Stephen Porges - Why Active Listening can help people support each other

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Porges, Stephen W.
Social distancing dramatically affects people’s ability to find comfort in connection. Active Listening is a simple tool people can use to support each other. Therapists, see:
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 source and description:
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Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction
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