What is the Polyvagal Theory?

By |January 13th, 2022|anxiety, Polyvagal Theory, stress & stress relief, trauma & PTSD|

What is the Polyvagal Theory? The Polyvagal Theory is a theory proposed by Stephen Porges that describes how the mammalian autonomic nervous system evolved to keep us safe and alive. As mammals evolved from reptiles, our autonomic nervous system developed to automatically communicate with other mammals and engage different self-defense systems when needed. When our [...]