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 2018 Rhythm of Regulation Training Program will be open for registration soon.  

Please contact me to be added to the interest list. 

  Neuroscience, Polyvagal Theory, and IFS

June 27-30, 2017

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

This workshop will be translated into English. 

A lovely opportunity to combine travel and learning!


Treating Trauma via the Autonomic Nervous System:

Polyvagal Theory and the Rhythm of Regulation 

Training offered through Vyne Education (formerly Cross Country Education)

September 21-22, 2017  Albany, NY

September 29-30, 2017 White Plains, NY


Polyvagal PlayLab  

with PlayLab creators Deb Dana and Deb Grant  

Check back for Registration Information ...   

Future WORKSHOP Schedule

Sweetser Training Institute  October 6, 2017  Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Learning to Map the Autonomic Pathways of Connection and Protection 

Brattleboro Retreat April 13, 2018    One Day Workshop: Polyvagal Theory in Practice

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

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