Polyvagal Online Offerings...

In this time of deep disruptions to daily life we are confronted with the challenges of meeting the requirements for social distance and at the same time feeling the powerful pull of the essential need for human connection.  While connecting online is certainly not the same as sitting in a room together, I believe our autonomic nervous systems can feel the exchange of ventral vagal energy and we can find our way into autonomic attunement across the miles through webcams and microphones.    

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  • Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I
  • Polyvagal Online Book Study Group
  • Polyvagal Online Learning Lab

Coming soon...

  • Learning Labs Series II
  • Q and A with Deb Dana
  • A Polyvagal Approach to Working with Challenging Clients in Challenging Times
  • Working with Vicarious Trauma: A Polyvagal Approach to Managing Risk and Building Resilience




The Rhythm of Regulation series brings Polyvagal Theory into clinical application offering clinicians a guide to help clients reshape their nervous systems and rewrite the trauma stories carried in their autonomic pathways. In this three module training sequence Deb Dana translates Polyvagal Theory into clinical application teaching the science of connection and a comprehensive approach to Polyvagal informed intervention.  

Offered in cooperation with The Polyvagal Institute

Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation

Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice Part I


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 this workshop you will:

  • Explore Polyvagal Theory by learning the language of the nervous system as you map your own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for clients. 

  • Learn how to bring the power of Polyvagal Theory directly 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. 

  • Experiment with multiple ways to map autonomic responses, create skills to safely explore patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement, and work with techniques to build autonomic regulation and resilience. 

Foundations Part I Video Library

Available Only For Rhythm of Regulation Graduates

This material is only available Rhythm of Regulation Graduates who have completed the long-term training, either in person or online.  It is a rich resource that complements the training and offers lifetime access to 15 hours of teaching videos and demos.  

This is a private course. If you are interested please contact: assistantdebdana@gmail.com


The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Book Study Group


Responding to ongoing requests for discussion about the concepts and exercises presented in The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy...

Come explore The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy  in this 15 session book study group with Deb Dana.  

Deepen your understanding of the principles and practices of Polyvagal Theory in this chapter by chapter look at how to befriend the nervous system and shape it toward safety and connection. The study group begins with an hour long presentation of the concepts detailed in each chapter and concludes with a 30 minute moderated question and answer period. 


  • Chapter 1  Safety, Danger, and Life-Threat:  Adaptive Response Patterns
  • Chapter 2  Autonomic Surveillance: Neuroception
  • Chapter 3  Wired to Connect


  • Chapter 4  The Personal Profile Map
  • Chapter 5  The Triggers and Glimmers Map
  • Chapter 6  The Regulating Resources Map


  • Chapter 7  Compassionate Connection
  • Chapter 8  Safely Aware and Able to Connect
  • Chapter 9  Creating Safe Surroundings


  • Chapter 10  The Autonomic Nervous System as a Relational System      
  • Chapter 11  Toning the System with Breath and Sound                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Chapter 12  Regulating Through the Body 
  • Chapter 13  Vagal Regulation with the Brain in Mind   
  • Chapter 14   Intertwined States


  • Wrap Up and Final Thoughts 

Purchase your copy of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy ... 

Register Anytime To Access The Book Study Group Through Recorded Sessions.  


Polyvagal Online Learning Labs


An opportunity for Polyvagal Informed Practitioners to Deepen Their Skills

Includes Post-Tests Offering Eligibility for CE's.

The Polyvagal Learning Lab will allow Polyvagal informed practitioners to deeply explore specific areas of Polyvagal informed therapy. Each 90-minute module will begin with a teaching piece and end with the recorded question and answer session. 

Because the Learning Labs are designed to deepen your understanding and skill set, in order to register you must have completed a minimum of a two-day Rhythm of Regulation training.   

Module 1:  Bringing a Polyvagal Lens to Your Remote Sessions       Clinicians are being asked to meet new challenges as therapy is now routinely offered remotely. This Learning Lab is dedicated to helping you translate the Polyvagal informed approach you have already been bringing to   your clinical work to the new experience of remote connection. 

Module 2:  Introducing Polyvagal Theory to Clients, Colleagues, and the Greater Human Community        You’ve experienced what happens when you look through the lens of Polyvagal Theory but how do you talk about Polyvagal Theory with others?  In this Learning Lab we will explore ways to teach Polyvagal Theory, speak the language of Polyvagal Theory, and invite others to begin to look at the world through the lens of the nervous system. 

Module 3:   Setting up a Polyvagal Informed Session         This Learning Lab will outline the basic elements of a Polyvagal informed session and explore ways to routinely integrate them into your work.  From the beginning welcome and check in to the ending invitation for ‘homeplay’, we will look at how a Polyvagal perspective guides clinical work.

Module 4:   Embodying the Polyvagal Perspective      The final Learning Lab in this series brings the focus inward to explore what it means to be a Polyvagal informed clinician and looks at the responsibilities and challenges of working in this way.   

Register Anytime To Access The Learning Labs Through Recorded Sessions.