On this episode, we're exploring the significance of Polyvagal Theory on autonomic resilience as it pertains to the management of chronic pain. Our expert guest is Dr. Marlysa Sullivan. She is an assistant professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in both yoga therapy and health promotion. She's also an adjunct professor at the Emory University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program where she teaches the integration of yoga and mindfulness in physical therapy. She has a new book out which is co-edited with physiotherapists, Shelly Prosko and Neil Pearson called Yoga and Science in Pain Care, which we'll be discussing through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. As a researcher, Marlysa has also contributed to the evidence base with regard to yoga therapy and Polyvagal Theory. If you'd like to get a taste of Dr. Sullivan's work with regards to yoga therapy and Polyvagal theory, she has provided a free download of her paper.
The paper's called Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory: The Convergence of Traditional Wisdom and Contemporary Neuroscience. To download this paper, all you have to do is text the word, 157Download, to the number 44222. You can also open up a new browser on your computer and type in www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/157download. Before we begin, make sure you take a moment to join the Integrative Pain Science Institute and the Healing Pain Podcast community Facebook group. Here you'll be able to connect with like-minded health professionals from the world of physical therapy, psychology, occupational therapy, medicine, nursing. Almost every profession is part of this group and you can connect with them with regard to integrative pain care and what's happening in the world of integrative pain science. To join that group, just go to www.Facebook.com/groups/IPSICommunity. You can send me a quick email. My email address is Joe@IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com and I'll send that link to you. Sit back, relax and let's get ready to learn about Polyvagal Theory and pain science with Dr. Marlysa Sullivan.
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