"we are seeing many movement healers and caretakers lifting up the importance of "co-regulation," a concept that was popularized through Stephen Porges' research on Polyvagal Theory.
Porges recently clarified in a podcast that: "Co-regulation gets missed because we place a premium on self-regulation. But in reality, the more effective we are at co-regulating in our world, the more effective we are at self-regulating. Co-regulation provides us the physiological resources to be bold, exploratory and self-regulatory.”
Polyvagal theory has provided a powerful scientific validation for this central premise of relational theory, and affirms the wisdom of relational cultures of the world past and present. It is wonderful to see how social neuroscience is now pushing the envelope of discourses about interdependence." (https://relationaluprising.org/new-blog-1/2020/6/11/why-we-need-a-relational-culture-of-co-regulation)