Autonomic Nervous System References


Waking the Tiger
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine

In an Unspoken Voice
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Peter A. Levine

The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma and the Body
A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton & Clare Pain

The Body Remembers
The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
Babette Rothschild

Crash Course
A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma and Recovery
Diane Poole Heller & Laurence Heller

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Maté

When the Body Says No
Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection
Gabor Maté

The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory
The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe
Stephen W. Porges

The Polyvagal Theory
Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and

Stephen W. Porges


Autonomic Nervous System Insights, Part 1 — 2009
John Chitty, RPP, BCST, from the Colorado School of Energy Studies, elucidates a new understanding of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in a series of 4 videos, recognizing that the ANS is the under-appreciated base of health and wellness. The research of Stephen Porges, PhD, has made the conventional wisdom about the ANS (“fight/flight” vs. “rest/rebuild”) obsolete, and replaced it with a new concept, the “Polyvagal Theory.” This new understanding has been thoroughly tested and proven and has profound implications for healthcare.

Autonomic Nervous System Insights, Part 2 — 2009

Autonomic Nervous System Insights, Part 3 — 2009

Autonomic Nervous System Insights, Part 4 — 2009

Nature’s Lessons in Healing Trauma: An Introduction to Somatic Experiencing® — 2014
In this video, you will learn about the physiological basis of trauma and how Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, helps distressed individuals recover a sense of well being, stability and vitality.


Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Hakomi Institute