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 Safety (4/6)

Presenter: Deb Dana When we are feeling safe, our body turns on our ventral vagus system. Ventral vagal can look like ease and peace or joy and play. All systems are online during ventral vagal. Sympathetic nervous system is regulating blood flow and our heart rate....

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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