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Trauma and the Polyvagal Theory: a commentary (Trauma e Teoria Polivagale)
Titolo Rivista:  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAUMA STUDIES
Autori/Curatori: Stephen W. Porges
Anno di pubblicazione: 2016 Fascicolo: 1 Lingua: Inglese
Numero pagine: 7 P. 24-30 Dimensione file: 169 KB
DOI: 10.3280/IJM2016-001003
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The Author of the Polyvagal Theory clarifies how social behaviour attenuates defences promoting actions that allow to feel safe. According to this theory, interventions that stimulate the feeling of being safe and the use of social behaviour to adjust physiological states are particularly effective for the treatment of psychological disorders depending on the activation of the inadequate system of defences. Highlights the connections between functions of the peripheral nervous system and behaviour, with particular interest to neurophysiological variables associated with emotions, attachment, social communication, self-regulation, defensive strategies and psychiatric disorders. In this theory, he sustains that the evolution of the peripheral nervous system is connected with affective experience, expression of emotions, voice communication and consequent social behaviour.

L’autore della Teoria Polivagale chiarisce in che modo il comportamento sociale attenui le difese promuovendo azioni che permettano di sentirsi al sicuro. Secondo questa teoria, gli interventi che stimolano la sensazione di essere al sicuro e l’utilizzo del comportamento sociale per regolare gli stati fisiologici risultano particolarmente efficaci per la cura dei disturbi psicologici che dipendono dall’attiva¬zione inadeguata del sistema delle difese. Sono evidenziate le connessioni tra funzioni del sistema nervoso periferico e comportamento, mettendo in luce le variabili neurofisiologiche associate alle emozioni, all’attaccamento, alla comunicazione sociale, alla self-regulation, alle strategie difensive e ai disturbi psichiatrici. In par¬ticolare, l’evoluzione del sistema nervoso periferico viene connessa con l’espe¬rien¬za affettiva, l’espressione delle emozioni, la comunicazione vocale e il comportamento sociale contingente.

Keywords: Trauma, teoria polivagale, autoregolazione.


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Stephen W. Porges, Trauma and the Polyvagal Theory: a commentary in "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TRAUMA STUDIES" 1/2016, pp. 24-30, DOI:10.3280/IJM2016-001003

     


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