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Deborah Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives.

She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute and lectures internationally.

Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory is applicable across the board to relationships, mental health, and trauma.

She delves into the intricacies of how we can all use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.

Deb believes that we all benefit when we have a basic understanding of the ways the nervous system works and learn how to become active operators of this essential system.

Clinical works written by Deborah Dana with publisher W.W. Norton include:

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation

Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client Centered Practices the Polyvagal Flip Chart, the Polyvagal Card Deck, and

Polyvagal Practices: Anchoring the Self in Safety

Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory.

Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Best CPTSD Books

Recovery Stories

These recovery stories illuminate the courage of individuals seeking treatment for C-PTSD. 

Through therapeutic interventions, self-discovery, and a steadfast commitment to healing, these narratives showcase the possibility of reclaiming one’s life. 

Each story is a testament to the strength within, inspiring hope and emphasizing the significance of comprehensive, personalized treatment approaches in navigating the complexities of C-PTSD and ultimately achieving meaningful recovery.

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