Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal Theory


Porges´ Polyvagal Theory and COVID-19-Crisis, PDF Download



Ingrid Pirker-Binder and Armin Rainer



The COVID 19 crisis calls into question the structure of our society. Porges (2020) provides a neurobiological model with his Polyvagal Theory. This provides an explanation of how the crisis provokes threat-related reactions, disrupts our ability to regulate our behavior and emotional states, and, last but not least, negatively affects our ability to trust others and feel safe.