19 Jul Being Well Podcast: Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges
Explore Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges — a legend in his field — in this episode of the Being Well Podcast. Join Dr. Porges, Rick and Forrest to learn how we can use the systems of the body to completely change our relationship with stress.
About Our Guest: Dr. Stephen Porges is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological states in our psychological experiences.
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1:45: Summary of Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges
6:00: Evolutionary neuro-biology: the three systems of the body
15:15: The adaptive nature of the three systems
19:45: Shutdown, trauma, and constructing a narrative
23:00: Challenges of COVID to the social engagement system
28:15: How to intervene in the body
33:00: Being stuck with problematic people
35:30: Using the breath and staying calm
42:00: A message to your younger self.
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