Noticing is the first step.
Here ‘s where it begins; a new way of understanding your stress and the start of a journey to lasting change. These are the basic, must-have concepts that everyone needs no matter what kind of stress, anxiety or trauma has been in the picture. Watch, re-watch and then see how the concepts apply in your day-to-day life.
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Here’s how I define trauma differently:
- Shock Trauma is a hard event that overwhelmed your nervous system
- Developmental trauma is ongoing stress during childhood
- When there was stress or trauma very early, the template in the body was disregulation
- Regulation can be learned by your system now!
Here’s what most people don’t know (but should) about developmental trauma and the nervous system
- Chronic stress means the nervous system gets stuck on “on”
- Regulation means there is easy flow between “on” and “off”
The First step to healing is building your capacity for regulation
- Learn to recognize regulation in yourself and others
- Also known as Window of Tolerance
Are you a parent? To help your child, it helps to start with your system
- When a parent is calm, children respond to their calm
Learn to identify when you are going outside of your ability to regulate
- Signs of Window of Tolerance
- Outside the Window of Tolerance, we go into hyper arousal or hyper arousal
- Spotting our state is the first step to helping us master our self-regulation, reduce symptoms and improve relationships