Creating Cues of Safety & Danger (6/6)

Presenter: Deb Dana In order to feel safe, we need context, choice, and connection. Our bodies perceive danger when our choices are limited or we feel trapped. They also perceive danger when there are too many choices or we are given choices with a guide as to how to...

Responding to Cues of Safety & Danger (5/6)

Presenter: Deb Dana It is unrealistic and unhealthy to always be in ventral. We are at our healthiest when we are flexible and can easily and quickly move between these states as needed. For example, when we are playing and we lose connection, we will move from...

Cues of Life-Threat (3/6)

Presenter: Deb Dana One of the main nerves of the parasympathetic nervous system is the vagus nerve, which has sensory and motor functions. There are two parts of the vagus nerve- dorsal vagus and ventral vagus. Our dorsal vagus nerve is responsible for...

Cues of Danger (2/6)

Autonomic nervous system Autonomic nervous system is the part of our nervous system that automatically runs things like our heart beat and breathing. The autonomic nervous system has two main parts- the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls those things...

Cues of Safety & Danger (1/6)

Presenter: Deb Dana Safety is not a cognitive experience. It is an embodied experience. Stephen Porges coined the term neuroception to describe how the body constantly scans for cues of safety and danger. We are not in control of this process and we are not...
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