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 


PO Box 1003 Kennebunkport, ME  04046

The Rhythm of Regulation:

Building a Polyvagal Foundation for Your Clinical Practice     

Intensive Training Program

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?

Training opportunities in Maine, Massachusetts, and Minnesota...

The Rhythm of Regulation training was first offered in Maine in 2014 and continues to be the home base for the series.  THIS TRAINING IS FULL.  EMAIL ME TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST.                                                November 2018 - May 2019  Kennebunkport, ME

For the first time the series is offered outside of Maine.  Offered in cooperation with Windhorse Integrative Mental Health   THIS TRAINING IS FULL.  EMAIL ME TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST.       January - August 2019  Northampton, MA

Announcing the Rhythm of Regulation in Bloomington, Minnesota. Offered in cooperation with the HaraCenter, LLC.  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!   August 2019 - March 2020 

Polyvagal Theory in Action: Harnessing the Healing Potential of the Autonomic Nervous System 

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium  March 22, 2019

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Learning the Language of the Nervous System

Baha'i Center 119 Maple Street, Efland, North Carolina  April 13, 2019  

This one day workshop will introduce you to the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and ways to begin to bring the regulating resources of the autonomic nervous system directly into your therapy practice.    

Early Registration Now Open

Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy 

Belfast, Northern Ireland  April 26-27, 2019 

 European Seminar in Sitges Spain

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory 

May 8-12, 2019

Rhythm of Regulation: Integrating Polyvagal Theory into Clinical Practice

Lake Oswego/Portland, Oregon

May 31- June 1, 2019

Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy 

Chicago Center for Integration and Healing 

June 28-29, 2019

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Practical Applications for Treating Trauma 

Cape Cod Institute   July 8-12, 2019  


Ottowa  Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma  March 29-30, 2019  More information coming...

Rhode Island  Jewish Collaborative Services of RI  April 10, 2019 Julie Claire Gutterman Lecture

Kripalu Yoga and Retreat Center August 11-16, 2019  More information coming...

Houston, Texas  September 12-15, 2019  Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Practical Applications  More information coming...

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  September 26-29, 2019  Polyvagal Theory: An Immersion Experience        More information coming...

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  October 2-5, 2019  A Polyvagal Approach to Working with Trauma             More information coming...

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  October 7-9, 2019  Polyvagal Theory: Advanced Practices  More information coming...

Efland, North Carolina   October 28 - November 1, 2019  Polyvagal Theory: A Five Day Immersion Experience    More information coming...

Italy  November 30- December 1, 2019   A Polyvagal Theory Guided Approach to Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation   More information coming...


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