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A Bit About Deb

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

Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory applies to relationships, mental health, and trauma and how we can use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives.

Deb has a busy career training therapists around the world in how to bring a Polyvagal approach into their clinical practice and works with agencies and larger systems to explore how to incorporate a Polyvagal perspective. She is founding member of The Polyvagal Institute, a consultant to Khiron Clinics, and an advisor to Unyte.

 

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.  Following this passion leads her offer to workshops in partnership with groups outside the clinical arena and bring the Polyvagal perspective to the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, experiences of daily living. 

Publications

Sounds True, 2021

Norton, 2020

Norton, 2020

Sounds True, 2020

Norton, 2018

Norton, 2018

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Author of Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory

Author of Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices

Creator of The Polyvagal Flip Chart

Creator of the audio program Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory

Co-editor with Stephen Porges - Clinical Application of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal Informed Therapies

Author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation