Stephen Porges - How to counter the effects of social distancing

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Porges, Stephen W.
Stephen Porges, developer of the Polyvagal Theory, talks with Serge Prengel about countering the effects of social distancing. From the Relational Implicit podcast (
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Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. Original text and description:
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