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 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?

Two training opportunities...

Registration now open!

The Rhythm of Regulation training was first offered in Maine in 2014 and continues to be the home base for the series.                                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                            January - August 2019  Northampton, MA  

Cape Cod Institute   July 16-20  

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Practical Applications for Treating Trauma

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health  August 14-17, 2018  

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Navigating the Nervous System

Leading Edge Seminars, Toronto  October 19-20, 2018

Rewiring Your Practice: Essential Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory


European Seminar in Sitges Spain

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory 

May 18-12, 2019


Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  June 21-24, 2018  Polyvagal Theory: An Immersion Experience 

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France  June 26-29, 2018  A Polyvagal Approach to Working with Complex Trauma

K Events  Australia  September 4, 2018  (webinar)  Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Navigating the Nervous System

K Events Australia  November 13, 2018  (webinar)  Polyvagal Theory and Pathways to Connection

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


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