her extensive work with Polyvagal Theory to create the framework within Anchored, building on the research of Stephen Porges. Dana illustrates the conditions needed…
Befriending your Nervous System with Deb Dana
Deb Dana has created a new audio program called Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory. In this podcast, Deb offers an introduction to the human nervous system, how Polyvagal Theory informs our understanding of the nervous system, how to manage the state known as “dysregulation,” and more. Listen to the full episode…
Quick Tips for Teachers: What to Do When Your Bright & Quirky Students Have Challenging Behaviors
At the 2021 Bright & Quirky Child Summit, Dr. Mona Delahooke sat down with Dr. Stephen Porges to discuss strategies for teachers when a child brings challenging behaviors to the classroom.
What to Do with Your Child’s Meltdowns, Refusal or Other Challenging Behaviors
Dr. Mona Delahooke sat down with Dr. Stephen Porges to discuss strategies for parents dealing with challenging behavior from their children.
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…
Co-Regulation Isn’t Just a Human Thing
This little boy wrote a love-letter to his dog. This is another great example of co-regulation with your fury companion.
What is “Hygge” and why do we see this word everywhere?
Hygge is a special Danish word that is hard to explain and even harder to pronounce. The word Hygge (pronounced ‘hoo –guh’) roughly translates to ‘coziness’. It may be hard to say, but that hasn’t stopped the Danish people to seek out hygge and to understand the longing for connection, contentment, and a feeling of…