The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation

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$49.95
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W. W. Norton & Company
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368
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6.4 X 1.4 X 9.3 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9780393707007
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About the Author

Stephen W. Porges, PhD, originator of polyvagal theory, is a Distinguished University Scientist and the founding director of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Indiana University, and is also a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and a co-founder of the Polyvagal Institute. He lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Reviews

A truly revolutionary perspective on human nature, Porges challenges current theory, illuminates old findings so that we see them differently, and raises dozens of questions for new scientific research. The reach is broad, the depth astounding.--Paul Ekman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California at San Francisco, and President & Founder, Paul Ekman Group, LLC
[O]ne of the most important books written on the nervous system in the last fifty years. Porges's ambitious, meticulous, synthetic theory provides a missing link between mind and the nervous system. It also helps explain, in fine detail, how our individual nervous systems influence, and are influenced by, our interactions with others. Suddenly we understand things novelists have described for centuries: how it is that a facial expression, a gesture, a certain tone of voice, can trigger a radical mental reorganization, and lead to engagment, and how our mental and nervous system states shift. Porges's studies and his theory of the social vagus represents a major advance in human knowledge, and is already improving the practice psychotherapy and mind-body medicine.--Norman Doidge, MD, author, The Brain That Changes Itself
[C]hallenges professionals who interact therapeutically, educationally, clinically or even socially with vulnerable populations to share knowledge and work across our specific disciplines, to prevent, identify and treat mental illness.-- (11/01/2013)
The Polyvagal Theory is at the leading edge of psychosomatic medicine and body-mind therapies. It is a vital contribution to scientifically-informed clinical practice. Psychologists, analysts, physicians, bodyworkers, and educators are provided with an essential map to help guide them in tracking the psychophysiological states of their clients, discern where they are 'stuck, ' and help them to heal and move forward in life. Dr. Porges's great contribution is now compiled in this one astounding comprehensive volume. It is a must-read for clinicians and psychobiological researchers.--Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of In Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
The Polyvagal Theory is at the leading edge of psychosomatic medicine and body-mind therapies. It is a vital contribution to scientifically-informed clinical practice. Psychologists, analysts, physicians, bodyworkers, and educators are provided with an essential map to help guide them in tracking the psychophysiological states of their clients, discern where they are 'stuck, ' and help them to heal and move forward in life. Dr. Porges's great contribution is now compiled in this one astounding comprehensive volume. It is a must-read for clinicians and psychobiological researchers.--Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of In Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness