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Calm Nervous System To Feel Safe


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



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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