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Anchored

How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2021
ISBN:
9781683647065
Quantity: 
6
$25.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Discover your body’s neural pathways to calmness, safety, and connection.

An intense conversation, a spat with a partner, or even an obnoxious tweet—these situations aren’t life-or-death, yet we often react as if they are. That’s because our bodies treat most perceived threats the same way. Yet one approach has proven to be incredibly effective in training our nervous system to stop overreacting and start responding to the world with greater safety and ease: Polyvagal Theory.

In Anchored, expert teacher Deb Dana shares a down-to-earth presentation of Polyvagal Theory, then brings the science to life with practical, everyday ways to transform your relationship with your body. Using field-tested techniques, Dana helps you master the skills to become more aware of your nervous system moment to moment—and change the way you respond to the great and small challenges of life.

Here, you’ll explore:

  • Polyvagal Theory—get to know the biology and function of your vagus nerve, the highway of the nervous system
  • Befriending Your Nervous System—attune to what’s going on in your body by developing your “neuroception”
  • Using Your Vagal Brake—discover key techniques to consciously regulate the intensity of your emotions
  • Connection and Protection—learn to recognize and influence your internal cues for safety and danger
  • Your Social Engagement System—find ways to create nourishing relationships with others and the world around you
  • Practices and guidance to gently shape your nervous system for greater resilience, intuition, safety, and wonder.

Once we know how our nervous system works, we can work with it. We can learn to access an embodied, biological resource that is always present, available, and there to guide us toward well-being.

Through guided imagery, meditation, self-inquiry, and more, Anchored offers a practical user’s manual for moving from a place of fear and panic into a grounded space of balance and calm.

Dana draws on her considerable experience as a clinician and teacher, her extensive work with Polyvagal Theory, and her long-lasting close collaboration with its founder, Dr. Stephen Porges.

Also available by Deb Dana are:

  • Befriending Your Nervous System (8CD audio workshop, $116.99)
  • Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection (paperback book, $31.95)
  • Polyvagal Flip Chart ($39.95).

Publisher’s Description: 

Reduce Stress and Overwhelm Through a Deeper Understanding of Your Nervous System.

Weve all had experiences where our reactions felt completely out of proportion to the situation. Perhaps a meeting with your boss made you feel like you were in the path of a speeding car. Or it may be that certain relationships in your life felt out of control.

In Anchored, Deb Dana presents a simple, hopeful message: when you ground yourself with openness, mindful attention, and curiosity, you can gain the understanding necessary to reshape these seemingly uncontrollable responses. Dana draws on her considerable experience as a clinician and teacher, her extensive work with Polyvagal Theory, and her long-lasting close collaboration with its founder, Dr. Stephen Porges.

Polyvagal Theory posits that our survival responses are regulated by the vagus nerve (the highway of the nervous system, which sends signals directly from the body to the brain) and can be consciously shaped through exploratory practices that offer a greater sense of safety.

Dana illustrates how to work with the bodys innate ability to pick up social signals and cultivate micro-moments of safety in order to regulate automatic responses to stress, conflict, and hardship. Including in-depth practices such as guided imagery, meditation, and ongoing self-inquiry, Anchored offers a practical users manual for moving from a place of fear and panic into a grounded space of calm and balance.

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