Return to Center: Simple Strategies to Navigate Distress, Depression, and Disconnection is based on the Polyvagal Theory. It explains how human connection, the autonomic nervous system, and emotional intelligence affect our well-being. The book provides practical techniques and guidance for managing distress and trauma. It is a crucial read for professionals, parents, and anyone offering emotional support. The self-reflection exercises help individuals take control of their healing journey.”
“From cultivating healthy relationships and fostering self-compassion to connecting with nature, nurturing physical well-being, and exploring creative outlets, the book encourages a comprehensive approach to stress management that extends beyond the confines of a single strategy. It aims to empower readers to take charge of their mental health and make informed decisions regarding their well-being.“
Vincent T. Covello, PhD Founder and Director of the Center for Risk Communication. New York, New York
“I am in awe of the natural ease Patricia Morgan masterfully navigates complex concepts and offers them in a way that is easy to follow and easy to put into practice. This is no small feat! If there has been a history of family strife, harm, addiction, or other hurts in your past or even present, this book offers hope—a proverbial light at the end of a sometimes long and dark tunnel. Your story is not what was told to you or even implied. This book demonstrates a way to re-story your life and offers a measurable path to calmly and confidently step into your unique strengths and essence.
I highly recommend Return to Center to clients, family members, friends, or anyone interested in choosing to be the best version of themselves.”
Dr. Kathy Offet-Gartner, PhD, RPysch, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University and Past President, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
“Patricia has done it again – synthesized a host of complicated human needs including the desire for relief, happiness, and connection – into a guidebook of education, examples and exercises. At the end of this book, you will better understand the polyvagal theory, the role of the vagus nerve on your feelings and behaviors and identify exercises to help you achieve your desired goals for emotional growth and well-being.”
Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA, Music Therapist and author of Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist