Polyvagal Theory - Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication and Self-Regulation


Product Description

Published USA, 2011
Stephen Porges is the world's leading expert on relating the autonomic nervous system, a neural system that oversees largely unconscious functions such as heart rate and respiration, to social behaviour. He is also the creator of the groundbreaking polyvagal theory, which has been adopted by clinicians around the world and has provided exciting new insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust and intimacy. This book presents for the first time a compilation of Porges's decades of research on the behavioural neurobiology of emotions, affect regulation, interpersonal social behaviour and other psychological processes that describe basic human experiences.

Theoretical Principles
Biobehavioural Regulation During Early Development
Social Communication and Relationships
Therapeutic and Clinical Perspectives
Social Behaviour and Health

Stephen Porges is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Brain-Body Centre at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Hardback. 347 pages