Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…
Jeff welcomes to the podcast orthopaedic surgeon, Darin Davidson, MD.
Polyvagal theory describes how we experience life as humans at the most foundational level. Using that information, it then provides a very actionable framework to use to adjust our physiology to match our needs in the current moment.
An example of how this works that everyone can relate to is traffic. Sometimes we come upon traffic and nothing phases us. Other times, we can become annoyed or aggravated. If the traffic is the same in both cases, what’s causing the different reactions? In short – the difference lies in our physiological state.
What steps does Darin suggest we do to practice polyvagal theory?
- Step 1 – Be aware of your physiological state. A good way to do this is by practiced breathing.
- Step 2 – Take steps to change your physiological state if you find yourself becoming aggravated.
Most importantly, start practicing polyvagal theory!
Darin Davidson MD
Darin is an Orthopaedic surgeon who is passionate about practices for the healthcare athlete, a polyvagal theory informed approach to promoting health, wellness, and sustainable high performance for healthcare professionals.
A polyvagal informed paradigm is utilized as the foundation to integrate mind based and body based skills through which we can improve health and wellbeing, promote sustainable high performance and decrease the risk of burnout amongst healthcare professionals. It is through the deliberate integration of these skills from a polyvagal informed lens and using both a top-down and bottom-up perspective that we can be at our best for ourselves and those around us in all aspects of life. Services offered include polyvagal informed coaching and consulting for healthcare professionals and concierge patient care for Orthopaedic conditions.
Find more from Darin Davidson, MD:
(www.darindavidson.com) and Substack (www.healthcareathlete.substack.com)