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Understanding Your Nervous System. Finding Ease & Flow.

Your nervous system plays a big role in your emotions and how you experience life. Certain situations can trigger stress or overwhelm, affecting your well-being. It's essential to have strategies to navigate these challenges and return to a state of ease and flow.

Your nervous system consists of two parts: the sympathetic nervous system (activated during stress) and the parasympathetic nervous system (active during rest). A balanced interplay between them is crucial for overall health and well-being. However, prolonged stress can disrupt this balance.

Trauma, including personal, developmental, or ancestral experiences, can impact the flexibility of your nervous system. The goal is to have strategies to integrate and free your nervous system from the effects of trauma.

To regulate your nervous system and enhance flexibility, consider the following:

General Tips:

  • Engage in activities that stimulate the vagus nerve, like singing or humming.

  • Practice regular deep breathing.

  • Create a list of grounding techniques to stay present.

  • Take care of your physical well-being through sleep, a healthy diet, and exercise.

  • Incorporate activities like stretching or cold water immersion.

For Hyper-Arousal (Fight or Flight):

  • Focus on calming activities, such as deep breathing and mindfulness meditation.

  • Explore complementary therapies like reflexology or massages.

  • Spend time in calming environments, like nature or well-being studios.

For Hypo-Arousal (Freeze):

  • Energize your nervous system through movement, music, and uplifting activities.

  • Engage in physical activities like cleaning or gardening.

  • Use uplifting smells like citrus or eucalyptus.

Choose 1-2 strategies that resonate with you and integrate them into your daily routine. As you become more familiar with these practices, you'll notice increased flexibility in your nervous system, making it easier to navigate different emotional states. Celebrate your progress, and over time, you'll experience smoother and less emotionally taxing days.

If you're curious about further support, consider exploring resources such as NLP Techniques that are designed to help you overcome internal obstacles and enhance your career, business, or life dreams. We have many practitioners at Tongue and Tonic to support and assist this change with you.




Marnie George

Internationally Certified Results Coach (ICF)

MGC Coaching

A   722 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South, VIC 3162

T    0408 405 960


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