“If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer.”
― Stephen Porges
When our nervous system is dysregulated our initial response is reaction because it reminds us of an unresolved past event which traumatised us.
Healing the root wound will help regulate our nervous system and carve a new healthier neural pathways.
SIGNS OF DYSREGULATED NERVOUS SYSTEM:
️Feeling irritated, frustrated, easily reactive.
️Feelings of overwhelm, panic, anxiety.
️Feeling spacey, poor memory, lack of focus.
️Not feeling parts of your body, disconnected.
️Feeling and waking up fatigued.
️Sleep disruption, waking up with hot flush.
️Which could lead to depression over time.
SIGNS OF HEALTHY NERVOUS SYSTEM PATTERNS:
You are grounded.
You feel compassionate towards yourself and others.
You have clarity of mind.
You feel calm in your body and mind.
You feel connected to yourself and others.
Your creativity is in flow.
You feel playful.
You recognise your needs and healthy boundaries.
EXERCISES TO HELP CONNECT BACK TO SELF
Acknowledge what is going on in your physiology.
Get back in your body by:
Stamping your feet.
Bring your hands together and squeeze them against each other.
Hugging yourself by placing your hands under the opposite armpit and take deep slow breaths.
Soften your facial features.
Splash cold water on your face.
Use your senses - things that you can hear, touch, smell, see.
LONG TERM PRACTICES:
As with all practices, we tend to benefit from repeating them on a daily basis. And over time building a new healthier neural pathways of connecting to ourselves.
Deepen and slow down your breath.
Ground yourself deeper.
Scan your body daily and notice where you are feeling constricted.
What feelings are present in that constriction.
What emotion is present in that constriction.
What memory is connected to that constriction.
Craniosacral Therapy and Transformative Distant Healing sessions help calm and regulate the nervous system.