Mind + body therapy is so important because our nervous system has a significant impact on how we experience our internal and external worlds🤔!
Let’s get into it:
1. Your nervous system is constantly looking for cues of safety and danger ⚠️ sometimes neutral or even positive cues can become misinterpreted by your nervous system and send signals of danger. Chronic stress and difficult experiences like trauma can lead to faulty cues
2. Your nervous system connects your brain 🧠 to your body. Your vagus nerve runs from your brain into major organs like your gut, lungs 🫁, and heart 🫀. This is why you may notice rapid shallow breaths + fast heartbeats when feeling anxious.
3. Your thoughts 💭 + the way you perceive your experiences are impacted by the state you’re in. A calm body will have a different narrative than a stressed one 😮💨
The wonderful part of all this, my favorite part, is that just as our nervous systems can begin to over-signal danger, they can be regulated to tune back into the neutral and positive cues around us 🤍
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