The Burden of Childhood Trauma & How to Lift It (Video Q&A)

When I wrote this article recently on childhood trauma, I was met with questions… and, a lot of them. It turns out that what happened to us in our youth feels pretty heavy and important now that we’re adults.
Jen asks:
So, what do you do if your score is likely off the scale? I’ve tried every […]

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Why Going into Your Automatic Freeze Response (aka: Dorsal Branch of Your Parasympathetic Nervous System, or Rest-Digest Mode) can Save Your Skin. Lessons from the Wild

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My good colleague-friend Anthony ‘Twig’ Wheeler told me about this video clip a few days back. (thanks Twig!, and thanks to Neal Winbald for having them on his site).

We were chatting about the importance of knowing […]

Cleanse Your Body of Trauma. Nervous System Cleansing 101. Step 1: Orientation

Cleanse Your Body of Trauma with Nervous System Cleansing 101. Step 1: Orientation


This is the first of a series of posts titled “Nervous System Cleansing 101″.

These posts are an invaluable beginning for learning about the stress response and how to gently navigate out of stressful events in order to bring your focus and your entire […]

Awareness or Survival: What came first?

Survival would be the answer to that question.

If you are joining for the first time, this is a series I am plugging away at titled “Creating Your Own Personal Instruction Manual” .
I’m going to look at this survival idea from a very brain-oriented fashion.
And rather than write about it extensively, I have a little audio […]