45-minute Online Class on Settling Your Nervous System in Unsettling Times
I don’t know about you, but back in March 2020 in the midst of lockdown I had what was probably the most emotionally variable week of my life. Our nervous systems each have their own patterns and nuances. My nervous system tends towards over-stimulation than under, so at that time there was an array of opportunities to trigger my fight-flight system.
We we’re all doing our best to keep calm and carry on. However, no matter how rational we might be in our minds about what is happening around us, our body is going to have its own responses. You can apply as much logic as you like, but the reptilian brain at the back of your head will still get activated if it feels you’re in any kind of danger! And it can become habitual. Fortunately we can interrupt these reactions and start to lessen them with a few savvy strategies.
There are simple ways to de-activate your sympathetic nervous system, and move into your parasympathetic mode of rest and replenish. I’d love to give you some of these to use straight away.
Have you ever thought about how the emotional and physical state you’re in colours how you see situations? Research shows that our story and experience of something is highly influenced by the mental and emotional state we’re in. This is a core understanding from polyvagal theory and a very good reason to keep our internal state as resourceful as possible. When we do, it’s easier to make decisions, see the bigger picture, feel more sense of possibility, be more creative and have more energy.
From a calm state we can be more creative in our response to the moment.
In this 45 minute class you will learn:
- How the autonomic nervous system operates when we’re in fight-flight
- What the vagus nerve has to do with being calm, and how to activate it
- Several key doorways to the nervous system you can utilise immediately to feel calmer and clearer
- Amazingly simple ways to de-activate your sympathetic nervous system (the stress response), and move into your parasympathetic mode of rest and replenish.
- Tools and techniques you can use instantly and that can be used at work and home and across a range of situations during the day as well as to support sleep.
Plus you’ll have access to the accompanying aide memoir with all of the tools laid out for you (PDF file).
This class was designed to be relaxing and practical. I don’t get into a lot of detail around the science of the nervous system, just enough to put context around the tools and explain how you can take more charge of how you feel.
Many people have told me they found this class super practical and insightful, and very relaxing. Sign up below and you’ll get instant access.
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