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VideoSSPDr. Stephen PorgesPolyvagal Theory

Preview: A special conversation featuring Stephen Porges and Gabor Maté

Get a sneak peek of this conversation between thought leaders Stephen Porges, Ph.D., and Gabor Maté, MD!

In this nearly hourlong conversation, titled Humanity and Sociality: Healing Through Safety, Connection and Compassion, Drs. Porges and Maté discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • Dr. Maté’s use of “humanity,” in comparison to Dr. Porges’ use of “sociality”
  • Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory and Dr. Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry
  • The importance and impact of safety in society and healing
  • The role of safety in healthcare and academic science, with stories of personal experiences
  • And more

This full video is now available to Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) providers in MyUnyte.


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An auditory intervention developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP restores the nervous system, and is designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.


About the Speakers

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and professor emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.

A celebrated speaker and bestselling author, Gabor Maté, MD, is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, such as addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry GhostsWhen the Body Says NoScattered Minds and (as co-author) Hold On to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in more than 30 languages.

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