Navigating in Turbulent Times with Deb Dana


In this Living Journal we welcome Deb Dana as we explore the qualities of autonomic regulation and discover how each small act of kindness can begin to reshape the world.

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of our lived experience. What begins with our biology leads to the behaviors and beliefs that shape our days. Polyvagal Theory gives us a map of the ways our bodies respond to both the ordinary and extraordinary challenges we meet each day. When we are anchored in the safety of a regulated nervous system, pathways of connection come alive and we can travel those pathways in service of healing. When we find our way to regulation we can engage the power of the nervous system to hold ourselves and others in care and compassion.