Polyvagal theory in therapy worksheet

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What is the theory behind Polyvagal theory in the therapy worksheet?

The Polyvagal Theory is an innovative viewpoint connecting autonomic function to behavior. Within the context of the phylogeny of the vertebrate autonomic nervous system, this perspective includes an appreciation of the autonomic nervous system as a “system,” the identification of neural circuits involved in the regulation of the autonomic state, and an interpretation of autonomic reactivity as adaptive. The Polyvagal Theory promotes a level of research that pushes researchers to develop a comprehensive grasp of how brain systems control biobehavioral activities.

How will the worksheet help?

Positive micro-moments known as glimmers commonly occur in daily life but go unrecognized by most people. Humans are formed with a bias against negativity in order to preserve their existence. This means that you often overlook the pleasant moments that coincide with moments of dysregulation because you are physiologically programmed to give more attention to bad events than to positive ones. Unnoticed things include things like meeting a kind face, hearing a calming sound, or observing anything pleasurable around you. Seeing a glimmer, stopping to take it in, and then starting to look for more is a vital step in forming your system.

How to use the worksheet?

A set of instructions are given in order to find glimmers in your day-to-day life. Follow the steps and practice them every day to get the true purpose of the activity, which is to build the habit of seeing glimmers (positive experiences) every day in your life.

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