3day workshop
3day workshop

2020 February 21-22-23 Lisbon ROR 3Day Workshop
This 3 Days workshop with Deb Dana, will be held totally in English. No translations.

The Rhythm of Regulation: Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective
In this workshop, Deb Dana translates Dr. Porges’ theory into clinical application with the creation of an integrated approach to polyvagal intervention.  Deb begins with an examination of Polyvagal Theory and the science of the autonomic nervous system, followed by comprehensive study of the phases of polyvagal intervention.

Rhythm of Regulation: Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory
A three-day immersion experience with Deb Dana

The autonomic nervous system is at the heart of daily living, powerfully shaping our experiences of safety and influencing our capacity for connection.  Polyvagal Theory provides a framework to understand the ways experience shapes the nervous system and the pathways that lead to healing.  This updated map of the autonomic circuits of connection, mobilization, and collapse offers therapists practical ways to effectively help their clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns.  Using a Polyvagal-informed approach, therapists can reliably lead their clients out of adaptive survival responses into the autonomically regulated state of safety that is necessary for successful treatment.

In this three day workshop, you will learn the language of the nervous system as you map your own autonomic pathways and discover how to become a regulated and regulating resource for your clients.  Learn the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory and work with practices designed to your clients identify and interrupt their familiar response patterns and strategies to shape their autonomic nervous systems toward safety and connection.

Working individually and in dyads, you will learn with multiple ways to track autonomic responses, skills to safely explore patterns of action, disconnection, and engagement, and techniques to build autonomic regulation and resilience.  In addition to experiential work, you will see examples of Polyvagal Theory guided therapy through role play and demonstrations.

This three day workshop brings Polyvagal Theory into practical application as you learn:

  • the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory 
  • how to create autonomic maps and use them as a guide in treatment
  • skills to identify and interrupt patterns of protection and shape the system toward connection
  • how to work with experiences of rupture and repair
  • ways to engage the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system
  • how the guiding questions of Polyvagal-informed therapy influence clinical practice

Topics covered:
Mapping the System
Patterns of Connection and Protection
The Social Engagement System
Shaping the System
Regulating Resources
Portals of Intervention

Deb Dana, LCSW specializes in treating complex traumatic stress and lectures internationally on the ways Polyvagal Theory informs clinical interactions with trauma survivors.  She is the Coordinator of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the developer of the Rhythm of Regulation clinical training series.  She is trained in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at the Trauma Center.  Deb is the author of The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy(Norton, 2018), Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection (forthcoming from Norton) and co-editor with Stephen Porges, of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory(Norton, 2018).  

Deb Books here.

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Venue in Lisbon

 Lisbon -  Hotel Sana Malhoa 
 Room Belém III+IV 


Tuitions | Inscrições

This Training can be attended by undergraduate students, graduate and registered mental health professionals.


Until  17 Feb: 360€

SPPC Members:
Until  17 Feb: 350€

Registrations contact:

Payment plans 
A  deposit of 100€ will secure your place.
The remaining amount payed until the 3rd February.
For more details please contact us at construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Cancellations: cancellations received 15 working days prior the first day of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 20% of the event fee - only if your space can be filled. 
Cancellations made after are liable for the full registration fee.

Accommodation and Meals are not included in the price of tuition.

Cancelamentos admissíveis até 15 dias úteis antes da data do evento, com reembolso de 80%,  apenas se o seu lugar for preenchível.
Cancelamentos efetuados após esta data não têm lugar a reembolso.
Pagamentos Parcelares: para parcelamentos no pagamento por favor contacte-nos: construtivistas@sppc.org.pt

Training Held in English

This Training with Del Dana will be tottally held in English

Registered Participants

Aida Chamiça
Alexandra Pais
Ana Teresa Moutinho
Andreia Pacheco 
Andre Ribeiro
Ana Beirão
Ana Caetano
Ana Catarina Cunha
Ana Freire
Ana Silveira Ramos

Ana Sofia Leite
Anna Panster
Anna Pegna
Anita Hobs
Ana Rita Ferreira
Ana Tapia
Ana Luisa Rosa
Angela Lemet
Annete Koheler
Annemarie Visser

Arthur Vasconcelos
Aurélio José Faia
Beatriz Rebelo
Catarina Rodrigues
Carolina Pinto
Carolyn Tabak
Claire Lecut
Cristiana Pereira
Dora Maltez
Filipa Rouxinol

Isabel Policarpo
Isabel Bristowe
Isabel Eusebio
Isabel Ferreira
Isabel Henriques
Inês Chiote
Ivo Rocha
Hans Welling
Jennifer Mancera
Jessica Jobse

Jordana Cardoso
João Ferreira
João Perestrelo
João Paulo Faria
Joana Antão
Joana Fonseca
Jorge Fontinha
Karl Orvick
Kiri McCart 
Luisa Martins
Madeline Danaher
Maria Alcina Fernandes
Margarida Marques
Margarida Pedroso Lima
Margarida Couto
Margaret Almeida
Mariana Carvalho
Martha Escamilla
Marta Sannino
Marzia Carre

Mariëlle Spronck
Mónica Sá
Niall Crawley-Moore
Nuno Conceição
Nuno Rosa
Natanael Matos
Paula Castilho
Pedro Viegas
Pedro Rocha
Pedro Morais

Pedro Santos
Reinaldo Diniz
Richard Booth
Rita Santos Duarte
Renee  Kruisdijk
Rossana Appoloni
Salvador Olazabal
Sandra Guerreiro
Sara Costa
Sara Oliveira

Sandra Silva
Susana Franco
Susana Gomes
Teda Melero
Teresa Carneiro
Vera Barroso
Vasco Gaspar
Veronica Afonso
Vilma Jazgeviciute

Zoe Stephenson

Timetable | Horários

Day 1 
Morning: 9.30am
Lunch: 1.00pm
Afternoon: 2.30pm
End: 5.30pm

Day 2 
Morning: 9.00am
Lunch: 1.00pm
Afternoon: 2.30pm
End: 5.30pm

Day 3 
Morning: 9.00am
Lunch: 1.00pm
Afternoon: 2.30pm

Where to stay

The event will take place at this Sana Malhoa Hotel 
Close to the Venue there are other hotels like Ibis Malhoa Hotel (less expensive) and Novotel
There are also of course many Airbnb options in the area.

Where to eat

Besides the Hotel restaurants, with a diversity of large spaces and meals, you can find many options right in this same Avenue: 
The vegetarian Green Pepper - 2 minutes walking from the Venue
Magnetic Restaurant - An interesting space made out of former corsets factory - 3 minutes walking



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