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Calm Nervous System To Feel Safe

Summary

Slow DOWN to live safer! Today Mandi talks about the mind body connection – the importance of addressing both mental and physical health in the body to break the cycle of stress and calm our nervous system so we can live safer with more peace!


Lessons Learned

Importance of Slowing Down: Slowing down is crucial for safety and overall well-being



Impact of Chronic Stress: Living in a prolonged state of fight-or-flight can lead to heightened cortisol levels and various health issues, both mental and physical



Mind-Body Connection: The mind and body are interconnected. Unprocessed emotions and trauma can get stuck in the body, affecting both mental and physical health



Calming the Nervous System: It is essential to actively work on calming the nervous system through techniques shared



EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be a powerful tool for processing trauma without the need to rehash painful experiences



Reminder To Take Action: Incorporating practical self-care routines, such as using calming apps like Better Sleep and engaging in regular relaxation techniques, can significantly improve emotional resilience and overall health



Professional Help: Seeking professional help, such as therapy or counseling, is important when dealing with significant trauma or persistent stress



Proactive Health Management: Prioritizing health by managing stress, practicing self-care, and using available resources can lead to a safer more peaceful life

 

Resources

Email and Instagram details for requesting the printable list of calming things Mandi does



Britt Frank’s Book: “The Science of Stuck” and new workbook plus episode with her



Book “The Body Keeps the Score” by Dr. Van Der Kolk



Better Sleep App



Havening Technique: Explanation and instructions



Breathing Techniques: Previous podcast episode on breathing techniques



Learn more about Tapping (EFT): Emotional Freedom Technique



Find an EMDR Therapist near you



Psychology Today Article on Nurturing Serenity

 

 

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