Episode
87

The Science of Safety & Trauma

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Dr. Stephen Porges
by Flow Research Collective
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87
July 23, 2022
Dr. Stephen Porges

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ABOUT THE GUEST:

Dr. Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.  He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by more than 1500 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.

 

ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Neuroception & Cues of Safety (0:15)
  • Polyvagal Theory (5:58)
  • What Drives Sympathetic Dominance (14:50)
  • The Problem with Trauma (17:12)
  • Regulating Our State (22:40)
  • Strategies For Regulation (24:42)
  • Polyvagal Theory Straw Man Argument (35:55)
  • How To Downregulate Nervous System (46:33)
  • Research Genie Question (50:14)

 

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STEVEN KOTLER is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and Founder and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

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