This interview by Serge Prengel with Dr Stephen Porges on the Polyvagal Theory to Study and Treat Stress and Trauma is taken from  Somatic Perspectives in Psychology

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Stephen W. Porges, PhD,

is a professor of psychiatry and the director of the Brain-Body Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a former president of the Society for Psychological Research and also the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences.  He is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.  He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anesthesiology, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, space medicine, and substance abuse.   His research has been cited in several thousand peer-reviewed articles and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1975. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the vertebrate autonomic nervous system to the emergence of social behavior.  The Polyvagal Theory provides a theoretical perspective to study and to treat stress and trauma. See:

Natural Facial Rejuvenation

The theories and teachings of Stephen Porges have  profoundly influenced “The Lange Muller Method of Natural Facial Rejuvenation”, which was developed by Drs Susan Lange, OMD, L.Ac and Mary Louise Muller, to work with the underlying trauma and stress held in the face. This is a unique blend of biodynamic craniosacral therapy and acupressure facial massage.

For more information on the Natural Facial Rejuvenation 4 Day Program (Levels 1 & 2),  or the Home Study Course (Level 1) go to:

Many thanks to Serge Prengel for his skilful interview series and for permission to use this interview.

And our gratitude also goes to Stephen Porges.

A transcript of this interview with Dr Stephen Porges by Serge Prengel, on the Polyvagal Theory of Stress and Trauma can be found at the link below


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