Stephen W. Porges, PhD

Distinguished University Scientist, Indiana University Bloomington; Founding Director, Traumatic Stress Research Consortium, Kinsey Institute; Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina; Founder of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior; Past President, Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences; Former Recipient of the “National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development” Award; Author, “The COVID-19 Pandemic is a Paradoxical Challenge to Our Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective” (2020, Clinical Neuropsychiatry), Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (2021), and The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory (2017)


Calming Anxious Brains

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 19-21, 2021

Distressed Brains & Trauma

How the Pandemic Contributes to Feelings of Threat and Disrupts a Child's Ability to Connect & Feel Safe