If you’re a mom who feels that self-care is a little too woo-woo, then this episode is perfect for you. It’s about another topic that excites me: Polyvagal Theory and why should moms care.
Polyvagal Theory is all the rage among social workers and trauma therapists these days… but what exactly is it? And how on Earth does it apply to motherhood?
There are over a million tips from experts, coaches, and blogs in the sea of self care information. It is very easy to fall into cliches.
The magic of self-care comes from intuition – seeking out and doing what will make us feel better. But, let’s see what science has to say about this, too.
[01:30] Polyvagal Theory: the biological understanding of how our care works. And how we can use it to better manage stress in mom life.
[02:48] The 5 basic themes on how Polyvagal Theory can influence your own self care work.
[04:41] Therapist Deb Dana’s interpretation of Stephen Porges’ work called Polyvagal Ladder.
[05:02] A blend of ingredients: Polyvagal Theory and intuitive healing and bodywork. Taking care of yourself is not a one-time only practice. Like eating, we have to keep coming back to the table to get our needs nurtured. It takes practice and a blend of all the ingredients to make it work for you.
I hope this episode helps you have more faith in your care practice and understanding of why it works.
To learn more about this topic, start with Deb Dana’s book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy.
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