Polyvagal therapy for stress

Travis Knowlton LCSW
2 min readFeb 28, 2023
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What is polyvagal therapy?

Polyvagal Therapy (PVT) is a type of therapy developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, based on the Polyvagal Theory. The theory suggests that the nervous system plays a crucial role in how we respond to stress, trauma, and other external stimuli.

According to the theory, the nervous system has two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which…

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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