Polyvagal Card Deck: 58 Practices for Calm and Change (Cards)
Offering clients easy-to-implement exercises and strategies for managing wherever they are on the autonomic ladder.
Deb Dana is the leading clinical translator of Stephen Porgesâ€™ influential polyvagal theory. With her new Polyvagal Card Deck: 58 Practices for Calm and Change, she further extends the reach of this groundbreaking perspective on mental wellness. These informational cards enable clients to enhance a broad understanding of their nervous system as well as help clinicians to guide them through a process of tuning in.
The cards have been thoughtfully created to provide polyvagal concepts and prompts grouped into three areas: 1) the autonomic hierarchy: ventral, sympathetic, and dorsal; 2) a section about regulating the system; and 3) a bonus section exploring play, stillness, and change. Clinicians can use the cards at the beginning of a session to frame the work or at the end to create a plan for ongoing work; clients can reach for the cards any time they want some nervous system support.
About the Author
Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, and speaker specializing in complex trauma. SheÂ is theÂ leading translator of Dr. Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory for both clinical and general audiences, and the best-selling author ofÂ Polyvagal Practices,Â Polyvagal Card Deck,Â The Polyvagal Flip Chart, PolyvagalÂ Exercises for Safety and Connection,Â The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy,Â and co-editor with Dr. Stephen Porges ofÂ Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory. She trains therapists around the world in how to bring a Polyvagal approach into their clinical practice, and also 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. Visit her website atÂ http://rhythmofregulation.com/.