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Are You Going To Kill Me or Feed Me? An Exploration of the Autonomic Nervous System and Polyvagal Theory  Jenny Simon (Tucson, AZ )   P1

We are human animals with an ancient scanning system (our autonomic nervous system) designed to keep us safe. It can tell in 3 seconds whether we trust someone. This same system dictates our reactions (i.e. behavior) outside of our logical thinking brain. The goal of this talk is to increase our understanding of the ancient scanner so that we can feel calmer and less judgmental toward ourselves. We will review how fear is triggered and how we can self-soothe using the Polyvagal theory.