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Polyvagal Theory: Relational Mindfulness & Autonomic Nervous System

The following charts provide a visual model for Relational Mindfulness and the ANS. For more details, see: Window of Tolerance & Polyvagal Theory Diagram.

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Diagram of the states of the Autonomous Nervous System:


Detail of the Mindful Engagement states:


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