Join us for a SERC research meet up at the Poly-Vagal Conference! The meetup will be facilitated by a conference presenter and SERC chair Michael Changaris, PsyD. The meet up will discuss current state of SE research, recent publication and how we in the Bay Area can be leaders in Somatic Experiencing Research! Stephen Porges is a behavioral neuroscience researcher whose investigations of the evolution and expression of human autonomic psychophysiology has become a wellspring advancing the theories and practices of multiple disciplines and human service fields of practice. In this exciting two-day conference, Dr. Porges will present a basic outline of his Polyvagal Theory, lead attendees in experiential learning, and dialogue with professionals presenting cases from diverse practice arenas. Since 1994, when Dr. Porges announced the basic concepts, Polyvagal Theory has been adopted and used productively in a wide array of psychological and somatic clinical practices. The theory is bringing alive the profound significance of our evolutionary neural organization in daily psychological and relational processes.