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Porges Information

Dr Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana
University Bloomington and Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Emeritus Professor of Human Development
at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Nalanda Institute's 9th Annual Benefit, "Love's Brain:  The Science of Human
Connection." Join us in New York City as we honor our distinguished guest,
Dr Stephen Porges, who will be presenting his Polyvagal Theory based on his
pioneering study of the autonomic nervous system that has forever changed
our understanding of the nature of love, compassion, and the mind/body
practices to maintain a healthy life.  It will be a stellar evening of scientific
discovery, festive dining and inspiring music.  Friday, June 8, 2018, from
6-10 pm, at the New York Academy of Medicine.  Please click HERE for more
information and to register.
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NOW AVAILABLE!

The "Safe and Sound Protocol" (SSP) is now available for professional use!   Dr Porges            has chosen to work with Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) to introduce this product to the   therapy market.  iLs is a neurotechnology company that integrates music, movement and language exercises for the purpose of improving brain function.  The SSP, formerly known         as "The Listening Project Protocol" is based on more than 40 years of research          investigating relationships between the autonomic nervous system and social-emotional processes. The SSP protocol is designed to exercise the neural regulation of components           of auditory system involved in listening with specifically processed music.

Research suggests that following completion of the intervention, individuals will have       reduced auditory hypersensitivities, improved auditory processing, improved behavioral         and emotional regulation and will be better able to focus and attend in school, therapy and everyday life.

  • Childhood physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as neglect
  • Medical procedures, a catastrophic illness, or an accident

In the wake of these events, and without help, so many of us struggle with symptoms throughout our lifetimes.  With the 2018 Healing Trauma Summit, you'll join renowned & respected professionals and healers from a wide sweep of disciplines and traditions.  Additionally, heroines and heroes of community and cultural healing will share how they found a way through their traumatic experience to emerge stronger and a source of help to others.

Dr Stephen W. Porges will be presenting on June 13, 2018, at 8pm EST on "Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding Trauma Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory".

Click on the banner below to register for The Healing Trauma Summit:  24 Online Training Sessions on Advances in Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Spiritual Psychology and Embodied Approaches to Heal and Transform Trauma.

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Dr Porges will be speaking at a free online conference, "The Embodied Brain:  Yoga Neuroplasticity & the New Scientific Paradigm."  Available online from February 1st - 3rd, 2019, our seventh online conference - and second collaboration with the Nalanda Institute
for Contemplative Science - features celebrated scientists, researchers, philosophers and spiritual teachers as they explore the exciting discoveries around neuroplasticity and how they are shifting the scientific paradigm, challenging our previous notions about the brain, and transforming our understanding of the mind-body connection.
Three days of talks will introduce you to research, scholarship and practices that will
enrich your understanding of both science and contemplative practices like yoga and meditation.
Please click HERE to register!
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Click HERE to access Dr Porges's interview with psychotherapists, Robbyn Peters Bennett and Amy C. Bryant on his Polyvagal Theory and how discipline effects children's behavior, physiology and emotional resilience.  Learn how to recognize your child's signals for when they're triggered, and how to get them back into physical and emotional regulation.
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Click HERE to access Dr Porges's new interview on Wanderlust.com:  "Understanding the Vagus Nerve and Optimize Your Life"
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Click HERE to listen to Dr Porges's new interview on #WiseGirl:  "Dr Stephen Porges:  Polyvagal Theory, Trauma, Safety/Intimacy & Mindfulness/Spirituality.
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Dr Porges has 2 new interviews on "Relational Implicit & Somatic Mindfulness in Psychotherapy".  Please click HERE for "Stephen Porges:  Mindfulness & Co-regulation"
and click HERE for "Stephen Porges:  The Polyvagal Theory"
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Click here for a transcript of Dr Porges's interview with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Neuroscience entitled, "Love's Brain:  A Conversation with Stephen Porges"
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The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory is now available for purchase with 25% discount and free shipping!  For a review from Psych Central, click here. Dr Porges's new book, Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory is also now available for purchase (with 25% discount and free shipping). For 25% discount and free shipping on any of Dr Porges's other books ordered through Norton, please use discount code PORGES18.
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Click HERE to listen to The Healing Pain podcast
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Click HERE to listen to Dr Porges's podcast with mBraining
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Click HERE to read Dr Porges's interview, "The Significance of Stillness".  For more information on The Human Givens Institute and The Human Givens College, please visit www.hgi.org.uk and www.humangivenscollege.com
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In collaboration with Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, we are exited to announce the release of the Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science - the very first academic handbook exclusively dedicated to the topic of compassion. Gathering insights from top compassion researchers from around the world  including a chapter by our lab, the chapters cover a wide range of topics from parenting to health. Dr Porges's chapter focuses on how ancient rituals stimulate vagal pathways,which shift physiological state and functionally open 'portals' to compassion. Check out The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science on Amazon.
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Click HERE to listen to Dr Porges's latest podcast with Dr. Drew
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Dr Porges's interview with The American Journal of Dance Therapy was published
in the June 2017 issue (volume 39, issue 1), and is also available HERE
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We are pleased to inform you that Dr Porges will be participating in The Neuroscience Training Summit 2017:  How to Change Your Brain for Personal Healing, Better
Relationships, and Spiritual Awakening, an upcoming online summit with many of today's leading experts on the day-to-day life of the human brain.  This exciting event is yours to attend at no charge!  Over the course of 10 days, 21 of the sharpest and most innovative
minds in neuroscience will be giving training sessions and sharing practical applications
for your life and practice.  It all starts on March 20, with presentations by Rick Hanson, PhD
and Lisa Wimberger, MEd.  Dr Porges will be speaking live on March 22, 2017 at 12 noon East Coast Time on "Connectedness as a Biological Imperative:  Understanding the consequences of trauma, abuse and chronic stress through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory".  We hope you can attend! You can learn more about The Neuroscience Training Summit 2017, including Dr Porges's presentation, by clicking HERE.  If you are interested in getting downloads of all the sessions and additional presenter bonus materials, check out the upgrade package. It comes with an unconditional, one-year satisfaction guarantee.
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Click here to listen to Dr Porges's podcast on Relationship Alive entitled, "The Science of Safety"
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Click here to listen to Dr Porges's podcast on Misophonia International entitled, "What Causes Misophonia?  The Polyvagal Theory"
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Our next CardioEdit/CardioBatch Plus Training Workshop will be during January 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  For more information, please send email to [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Dr Porges's book is now available in German!  For more information, please click below: 
For exclusive content on Die Polyvagal-Theorie (German), including inclusive contents and reading rehearsal, please click HERE
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Click here to listen to Dr Porges's Bulletproof Radio podcast entitled:  Stephen Porges:  The Polyvagal Theory & The Vagal Nerve
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Dr Porges participated in a podcast with Radio In Vivo on 7/22/15.  The podcast is now online:  http://radioinvivo.org/2015/07/22/polyvagal-theory/
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Dr Porges will be on a webinar series entitled "A Psychology of the Future - Summit."  Please click the HERE for more information
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For a Brief Musical Lesson on the Polyvagal Theory entitled "The Polly Vagal Blues", performed by The Keynoters at the Stephen Porges Keynote at ACEP's energy psychology conference, please click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCCNv3P7jUs
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Dr Porges's interview by Camilla Marzocchi was published in “State of Mind” on December 5th 2014.  For the Italian version, please click HERE
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The Polyvagal Science team is competing for the Palo Alto Longevity Prize!  For more information, please click HERE
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Dr Porges's book is now available in ITALIAN:
Dr Porges's preface to the book, Das Trauma-Spektrum:  Verborgene Wunden und die Kraft der Resilienz, by Robert Scaer, is available HERE (German only).  For more information about the book, click HERE
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A review of Dr Porges's book, The Polyvagal Theory:  Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication and Self-Regulation, is now available HERE.  Review is written by Marilyn R. Sanders, M.D.
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A collection of Dr. Porges's work is being published, and is now available at your local bookstore, or via online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Indiebound, and Powells.

The Polyvagal Theory is also available in German.  Click on the book cover for more information.  For a review of the book (in German), please click HERE

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