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Deb Dana's

Rhythm of Regulation: Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice

Italy Foundations - Begins March 10 

US Foundations - Begins April 14

AU Foundations - Begins April 28  

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Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice

Presented By Deb Dana's Rhythm of Regulation

This training has been created and developed by Deb Dana LCSW, and is presented by her and members of her senior training team to offer a unique, deeply immersive and highly interactive learning experience. Gain insight & a thorough grounding in the clinical applications of Polyvagal Theory for your professional practice.

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping experiences of safety and influencing the capacity for connection. Through the organizing principles of hierarchy, neuroception and co-regulation, Polyvagal Theory has revolutionized our understanding of how this system works. Guided by Polyvagal Theory, we have a new appreciation of the ways experience shapes the nervous system and of the pathways that lead to healing. With this updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilization, and collapse, we have practical ways to effectively help clients identify and interrupt patterns of protection, and strategies to shape their systems toward the regulated state of safety and connection that is necessary for successful treatment.


In the Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice, participants will explore Polyvagal Theory by learning the language of the nervous system as they map their own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for their clients. Participants will learn how to bring the power of Polyvagal Theory into clinical work - with practices designed to reliably help clients re-shape their systems and re-write the stories that are carried in their autonomic pathways.

Learn in an Immersive & Interactive Environment

The Organizing Principles of Polyvagal Theory

How to Create Autonomic Maps for Use & Guidance in Treatment

In-depth Skills to Track Habitual Response Patterns

Ways to Build Individual & Interactive Resources to Shape the Nervous System Toward Connection

Practices which Engage the Co-regulating Pathways of the Social Engagement System

Working with Therapeutic Rupture & Repair

Practial Techniques for Clinicians & Practitioners to Reshape the Autonomic Nervous System

How to Bring a Polyvagal Approach into Clinical Practice with Integrity


Professional Credits Available

Bring The Theory To Life & To Your Practice

Join Deb Dana and her team of Senior Trainers for this unique six-month course. Delve into your own autonomic patterns and develop Polyvagal Informed skills. Immerse yourself in live-online learning sessions, personal exploration, lots of clinical demonstrations, and experiential modules, live-online group consultation sessions, smaller group consultations, questions & answer sessions with Deb, and engaging face to face webinars. This is a training course incorporating recorded & live elements.

An Immersive 6-Month Training Program

Lifetime Access to Deb Dana's Unique Material


Explain the Organizing Principles of Polyvagal Theory

Describe Polyvagal Theory in Client Friendly, Accessible Language

Explain the Hierarchy of Autonomic Response

Discuss Ways Neuroception Activates Autonomic State Shifts

Review the Biological Need for Co-regulation

Study & Summarize the Function of the Vagal Brake

Conduct Exercises with Clients Designed to Strengthen the Vagal Brake

Evaluate Client Experiences of Mobilization, Disconnection & Engagement Through a Polyvagal Lens

Study & Summarize the Common Body Responses, Thoughts, Feelings & Actions for Each Autonomic State

Complete the Basic Mapping Sequence with Clients

Practice Co-regulating Actions with Clients & Evaluate Response

Identify the Impact of Autonomic State on Behaviors, Beliefs, and Relationships

Utilize Skills to Recognize & Regulate Patterns of Autonomic Response

Apply Practices to Engage Individual Elements of the Social Engagement System

Utilize Skills Using Sound, Movement & Breath to Increase Autonomic Flexibility

Utilize Autonomic State/State Changes to Identify Moments of Therapeutic Rupture

Demonstrate How to Repair a Rupture & Create a Return to Co-regulation

Describe & Apply the Elements of a Polyvagal Guided Session

Plan How to Incorporate a Polyvagal Approach into Clinical practice

Formulate Clinical Cases Through the Polyvagal Lens

Summarize Ethical Considerations of Polyvagal Informed Clinical Work

$2000 USD
Monthly Payment Plans Available

January 2023: Example Schedule





· Introduction: JAN 20 - 9am-11am

·  Module 1 : JAN 27 - 9am-12pm

· Trainer Experiential:  FEB 24 - 9am-10.30am

· Module 2:         MAR 17 - 9am-12pm

· Q/A with Deb Dana: APRIL 07 - 10.30am-12pm

· Module 3: APRIL 28 - 9am-12pm

· Consultant Experiential: MAY 12 - 9am-10.30am

·  Module 4:  JUNE 09 - 9am-12pm


· Q/A with Deb Dana: JUN 30 - 10.30am-12pm

· Trainer Experiential: JULY 14 - 9am-10.30am

· Module 5: JULY 28 - 9am-12pm


Consultation Schedule

 · Consultation 1: FEB 10

· Consultation 2: APRIL 14

· Consultation 3: MAY 05

 · Consultation 4: JUN 16


Please note: Attendance on all four consultation dates is required.

Varying 1-hour time slots will be available.


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