Would you like to support your body more fully during times of stress or uncertainty?
Are you fed up with feeling stressed or triggered because of what is going on around you, the news or media or daily challenges?
Would you like to be able to deactivate your stress response?
Do you just need some fresh ways to help your system chill out?
JOIN ME for this free 45 minute online class and find out how.
I don’t know about you, but with all that’s happened locally and globally in recent years, getting a handle on the old nervous system is essentials. In 2020 when I ran this class it was probably the most emotionally variable period I’d ever had. Our nervous systems have their own patterns and nuances. Mine tends towards over-stimulation rather than under, so over that period there were many opportunities for my fight-flight system to be triggered.
This made me want to understand the nervous system even more, and to add to my own toolkit about how to not only settle our nerves and stress responses, but also how to take overall care of our wellbeing. I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned.
It’s totally normal for our body to trigger into fight-flight when we feel we might be in some kind of danger (real or perceived). We’re hard-wired for it.
But it doesn’t help us to stay in that fight or flight reaction, or to keep going into it over and over again.
So how do get yourself back out again quickly? And what can help you stay out of it?
The answer is two-fold – understand a little about how the autonomic nervous system works and use simple strategies for shifting it out of stress and into calm. Over the years I’ve collected a range of techniques to do this, and topped up the toolkit even more in recent months. They are amazing, simple strategies virtually anyone can do.
I’d love to give you some of these tools to use straight away.
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.
Take charge today
I know 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.
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 see with more perspective, protect our body from stress, and be more creative in our response to the moment.
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Many people have told me they found this class super practical and insightful, and very relaxing. Enjoy.
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Karen Ross is an Expert Coach, Trainer and Speaker. For 16 years she has coached and trained hundreds of staff and leaders in over a dozen countries, from UK and Europe to the Pacific including KPMG International, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, BDO NZ and Soar Print.
Her career began in learning and development, specialising in performance management and leadership training. These days she has a particular focus on resilience and wellness, as well as lifestyle design and the role of our personal evolution at work. She works with individuals and professionals across a range of professions from CEO’s and senior leaders to business owners, accountants, barristers, school principals, health professionals and entrepreneurs.
Karen’s work is a unique blend of the personal and professional, and her coaching captures the best of both the practical side of putting in place new and useful strategies, as well as making transformational change. Her approach has evolved to incorporate a unique blend of fast-change tools from modalities like NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), combined with her increasingly intuitive approach to healing the deeper levels of our patterns for profound and lasting change.
Karen believes that our work journey is part of our personal journey of evolution, and so often the biggest breakthroughs in our professional lives come from the deep shifts we make personally. In this way, it’s all personal, and so her work focuses on you becoming your most authentic, fully realised self – at work and in life. Contact Karen here.
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