Are you experiencing some anxiety? Chronic stress and worry? Find yourself ruminating about old hurtful stories that you'd rather be done with?
Would you like to learn simple practices to help you regulate your nervous system so you can feel more resilient when things are hard, and be able to notice when things are good? I'd like to help.
Human life is stressful...and not just sometimes. It's chronically stressful.
The thing is, our nervous system has protective mechanisms that were created about 500,000 years ago meant to get us out of immediate danger, not chronic stress. This causes some problems.
We are living in a time of unprecedented pressure, anxiety about the world we live in, and social stresses. Nearly everyone is struggling right now.
Now more than ever we have awareness about trauma, depression, anxiety, fear, worry, divisiveness, financial strain, rising housing and food costs, and the constant barrage of social media pressure to be perfect, beautiful, and amazing through it all.
Ugh. That's a whole bunch of stress right there, without even considering when things blow up in a moment, like losing your home or job, divorce or separation, worry about your child, or a similar acute situation.
Just living seems to be difficult and scary.
We end up internalizing our fear that we aren't enough, that we can't handle it, or that we actually deserve life to be hard. We shame ourselves and others. All day long we stack stress in our system and it's literally causing us to become sick or angry or lost.