Freeforming and Polyvagal Theory

Exciting perspectives on the area of non-verbal connection or social engagement can be found in Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory. The Polyvagal Theory describes three developmental stages of a mammal’s autonomic nervous system: Immobilization, mobilization, and social communication or social engagement. Porges theory supports the notion that our social engagement systems become dormant when we detect through neuroception that we are in danger. This throws light on the visceral experience of contact, the significance of deep listening and the implications of the articulate face in Freeforming practice.


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