2day 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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 Lisbon -  Hotel Sana Malhoa 
 Room Belém III+IV 



This Training with Deb Dana will be tottally held in English

Tuitions | registration

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

Until  17 Feb: 360€

Registrations contact:

Payment plans 
A  deposit of 150€ will secure your place. 
The remaining amount payed until the 17th 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.

Flights/ Travelings, Accommodation and Meals are not included in the price of tuition.

Cancelamentosadmissíveis 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

Registered Participants

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

Ana Sofia Leite -PT
Anna Panster - RU
Anna Pegna - Italy
Anita Hobs - UK
Ana Rita Ferreira -PT
Ana Tapia -PT
Ana Luisa Rosa -PT
Angela Lemet - 
Annete Koheler - Germany
Annemarie Visser - UK

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

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

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

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

Pedro Santos -PT 
Reinaldo Diniz -PT
Richard Booth - IRL
Rita Santos Duarte -PT
Renee  Kruisdijk  - NL
Rossana Appoloni -PT
Salvador Olazabal -PT
Sandra Guerreiro -PT
Sara Costa - PT
Sara Oliveira - PT
Sandra Silva -PT
Susana Franco -PT
Susana Gomes -PT
Teda Melero - USA
Teresa Carneiro -PT
Vera Barroso -PT
Vasco Gaspar -PT
Veronica Afonso-PT
Vilma Jazgeviciute - UK
Zoe Stephenson - UK


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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