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WebinarSSPDr. Stephen PorgesPolyvagal TheoryTrauma & PTSD

Live Webinar: The Nervous System’s Role in Experiencing and Healing from Trauma

Date: May 28 @ 11 a.m. ET

Unyte Health welcomes Dr. Stephen Porges, originator of Polyvagal Theory, and Dr. Frank Anderson, an expert in trauma treatment, to this upcoming webinar in our Clinical Conversations series: The Nervous System’s Role in Experiencing and Healing from Trauma. 

This session will explore the following questions:

  • How can the experience of trauma be universal? 
  • What does it mean for our nervous system to adapt, survive and transcend? 
  • What is the nervous system’s role in healing from relational trauma? 

You can expect to learn how concepts of Polyvagal Theory can illuminate pathways to healing that were previously unknown, and how themes from Dr. Anderson’s new book, To Be Loved: A Story of Truth, Trauma, and Transformation, can further support forgiveness, repair and healing. 

We’ll discuss how professionals can apply the concepts of Polyvagal Theory and nervous system regulation through therapeutic frameworks such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). 

Lastly, this session will explore common themes across these concepts, such as the connection between Self and the ventral vagal state, and the connection between parts and sympathetic and dorsal states. We’ll also consider how these concepts and modalities can be used in combination for enhanced healing within relational trauma and beyond. 

Reserve your spot!

Dr. Stephen W. Porges

Originator of the Polyvagal Theory and creator of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

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 in the Kinsey Institute. He is 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. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems. He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which is used by more than 3,000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, reduce hearing sensitivities, and improve language processing.

Dr. Frank Anderson

Trauma treatment expert, psychiatrist and psychotherapist

Frank Anderson MD is a world-renowned trauma treatment expert, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, and psychotherapist. He is the acclaimed author of Transcending Trauma, memoir, To Be Loved: A Story of Truth, Trauma, and Transformation, and the coauthor of Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. As a global speaker on the treatment of trauma and dissociation, he’s passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with Internal Family Systems (IFS). Dr. Anderson is the co-founder of The Trauma Institute and Trauma Informed Media, organizations that promote trauma awareness, education, integration, and healing. He is a lead trainer at the IFS Institute under Richard Schwartz and has a long affiliation with Bessel van der Kolk and the Trauma Research Foundation. Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Harvard, MA, where he lives with his husband and two sons. Follow him at FrankAndersonMD.com and on Instagram at @frank_andersonmd.

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