About the Nervous System

At the center of so many of our physical and mental health problems lies disregulation of the nervous system. To provide regulation we must first understand its function of the nervous system. The nervous system is the main control center and information gathering system. Whether we consciously realize it or not, our nervous systems are constantly taking in and assessing sensory information about the state of our bodies and the state of our environments. The nervous system uses this information to make changes in our physical, emotional, and psychological states in order to best interface with the needs of our current situation at any given moment. A huge part of our nervous system’s job is to assess cues of safety and cues of threats in our environment. We are profoundly sensitive to interpreting sounds, sensations, smells, tastes, and sights and using them to determine how safe versus how threatened we are in any given moment. Tuning into sensory cues and finding those that make us feel calmer and more soothed is an important part of developing nervous system regulation. Whether it’s your favorite fuzzy blanket or a lovely scented candle- find any little cues that signal to your nervous system that you are safe now and can feel calm. #nervoussystem #nervoussystemregulation #neuroscience #scienceofmentalhealth #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #creatingsafespaces #creatingsafety #mentalhealththerapist #mentalhealththerapy #therapyservices #bodyfocused #somatictherapy #bodyawareness

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