The Polyvagal Theory & the Gunas with Marlysa Sullivan

May 07, 2020

Episode 131

Colette chats with Marlysa Sullivan about the Polyvagal Theory and Marlysa describes the three neural platforms and five global states of the autonomic nervous system according to this theory. They also discuss the relationship of the mental gunas of sattva, rajas and tamas to the neural platforms and how do they influence one another. They cover the following topics:

  • What is the autonomic nervous system and the vagus nerve.
  • How these systems work together to regulate the body/mind.
  • What is the Polyvagal Theory.
  • How does the Polyvagal Theory correspond with the mental gunas.
  • How Marlysa puts these principles into practice with clients.
  • The top-down vs. bottom-up approach to healing therapies.
  • Self-regulation and resilience.
  • Transcending the gunas.

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