An introduction to Polyvagal Theory
I first came across polyvagal theory last year whilst trying to research exposure therapies for an annoying tendency I have to shutdown physiologically (nearly fainting but not actually losing consciousness) when exposed to pretty mild stimuli that I perceive to be "traumatic".
It's been an issue to varying degrees throughout my life and can become more or less frequent, but is pretty much hard-wired in as a neurological response which is very frustrating.
This audiobook is what I found and so far I feel is the best introduction to the theory behind polyvagal theory, but it also provides an experiential approach to how it is utilised as a therapeutic modality.
Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory, Deb Dana (fix reference)
Source link: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Befriending-Your-Nervous-System-Audiobook/168364462X?source_code=M2MOR131091619005N&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1252391&gclid=Cj0KCQiA64GRBhCZARIsAHOLriL-CZsiD-wmS7xjDF-cQJDdYsFF_zji-bykd8ezzoeIeL4-bPoVwqsaAr3YEALw_wcB
The audiobook doesn't seem to exist in text form, probably because of the nature of some of the guided content. However this book seems to be an adaptation for text or at least covers much of the same content: Anchored
How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory Deb Dana St Martins Press, Australia, 2021