The Nervous System Workbook

Practical Exercises to Ease Anxiety, Find Safety, and Come Home to Yourself Using Polyvagal Theory
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available November 5, 2024)
Paperback Book - Preorder
Available November 5, 2024
eBook - Preorder
Available November 5, 2024
Full Description

A guide for understanding and befriending your body’s unique nervous system—and finding your way back to safety and calm in times of stress.

All our behaviors, emotions, and stories have their roots in our nervous systems—how we feel in our bodies, how we perceive the world around us, and how we connect with others in our relationships. When we’re stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed, our nervous systems—and our lives—suffer. In recent years, Polyvagal Theory has produced incredibly effective new tools for regulating our neurobiology. With The Nervous System Workbook, leading Polyvagal expert Deb Dana presents a highly interactive guide for befriending your nervous system and cultivating a sense of safety and well-being.

Beginning with a layperson-friendly overview of Polyvagal Theory, Dana guides you through exercises, practices, and reflections to help you understand, soothe, and train your system—so you can live with less reactivity and more ease. A variety of exercises supports readers of different learning styles.

As Dana writes, “There is no right or wrong way—there is the way of your nervous system.” The Nervous System Workbook is the tool you need to understand the nuances of your body’s unique needs—and respond to those needs when you feel challenged with a custom menu of support strategies that can help you return to a place of safety and connection.

Format Details
Paperback Book - Preorder (Available November 5, 2024) eBook - Preorder (Available November 5, 2024
Contents Paperback Book (192 pages) eBook (192 pages)
Dimensions 7 x 9 inches
Product Code BK06796 BK06796W
ISBN Number 978-1-64963-192-3 978-1-64963-193-0
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Deb Dana

About Deb Dana

Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, consultant to Khiron Clinics, and advisor to Unyte. Deb’s work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma. She delves into the intricacies of how understanding and befriending the nervous system can change the way we navigate our daily lives. Deb is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both clear and accessible and for her significant contribution pioneering Rhythm of Regulation® methodology, tools, techniques and practices which continue to open up the power of Polyvagal Theory for professionals and curious people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Deb has published a number of clinical works over the years. She partners with Sounds True to bring her polyvagal perspective to a general audience through the audio program “Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory” and her print books “Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory,” and “Nervous System Workbook.” Deb can be contacted via her website

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