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This is the informational website of Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory, Distinguished University Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina.


Announcing The Official PolyVagal Theory Poster

a neuro-anatomically accurate medical illustration of the Polvyagal Theory

a visual and explanatory aid for learners of all kinds, helping you see and understand the neural circuitry and implications of the theory


Click on the image or link above to pre-order the poster. Use code: EARLYBIRD for 20% off your first order, until December 1, 2019.

New Partnership with Unyte

I’m pleased to announce that I have entered into a long-term partnership with a company called Unyte, whereby I will become their Chief Scientific Advisor.

Unyte's mission is to create and acquire a suite of effective neural or mind-body solutions that will guide tens of millions of people to happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. They recently acquired Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), which partnered with me two years ago to launch the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). Prior to that, they acquired Wild Divine, a pioneer in biofeedback training with products that help people reduce stress and increase awareness, self-regulation and resilience.

I will be working with the Unyte team to develop new products, therapies, research and educational programs based on Polyvagal Theory and to reach as many people as possible with these initiatives. To learn more about Unyte’s story and our partnership, please click here.

I wish to share my feelings of gratitude to Gabriel Kram for creating this webpage.  Gabriel generously donated his time and insightful skills in designing and implementing this inviting portal for those interested in learning more about Polyvagal Theory and how the theory supports the heroic quest for safety that we share.