upcoming workshops

Please contact me for information regarding any of the listed workshops or if you would like to discuss a speaking engagement or workshop presentation.         deborahadanalcsw@gmail.com

The Rhythm of Regulation Series now has three modules available:

One Day Introduction

Two Day Immersion 

 Six Month Intensive 


DEB DANA, LCSW


PO Box 1003 Kennebunkport, ME  04046




The Rhythm of Regulation: Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective

The Rhythm of Regulation series is based on the work of renowned neuroscience researcher Stephen Porges.  His development of Polyvagal Theory presents an expanded understanding of the ways the autonomic nervous system influences our experiences of safety and our ability for connection.  

Dr. Porges’ research offers a cutting edge framework for the treatment of trauma.  Polyvagal Theory provides a state of the art map outlining a new way of looking at habitual patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement.  

In this workshop series, Deb Dana translates Dr. Porges’ theory into clinical application with the creation of an integrated approach to polyvagal intervention.  We begin with an examination of Polyvagal Theory and the science of the autonomic nervous system followed by comprehensive study of the phases of polyvagal intervention.  

 Rhythm of Regulation Intensive Training Program! 

Are you are ready to join the global community of polyvagal informed practitioners?


The January-August 2018 Rhythm of Regulation Training Program is full.  

If you want to be added to the interest list for the next training, please email me...



Treating Trauma via the Autonomic Nervous System:

Polyvagal Theory and the Rhythm of Regulation 

Training offered through Vyne Education (formerly Cross Country Education)

October 19-20, 2017  Chicago, IL

October 27-28, 2017  Minneapolis, MN


Future WORKSHOP Schedule

Windhorse Integrative Mental Health  November 8, 2017 - Polyvagal Theory: Learning the Language of the Nervous System 

Italian Association for Body Psychotherapy  UniversitĂ  LUMSA   November 24, 25, 2017 Polyvagal Theory and Pathways to Connection

Paris, France  February 16, 17, 18 2018  Polyvagal Theory in Practice: Using the Autonomic Nervous System to Guide Your Work

Brattleboro Retreat April 13, 2018 - Polyvagal Theory in Practice

Sweetser Training Institute  June 1, 2018 - Using TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) in Clinical Practice: Re-storying Trauma 

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  June 21-25, 2018  Polyvagal Theory: An Immersion Experience 

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  June 26-30, 2018  A Polyvagal Approach to Working with Complex Trauma

Cape Cod Institute   July 16-20 

Leading Edge Seminars, Toronto  October 19-20, 2018

Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, Ottawa  October 26-27, 2018

Polyvagal PlayLab with PlayLab creators Deb Dana and Deb Grant - check back for registration information...

PRIOR WORKSHOPS

Re-view, Re-Member, Re-Story with TAT: Introduction to Tapas Acupressure Technique

Clinical Application of TAT: Bringing Energy Psychology Into Your Clinical Practice 

Vicarious Trauma and the Use of Energy Psychology in Self Care

Vicarious Trauma: Risk and Resources 

Minding our Brains: Brain Biology and the Impact of Trauma

Experiential Neuroscience: Applications for Clinical Practice

Working with Trauma: Looking through the Lens of Neuroscience

Dynamics and Dilemmas of Trauma

Parts, Patterns, and Neurobiology: Integrating IFS and Neuroscience

IFS and Neuroscience: Finding Common Ground

Self and Parts Through the Flow of Experience: Bringing a Polyvagal Perspective to your IFS Practice

Polyvagal Playlab: A Day for Embodied Learning and Exploration of Polyvagal Theory for Psycyotherapists

Clinical Work Through a Polyvagal Perspective: Using Physiological Cues to Write our Stories

The Language of the Nervous System: Becoming Fluent in Polyvagal Theory

Understanding Our Response to Trauma: A Polyvagal Perspective

Navigating the Nervous System 

Neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, and IFS