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#1 – Posted Friday December, 11th 2020

Stephen Porges on "The COVID-19 Pandemic is a Paradoxical Challenge to Our Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective"

As the COVID-19 crisis challenges the fabric of our society, we look to our science to understand how the crisis is influencing our mental and physical health, how we perceive the world, and the way we interact with others. Polyvagal Theory provides a neurobiological model to explain how the crisis elicits threat-related responses, disrupts our capacity to regulate our behavioral and emotional states, interferes with our optimism, and compromises our ability to trust and feel safe with another.

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