REGISTRATION  ‘Polyvagal Mutual Support’       

          * Your Questions or Comments

Audio: Fig 2.4 Mindfulness

   

Mutual Support & A Sounder World with the Sounder Sleep System™
* Monday, August 29, 2022, at 5:15 am Pacific time with Katarina Halm *75 min
* Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Noon Pacific time with Lawrence Berger and Katarina Halm *60 min

 Movement Practices for Sounder Sleep and a More Peaceful  World  

 “Presence, Bodily Understanding, and Language” and how these are mutually supportive

* Discover Resonance in Waking and Sleeping Patterns
* Mutual Support for and by Participants Here and Now
* Feldenkrais® movement principles to adapt and grow autonomously
* Easy gentle movements in the rhythm of your leisurely breath.
* Practice allowing your nervous system to rest and restore itself.

* October 2022 with Lawrence Berger and Katarina Halm at Jan Winhall’s PolyVagal Group

REGISTRATION  ‘Polyvagal Mutual Support’                  * Your Questions or Comments

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“‘the fittest may also be the gentlest, because survival often requires mutual help and cooperation’

(Dobzhansky, 1962). According to Dobzhansky, it

is this capacity to cooperate that enabled the earliest

mammalian species to survive in a hostile world

dominated by physically larger and potentially

aggressive reptiles. Although unaware of Dobzhansky’s

major contributions, the publication that introduced

Polyvagal Theory was titled “Orienting in a defensive

world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary

heritage. A Polyvagal Theory” (Porges, 1995). In

retrospect, the title was a tribute to Dobzhansky’s

insightful statement that “nothing in biology makes

sense except in the light of evolution” (Dobzhansky,

1973).”

–– Stephen W. Porges, page 135 in Porges, S. W. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic is a paradoxical challenge to our nervous system, a Polyvagal Perspective. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 17(2),135-138.

Gendlin refers to a coordinated or unseparated multiplicity

“There is an uncountable number of processes which make up the implicit understanding, which Gendlin refers to as a coordinated or unseparated multiplicity because they “cross” with one another due to how each process interaffects the others depending on the relevance of the occurrence to each.’ … ‘Of particular interest is the sophistication of the implicit understanding, which incorporates a wide variety of possible behaviors and the effect of each on the other in any given situation. ‘ …  ‘The implicit understanding implies that a certain event will occur at the center of attention, but whether that indeed occurs depends on body-environmental conditions being suitable for that occurrence.’ –– Draft Chapter 2 The Hermeneutical Circle. Lawrence Berger 2022

“‘the fittest may also be the gentlest, because survival often requires mutual help and cooperation’

(Dobzhansky, 1962). According to Dobzhansky, it

is this capacity to cooperate that enabled the earliest

mammalian species to survive in a hostile world

dominated by physically larger and potentially

aggressive reptiles. Although unaware of Dobzhansky’s

major contributions, the publication that introduced

Polyvagal Theory was titled “Orienting in a defensive

world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary

heritage. A Polyvagal Theory” (Porges, 1995). In

retrospect, the title was a tribute to Dobzhansky’s

insightful statement that “nothing in biology makes

sense except in the light of evolution” (Dobzhansky,

1973).”

–– Stephen W. Porges, page 135 in Porges, S. W. (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic is a paradoxical challenge to our nervous system, a Polyvagal Perspective. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 17(2),135-138.

Lawrence Berger, PhD, is a long-time practitioner of mindfulness and has taught philosophy at several universities. He is working on a book entitled “The Politics of Attention and the Promise Of Mindfulness”. The October 2022 PolyVagal presentation will develop The Hermeneutical Circle from his upcoming book. recent podcast ‘Making sense’ Lawrence Berger and Serge Prengel June 2022 (K. Halm annotated transcription, L. Berger revisions), as well as his reflection on WHAT CALLS FOR ATTENTION? (discussion of ‘What is called Thinking’ Heidegger 1951-52 ) Excerpt from Lawrence Berger’s 2016 Ph.D. thesis “Dasein as Attention” 

Katarina Halm, MA, CFT, GCFP, received her M.A. degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology with a thesis on Resonance and Dissonance in the Learning Process. A Focusing teacher and Feldenkrais® Practitioner, she is dedicated to furthering the Feldenkrais Method® with Gendlin’s philosophy. The October 2022 PolyVagal presentation will develop themes from A Sounder World w/ Sounder Sleep System™ , Rolling with PossibilityAttuning to Natural Process Action Steps, and Horizons of Understanding.