Trauma Chat Episode 11

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In this week’s episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, a trauma therapist, consultant and coach, offers a basic overview of Polyvagal Theory using Deb Dana LCSW’s Polyvagal Ladder concept. In this episode you will hear Laura talk about: 

  • What Polyvagal Theory is 
  • How it relates to the Window of Tolerance mentioned in Episode 10 
  • How it relates to the Trauma Defenses explained earlier in the season 

Resources for this Episode:  

Deb Dana, LCSW and Dr. Stephen Porges 

Deb Dana’s book, Polyvagal Theory in Therapy 

Deb Dana’s book, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client-Centered Exercises 

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Original Date

August 24, 2021

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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