When You Feel Stressed, Stuck, Shut Down or Overwhelmed – Transforming Your Nervous System for Ease & Calm.
Many of us don’t think about our nervous system, our stress response and how both effect our experience of life.
We get stuck in our head – trying to figure it all out again & again – with very few lasting shifts or changes.
Many experiences happen early in our lives when we disconnect from ourselves, from our sense of self-worth, and from the present moment.
We develop patterns, beliefs and ways of coping with our circumstances that lead to feelings of emptiness, dissatisfaction and emotional pain. Our nervous system becomes activated or shuts down, and we don’t know how to change that pattern in the present day.
During our work together, you will learn to expand your capacity to be present in your body, to feel your feelings more fully, and to move through and complete emotional responses that have yet to be completed.
In time, this process will provide you lasting relief and change in your body, thoughts and heart. You will learn to notice your nervous system response, and develop resilience and emotional self-regulation.
Often, we only begin to pay attention to ourselves and bodies when we have something that happens within us that makes us feel emotional or physical pain or discomfort – such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, pain, insomnia, isolation, excessive thoughts, hypervigilance, exhaustion, working too much, eating disorders and especially when these feelings become chronic.
We use some of our energy each day protecting and defending ourselves.
Our survival energy gets stored in our body when we’ve mobilized to protect or defend ourselves, and sometimes, we don’t get to complete this response. If we are threatened and we can’t fight or flee, we will freeze and our energy becomes stuck in our nervous system.
We tend to get either fixated in reliving or reenacting our traumas or in trying to avoid them. These responses keep us out of the present moment. Past and future exist only as mental ideas in our minds – while our life is actually occurring in the now.
Experiencing the presence of others, more fully – and our own sense of presence when we are with them, can deepen our relationships in surprising ways. Even the busy world of tasks and obligations can be renewed as we bring appropriate presence to all our encounters, even the briefest.
Here are some things we will practice together:
We all have feelings that deserve to be taken out of the shadows and understood – to increase our sense of hope, self-worth, and clarity about how to expand ourselves and be present in our lives.
Pause, slow down, simplify.
What’s in the way of feeling free for you in this moment?
Notice and let it know you see it. Place that concern or worry gently to the side in this moment. Notice what happens within you when you do.
What if your challenges, rather than being problems to be solved, became doorways into the peace you are hoping for.
During our work together, you will feel supported to uncover the conditioning, beliefs and nervous system patterns that you may have been living with your whole life – causing you self-doubt, fear, overwhelm or low self-worth.
You will discover and unravel emotional patterns that keep you out of connection – caught in repetitive loops of feeling disconnected or stuck, when you truly want to connect and share yourself with others. You will transform your feelings, your relationship with yourself and your relationship to others.
Join me for a Heart-Centred Somatic Immersion Sessions – Cultivating Emotional & Physical Wellness, Resilience, Embodied Well-Being, Presence, and Healing Through the Body for Individuals & Couples.
“As I grow into more of who I truly am, I practice the art of letting go and releasing the beliefs and behaviors that keep me safe and small. Doubting my self-worth and worthiness or living inside of fear once helped me survive—but, they do not serve me now.”