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Polyvagal Card Deck – 58 Practices for Calm and Change

 Author: Deborah Dana
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Polyvagal Card Deck – 58 Practices for Calm and Change offers clients easy-to-implement exercises and strategies for managing wherever they are on the autonomic ladder.

Deb Dana is the leading clinical translator of Stephen Porges’ influential polyvagal theory.

With her new Polyvagal Card Deck: 58 Practices for Calm and Change, she further extends the reach of this groundbreaking perspective on mental wellness. These informational cards enable clients to enhance a broad understanding of their nervous system as well as help clinicians to guide them through a process of tuning in.

The cards have been thoughtfully created to provide polyvagal concepts and prompts grouped into three areas: 1) the autonomic hierarchy: ventral, sympathetic, and dorsal; 2) a section about regulating the system; and 3) a bonus section exploring play, stillness, and change. Clinicians can use the cards at the beginning of a session to frame the work or at the end to create a plan for ongoing work; clients can reach for the cards any time they want some nervous system support.

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)

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Deborah Dana

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...

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