It is the responsibility of the autonomic nervous system to ensure we survive in moments of danger and thrive in times of safety.

Polyvagal Theory brings hope to therapists in their work with clients whose patterns of protection keep them imprisoned in experiences of disconnection. Through this “science of connection,” the autonomic nervous system can be reshaped toward safety, regulation, and relationship.  


This intensive training program brings Polyvagal Theory into clinical application providing clinicians a guide to help clients reshape their nervous systems and rewrite the trauma stories carried in their autonomic pathways.  In the four modules of this training, Deb Dana translates Polyvagal Theory into clinical application teaching the science of connection and a comprehensive approach to Polyvagal Theory guided intervention.  The training series is designed to create fluency in the language of polyvagal theory and expertise in using a polyvagal framework in clinical interventions.             COME EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF CONNECTION!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

TRAINING IN MAINE...   The Rhythm of Regulation training was first offered in Maine in 2014 and continues to be the home base for the series. November 2019 - April, 2020.  THIS TRAINING IS FULL.  EMAIL ME TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.   

TRAINING IN MINNESOTA... Offered in cooperation with the HaraCenter, LLC.    August 2019- March 2020  Bloomington, MN   THIS TRAINING IS FULL.  EMAIL ME TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST. 

TRAINING IN NEW JERSEY...  The Rhythm of Regulation training series offered for the first time in Haddon Heights, NJ.  June - December 2020.   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

TRAINING IN PORTLAND, OREGON...  In 2020-2021 the Rhythm of Regulation series will be offered for the first time in a new configuration with two three day modules and one two day module.  Dates:  October 9-11, 2020; December 11-13, 2020; February 6-7, 2021  Venue TBA            Check back for registration information in January 2020. 

Polyvagal Theory and Yoga: An Embodied Path to Wellbeing

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health  November 17-20, 2019

Polyvagal Theory and Therapy: Restoring the Rhythm of Regulation

ISC International  November 30 - December 1, 2019  Milan, Italy

The Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy
A Five Day Immersion Experience

Clinical Institute for Polyvagal Psychotherapy (Istituto Clinico di Psicoterapia Polivagale)

February 12- 16, 2020
Rome, Italy

Registration information coming soon...

Rhythm of Regulation: Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory              

Lisbon, Portugal  February 21-23, 2020

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Two Day Workshops 

March 12-13, 2020  &  March 15-16, 2020

Ede, Netherlands

Sponsored by Uitgeverij Mens!

European Seminar

Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Clinical Practice 

Sitges, Spain  April 15-19, 2020 

 The Rhythm of Regulation - Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana

Inaugural Event in Australia

Two opportunities to learn...  May 11-15 & May 18-22

Mantra Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

European Seminar

In-Depth Polyvagal Theory Practice

Sitges, Spain  November 11-14, 2020


Ottowa, Canada March 26-27, 2020 Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy 

Brattleboro Retreat  May 1, 2020  Polyvagal Informed Self-Care 

Washington, DC June 1, 2020  The Quest for Connection: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Relationships

All That Matters, South Kingston, RI  June 5-7, 2020

Belfast, Northern Ireland  June 22-23, 2020  2nd International Trauma Summit

International Childhood Trauma Conference  Melbourne, Australia  August 2-7, 2020

Brussels, Belgium  October 23-25, 2020

Cork, Ireland  November 26-29, 2020  Foundations of Polyvagal Theory Training