This web site will keep you updated with information about seminars, workshops, and lectures that Dr. Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D, will be conducting worldwide.
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Click the banner below for more information on the Innovations In Trauma Therapy Online Conference:
A review of Dr Porges's book, The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication and Self-Regulation, is now available HERE. Review is written by Marilyn R. Sanders, M.D.
Dr Porges's interview in the Psychotherapy Networker is now available HERE. The interview is titled, "Wearing Your Heart On Your Face: The Polyvagal Circuit in the Consulting Room."
Dr Porges is participating in the Psychotherapy Networker's, "State of the Art 2013 Virtual Conference", which is scheduled for broadcast on November 4-8 (and on demand). Click HERE for more information!
The Dr Drew Podcast, with Dr Porges and Adam Carolla (episode #090), is available here
For more information on the CardioEdit/CardioBatch Training Workshops at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, please send email to
or visit our website at Polyvagalscience.com
Dr Porges is participating in a free video interview series - Hardwiring Happiness: Seven Essential Strengths starting September 23rd and continuing until November 11th. His friend and colleague, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. (author of Buddha’s Brain) is interviewing him and other experts, including Joseph Goldstein, Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., Marci Shimoff, Kristen Neff, Ph.D., Sharon Salzberg and James Doty, M.D., on how to develop lasting and true happiness.
For eight Mondays, a new interview will be available and then archived so you can watch it any time you want, or go back and see interviews that you missed. You can watch them streaming or download them - including just the audio portion if you prefer - to your computer to access any time you like.
This series explores how to have lasting and true happiness, even in a life that is hard. You will learn how to use the power of everyday experience to build up important strengths and resources for yourself, how to face the brain’s negativity bias, take in the good, and hardwire happiness into your brain.
Topics covered include:
• How becoming mindful can help you to take in the good more effectively.
• Understanding how the nervous system evolved and why it matters to us today.
• What is the relationship between openness and imagination?
• How to remove major blocks to passion.
• Why is it important to have compassion?
• The role self-compassion plays in developing the self-worth that is necessary for true confidence.
• How being contented can help you to be more loving.
The guests are wonderful authorities in their fields, and they respond openly to some very personal questions.
Dr Porges's webcast session, "Understanding Polyvagal Theory" was selected for the Psychotherapy Networker "State of the Art 2013: A Virtual Conference." The virtual conference will be available November 2013. Click here!
Dr Porges's presentation, "The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures and Interventions" from Telluride 2012, is available on YouTube here.
Dr Porges's interview, "The Polyvagal Theory" is available on YouTube here.
Dr Porges's and Dr. Sue Carter's joint dialog, "The Love Code: The Chemistry of Intimacy" is available on YouTube here.
Dr Porges's interview in Psychotherapy Networker, "Wearing Your Heart on Your Face: The Polyvagal Circuit in the Consulting Room" is available here.
The transcript of Dr. Porges's interview on Shrink Rap Radio is now available here.
The transcripts of Dr. Porges' 2013 webinar sessions with Dr. Ruth Buczynski, PhD for the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine are now available! The interview entitled, "Body, Brain, Behavior: How Polyvagal Theory Expands Our Healing Paradigm" is available here (PDF). The interview entitled, "Beyond the Brain: How the Vagal System Holds the Secret to Treating Trauma" is available here (PDF).
How to know whether you're working with mammals or reptiles (and why it matters to your creativity). See Dr Porges's FAST COMPANY interview HERE!
Don't miss the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine's webinar series (linked here), which includes a seminar connecting the Polyvagal Theory to trauma patient therapy. The transcript of Dr. Porges' segment is now available for download HERE.
Somatic Perspectives on Psychotherapy has partnered with Dr. Porges for two interviews on the Polyvagal Theory. The transcript of his interview with Serge Prengel from SomaticPerspectives.com is available for download HERE (PDF), and Nancy Eichhorn has condensed her interview with Dr. Porges into an article available HERE (PDF).
We now have a Spanish translation of Dr. Porges' interview for NICABM with Dr. Ruth Buczinski available for download HERE.
Two of Dr. Porges' most influential articles, introducing the Polyvagal Theory and neuroception, have been graciously translated into Polish by the National Child Emotional Disorders and Traumatic Stress Network of Poland (NSLT). Download them in Microsoft Word format: Neuroception ; Polyvagal Theory
The US and European Associations for Body Psychotherapy have released a transcript of their conversation with Dr. Porges for their Somatic Perspectives series. Please visit SomaticPerspectives.com to read or listen to all the conversations in the series. You can also CLICK HERE for PDF download of the transcript.
For our Spanish-speaking visitors, we have an article from a special issue of "Revista de Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicologia", which includes a compilation of talks delivered by Dr. Porges and Dr. Carter at the National University of Mexico and the Mexican branch of the International Association for the Study of Pain. CLICK HERE for PDF download.
Tenemos el agrado de compartirles el archivo PDF de la Revista de Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología (2011), Volumen Especial de 52 páginas titulado: “Avances recientes en la teoría polivagal y el papel de la Oxitocina en la neurobiología de la monogamia”, que es el producto de la serie de conferencia que impartió en la UNAM y en la Asociación Mexicana para el Estudio y Tratamiento del Dolor (AMETD) el Dr. Stephen W. Porges y la Dra. Sue Carter del “Brain-Body” centro de investigación de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago durante su estancia en México durante el invierno 2009. Disponible para su descarga en PDF aquí.
Dr. Porges was interviewed by Dr. Ruth Buczynski of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) about the Polyvagal Theory's use in treating trauma. Transcript available here (PDF) and in the Popular Articles section.
Dr. Porges, in collaboration with Shrink Rap Radio, has released an audio podcast discussing key aspects of the Polyvagal Theory and the related Listening Project. It is available for listening and download at Shrink Rap Radio.