Your survival brain doesn’t know what day it is…..

The 3 key things you need to know, to understand how to get out of overwhelm and build resiliency

We’re not given the manual for how to live in a human body at school.  Most of us have never been taught how to regulate ourselves, or deal with difficult emotions or trauma.  We don’t have the instruction booklet for operating our brain or our nervous system!

But to really heal from difficult experience, we need to connect in a new and different way with our body, and the parts of our brain and our nervous system, that underlie our basic functioning.   We must go beneath our thinking brain, and harness the wisdom of our ancient body intelligence.

There are the 3 key things you need to know about how your brain and your nervous system work, to understand what to do to get out of overwhelm and build resiliency. 

You can find out what they are in the video below – where I explain these 3 Keys in as plain English as possible!

  • The 3 key things you need to know, to really ‘get’ what happens when you are overwhelmed, or stuck because of difficult events from the past
  • The keys to calming the survival brain and settling the nervous system

Of course, the nervous system is complicated… and there’s a lot more to understand.    And there are lots of great resources out there, where you can find out more about the brain and nervous system if you’re keen to find out more!  [Check out anything by Dr Dan Seigel as a great starting point, or Peter Levine’s books (the originator of SE) if you’re interested in the trauma angle]

Don’t worry, you don’t have to understand it all now!  As we go through each of the Tips, you’ll actually find out in practice, through experience what these things mean.  You’ll literally make sense of it all!

But this is the start of your basic kit of understanding

These are like the Building Blocks for your First Aid Kit that you can pop your Tips and Tools into, to grow your very own survival kit

Building your First Aid box….

 Over the coming weeks I’m going to share with you my Top 10 Tips for Troubled Times: Self-care tools for resiliency and regulation.  This is my practical First Aid Kit of simple self-care practices that make a big difference when times are challenging

  You’ll get a step by step guide, to build your own First Aid Kit for getting out of overwhelm and developing resiliency and regulation

  With each Tip you’ll receive a simple exercise or practice, that you can build into your daily routine

  The information is broken down into manageable chunks, so you can find your own pace, and take it one step at a time

And remember…

Although it’s takes times to get out of overwhelm and start to heal from ongoing stress or difficult events from the past, the good news is, that with the right knowledge and support it is totally do-able. Step by step.

So may the road rise to meet you on your journey ~ and I look forward to sharing the way

Honouring my teachers and sources:  With gratitude and thanks to the many wonderful teachers from whose work I have adapted this simplified knowledge.  Particularly Anne Cheshire SEP, Myrna Martin, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (BMC), Dr Diane Poole Heller, Peter Levine & SE Faculty 

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