Mapping Your Nervous System’s Response to Trauma: Infographic from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)

How can we help clients better understand when their nervous system is going into “defense mode”?

According to polyvagal theory, the nervous system has three pathways it can follow in the face of a threat. By helping clients map these pathways, they can begin to identify their triggers and develop strategies for staying grounded.

That’s why we made this free infographic based on the work of Stephen Porges, PhD, and Deb Dana, LCSW. We hope you’ll share it with your clients.

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