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12 Signs Your Nervous System Is Shutdown

Posted by Liz Tenuto on

Your nervous system is a remarkable and intricate system that constantly works to regulate and coordinate your body's functions. And while that remarkable and intricate system is designed to function seamlessly, there are times when it can become overwhelmed. When this overwhelm happens, the nervous system can, essentially, shutdown. A nervous system shutdown can happen due to a multitude of reasons, but the one we're seeing most in younger generations now-a-days is from chronic stress. When you're chronically stressed, your body gets flooded with the stress hormone cortisol — and cortisol heavily impacts your nervous system's ability to function properly. How Chronic Stress Triggers Your...

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Physical Symptoms Of Grief: How To Deal With Grief Pain

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Unfortunately, grief is an inevitable part of life. Whether it be the death of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, or the loss of a cherished dream, grief can manifest in many different ways throughout your body. And these manifestations of grief can show up emotionally, mentally, and even physically.  While the emotional and mental aspect of grief has long been acknowledged, the physical toll it can have on your body is often overlooked or misunderstood. The physical symptoms of grief are the ones that tend to shock us the most, because these symptoms exert a heavy burden...

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Somatic Exercise and Stored Trauma: Do Somatic Exercises Really Work?

Posted by Liz Tenuto on

Have you ever experienced trauma in your life that seems to be stuck in your body? Maybe you've tried talk therapy or other methods to try and process it, but it still feels like it's weighing you down? If this sounds familiar, then somatic exercises could be the solution you've been searching for. What is Somatic Exercise? Somatic exercise is a way to bring more awareness to your body and improve your physical wellbeing. This type of movement practice focuses on systematically contracting and releasing muscles throughout the body, helping you to develop new patterns of movement so you can release...

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How Somatic Exercise Can Heal Your Chronic Headaches Naturally

Posted by Kelsey Juntwait on

If you're someone who struggles from daily tension headaches or keeps a bottle of ibuprofen in your desk drawer — you're not alone. Headaches are a common occurrence for many people, and they can significantly impact one's quality of life. And while there are several treatment options available, including that bottle of ibuprofen you take everywhere, these treatments aren't getting to the root cause of the tension headaches — they're just covering up the symptom itself. Because let’s face it — western medicine is quick to treat the symptoms of your problems. Especially headaches. Whether it's ibuprofen, cortisone shots, or...

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How Somatic Exercises Can Manage Your ADHD Symptoms Naturally

Posted by Kelsey Juntwait on

A typical definition of ADHD would read as follows: ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. It's characterized by persistent patterns of inattention and hyperactivity that significantly impact daily functioning and quality of life. And while that definition of ADHD is absolutely true, it needs to be said that an ADHD diagnosis is so much more than just experiencing inattentiveness and hyperactivity. And that inattentiveness and hyperactivity aren't the only characterizations that are significantly impacting daily functioning and quality of life. But unfortunately, those characterizations of ADHD are the only ones all the medications and treatments...

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