Safety Resources


  1. 1. Clarke, J (August 5, 2019). Polyvagal theory and how it relates to social cues. Very well mind.https://www.verywellmind.com/polyvagal-theory-4588049
  2. 2. Dana, D. (2020). Polyvagal exercises for safety and connection: 50 client-centered practices. W.W. Norton & Company.
  3. 3. Dana, D. (2022). A beginners guide to polyvagal theory. Rhythm of regulation.https://www.rhythmofregulation.com/_files/ugd/b8fc1d_9ae2b7119c974e74ba1ecb16285ec301.pdf
  4. 4. Dana, D. (2023). Polyvagal practices: Anchoring the self in safety. W.W. Norton & Company. New York.
  5. 5. Davis, S. (March 23, 2020). Polyvagal theory and hope in healing from childhood trauma. CPTSD Foundation.https://cptsdfoundation.org/2020/03/23/polyvagal-theory-and-hope-in-healing-from-childhood-trauma/
  6. 6. Integrated Listening Systems. (2022). Nervous system regulating activities: Supporting awareness, embodiment, and resilience. Unyte Health.
  7. 7. Low, P. (Sept 2021). Overview of the autonomic nervous system. Merck Manual.https://www.merckmanuals.com/en-ca/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/autonomic-nervous-system-disorders/overview-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system
  8. 8. Porges, S. (2017). The Polyvagal Theory: The New Science of Safety and Trauma [Video]. YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br8-qebjIgs
  9. 9. Porges, S.W. (2022). Polyvagal theory: A science of safety. Frontiers: Integrative neuroscience. 16:871227.https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2022.871227
  10. 10. Physiopedia (n.d.). Vagus Nerve. Ed. Kanza Imtiaz.https://www.physio-pedia.com/Vagus_Nerve
  11. 11. Ryland, S., Johnson, L. N., & Bernards, J. C. (2022). Honoring Protective Responses: Reframing Resistance in Therapy Using Polyvagal Theory. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 44(3), 267–275.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10591-021-09584-8
  12. 12. Schwartz, A (2018, August 17). Polyvagal theory and healing complex PTSD. Center for Resilience Informed Therapy.https://drarielleschwartz.com/the-polyvagal-theory-and-healing-complex-ptsd-dr-arielle-schwartz/#.XneFvYhKjIV
  13. 13. Sullivan, M.B., Erb, M., Schmalzl, L., Moonaz, S., Taylor, J.N., & Porges, S.W. (2018). Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience for Self-Regulation and Resilience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 1-N.PAG.https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00067/full
  14. 14. Vagus Nerve. (n.d.) Psychology Today.https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/vagus-nerve
  15. 15. Wagner, D. (June 27, 2016). Polyvagal theory in practice. Counseling today. American Counseling Association.https://ct.counseling.org/2016/06/polyvagal-theory-practice/#:~:text=Polyvagal%20theory%20helps%20us%20understand,lightheadedness%20of%20a%20bad%20flu.
  16. 16. Waxenbaum, J., Reddy, V. & Varacallo, M. (July 22, 2022). Anatomy, autonomic nervous system. StatPearls. NCBI. National Library of Medicine.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539845/#:~:text=The%20autonomic%20nervous%20system%20is,sympathetic%2C%20parasympathetic%2C%20and%20enteric.