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Deb Dana's



The Science of Feeling Safe Enough To Fall in Love with Life and Take the Risks of Living

Towards Compassion & Connection

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'The autonomic nervous system is a common denominator in the human family. We all share the same biobehavioural platform.'

Deb Dana

Through a Polyvagal approach to living, the door opens to compassion
An autonomic nervous system that co-regulates and self-regulates with ease creates the possibility to move out of the need for protection - and instead to embody a system that finds joy in connection.

My work as a clinician, consultant, author and speaker is focused on using a Polyvagal lens to understand and resolve the impact of trauma - and to create ways of working that honor the role of the autonomic nervous system as we move through states of protection and connection in an ongoing quest for safety. 

This website offers resources and material in various formats to provide a roadmap we can use to find our way to wellbeing in both our professional work and personal lives. Whether you are an established polyvagal enthusiast, clinician, practitioner or simply a curious human being at the beginning of your polyvagal journey – welcome!

Upcoming Events

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A 3-day in-person workshop 

in Ericeira, Portugal, presented by IFS Portugal

Feb 23 - 25, 2024

Orange Blossom

Overcoming Loneliness: Polyvagal-Informed Therapy for Connection [Mar 22 from 11.00 am - 1.00 pm]

Mar 21 - 24, 2024

Wild Nature

 A 2-day in-person workshop in Alberta, Canada, presented by Juno House

April 10 - 11, 2024

Professional Trainings 

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Foundations of

Polyvagal Informed Practice

Training Series

Join Deb and her senior training team for this in-depth clinical training series that will immerse you in the world of Polyvagal Theory. With over 49 hours of combined live and recorded learning materials, you will gain a deeper understanding of the theory and learn how to integrate Deb's renowned Polyvagal-Informed framework, methodology and materials into your own professional practice. 

Registration is currently open. Sign up for one of the upcoming cohorts and start your journey towards becoming Polyvagal-Informed today!

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Episode: Befriending Your Nervous System with Polyvagal Theory (and IFS),
with Deb Dana

Curious Human Beings

Explore Deb Dana's work here at Rhythm of Regulation & choose from the various routes & options below that suit your lifestyle best

Learn on your own by reading free guides, worksheets & articles, find links to all of Deb's publications, listen to recordings and unique audio-meditations.

Coming soon, this is an exciting new audio adventure offering inspiring ventral vagal content - created for everyone to enjoy and delivered to your ears anywhere, anytime.

A diverse selection of both clinical and non-clinical courses and workshops: live online, interactive, recorded on-demand, hybrid and co-hosted training all available.

See and hear Deb in a variety of appearances as she gets to the heart of her work with trauma, resilience and the power of befriending your nervous system.

See forthcoming keynote speeches, workshop & conference presentations, or invite Deb for a speaking engagement or bespoke workshop for your organization.

Deb is available for international events and conferences. She also offers bespoke training worldwide, tailored for the specific needs of each individual organization.


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Without limitation, all Deb Dana’s work, training courses, materials, resources and publications are protected by international copyright laws. Without permission from the copyright holder, no reproduction or use of any element of Deb Dana’s methodology, or any portion of her material, work or resources is permitted. Deb Dana’s Rhythm of Regulation® trainings, methodology, skills, tools, techniques and practices can only be provided by approved members of Deb Dana’s Rhythm of Regulation® training team, unless specific permission is obtained from Deb Dana. Only Rhythm of Regulation® approved courses, workshops and trainings are sanctioned by Deb Dana, and no other training or instruction utilizing her original work is allowed, unless specific permission is granted in writing.

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