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Nervous System/Vagal Nerve/Trauma

Updated: Jan 16

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Breit, S., Kupferberg, A., Rogler, G., &; Hasler, G. (2018, March 13). Vagus nerve as modulator of the BRAIN–GUT axis in psychiatric and inflammatory disorders. Frontiers.

Bridges, H. (2015). Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Nakazawa, D. J. (2020). Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine. Random House Publishing Group.

Porges, S. (2019, August 20). Brain-body connection may ease autistic people’s social problems.

Porges, S. W. (2017). The Pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: the transformative power of feeling safe. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company

Prizant, B. M., & Fields-Meyer, T. (2015). Uniquely human: a different way of seeing autism. Souvenir Press.

Rosenberg, S. (2017). Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve: Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Autism. North Atlantic Books.

Schwartz, A. Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga Levels 1+2. The Embody Lab.

Schwartz, A. (2021, April 6). Empathy, Compassion, and the Vagus Nerve. YouTube.

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