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An inventory of creative nervous system supports
In the middle of winter, I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.
If you've seen the blog in here on the 'Three organising principles of polyvagal theory', you will know that we are wired for connection and protection. This all goes on outside of our conscious awareness.
Our bodies know what we need, but are we listening?!
The key is in being able to connect to our experience so that we can support ourselves to flexibly respond to what is happening:
- Inside us – the body’s internal sensations and cues
- Outside – what is happening in the environment around us
- Between – ourselves and another person (ie. two nervous systems); in relationship
Have a look below - what might you explore today?
What will your nourishing adventure be?
Polyvagal theory describes how our nervous system works hard to help us to connect with others, to keep us safe, and to protect us against threat. Many are familiar with terms such as fight, flight and freeze. However this is only part of the picture. This article unpacks three organising principles of polyvagal theory that help to make it accessible, understandable and easy to translate into daily life.
Header image: Kristine Cinate