The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy      (Deb Dana)

30/07/2021

Knowing how our nervous system works is a key to understanding of our own behavioural reactions and reactions of others. It gives us the insights of how we can regulate and co-regulate so we don't blame ourselves for things we've done or haven't done (the main purpose of our nervous system is just to keep us safe, and it doesn't matter for our body at some point if we fight, flight or freeze), but see the patterns resultant of these biological reactions and get a possibility to break through them, creating more constructive ways of expressing ourselves. Thanks to the Polyvagal Theory we either learn what our triggers are and why the meditation and breathing techniques have such a great ability to calm us down and to bring clarity in our experience.