I often find that many of my clients come to me feeling really stuck and like they have read all of the self help books, gone through talk therapy, meditated, journaled daily, and still.. Feeling like their nervous system is out of alignment and struggling with stress and anxiety. This blog is for you if you resonate with the above.
Your Nervous System
If you have been in my world long, you know that I am passionate about not only your mental health but also your physical health. As someone who has struggled for many years to find healing, it took me trying a heap of things to realize that what works is when you get down on a cellular level to find the root of trauma, illness, and stuck emotions in the body.
When your nervous system is out of regulation
- High stress
- Feeling hopeless
- Trouble sleeping
- Feeling stuck
- Feeling like you can never do enough
When your nervous system is in balance
- Optimal sleep levels
- Feeling nourished and energized
- Time for self care and rest
- Low stress and anxiety
- Ability to respond instead of react
- Drive and desire in your day
- Feelings of joy and happiness
You may be feeling like you have tried everything but still lean towards dysregulation and here is why. All of the methods of healing that you have tried have been rooted in a top down approach and never actually reaching your unconscious/ cellular response level. What is needed in this is a bottom-up approach.
In a nutshell, it uses information from the body to help you gain real healing through the brain, nervous system, and body rewiring. This approach goes beyond the ‘thinking mind’ and accesses healing via exploring, supporting, and resourcing your body through your emotions, your feelings, your nervous system, your limbic brain (emotional part of your brain). This approach aims at connecting the parts of your body and brain that may have become ‘disconnected’ from your ‘rational thinking mind’.
One bottom up approach includes EFT
EFT stands for emotional freedom technique. EFT has been scientifically backed to reduce stress, help you tap into your body ( no pun intended), and calm your overall nervous system
Other bottom-up approaches include
- Breathing and movement
- Co-regulation and play
- Polyvagal practices
If you are someone that is tired of suffering and wants support around finding real solutions that work, book a CLARITY CALL with me to figure out how we can find the root of you feeling stuck and get tangible results through consistency, science, and support. I have been where you are and if I can heal, so can you. Do not lose hope and remember that I am here to support you along your journey.
If you want to learn more about the top-down and bottom-up approach, read the blog on it here