The Importance of Nervous System Regulation
Updated: Feb 4
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I wanted to take a moment and share with you a little bit about Rising Strong™ Through the Chakras: How to Transform Trauma and Create a Life of Inner Freedom in 90 days.
This is a group program that will launch in the new year. It has been a wild success in the past and I am delighted to be offering it again starting January 2022.
One of the key aspects and elements of this program is learning about nervous system regulation.
I've been noticing a lot of individuals talking about trauma-informed offerings: trauma-informed yoga, trauma-informed counseling, trauma-informed coaching, and more. So many trauma-informed practices! This is incredible that being "trauma-informed" is becoming more mainstream. The question that arises for me is... what does being trauma-informed really mean?
As a trauma-informed program, RSTC or Rising Strong™ Through the Chakras is really looking at the different areas in our life that create regulation and dysregulation in our nervous system. So the idea here is... how do we experience agency (the ability to access choice) in our thoughts, feelings, actions, reactions, behaviors, and the way we communicate or show up for ourselves, others, the world.
One of the key components of RSTC is nervous system regulation. So, we explore different relationships according to Chakra theory. Each chakra has an associated relationship and we will explore each of these relationships and notice....
What are the ways that we get stuck?
Where do we feel that we lose our ability to communicate authentically?
Where do we find ourselves getting stuck repeating patterns of the past that no longer serve us?
Now, this isn't the place of judgment. This is the place of compassionate curiosity. We all experience varying degrees of regulation and dysregulation in our different relationships. Where you experience regulation in a friendship might be where you experience dysregulation in a relationship with your family member or an intimate partner.
The idea here is that it gives us insight to notice... where do you experience the ability to stay in your truth? Stay in your center? Stay in your ability to access your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors?
And where are the places that you get a little bit lost or stuck - repeating those past survival responses that have quite literally kept you safe helped you survive in various experiences of your past.
Throughout RSTC, we will explore different practices that help you maintain nervous system regulation and come back into a place of a more balanced internal environment.
By doing so, you might be able to access deeper breaths. You might be able to orient to your environment a little bit more. You might be able to notice various sensations in your body. Or you might be able to have an expanded perspective in your mind or empathy in your heart.
One of the key threads throughout this 90-day program is we explore the various ways and relationships where we potentially feel a little dysregulated. And what are tools and techniques that help us find that regulated space.
I'll be sharing a lot more in the upcoming weeks about this program. If you're interested, please feel free to reach out. I'd love to share it with you and hope to create a more regulated trauma-informed world!
See you all soon. Bye for now.