Stuck On and Off

All of the different nervous system states have important functions! Even the sensations we usually think of as “bad” play important roles in helping our bodies navigate the world safely. There is nothing wrong with feeling frozen or overwhelmed sometimes. There is nothing wrong with feeling anxious or scared sometimes. It is okay to sometimes feel angry and frustrated. There are circumstances we come across in life when these are the most logical and functional reactions we can have. These nervous system states only become a problem for us when we get STUCK in them. A healthy nervous system can flow into these states when our environment necessitates, and then flow out again into a state of calmness when it is safe to. It is this smooth flow between calmness and anger and back to calmness, or calmness and anxiety and then back again to calmness, that is a primary marker of nervous system health. Trauma that remains I discharged can throw off the ability to self regulate. A disregulated nervous system can become STUCK ON or STUCK OFF- stuck in agitation or stuck in freeze- or can chaotically jump back and forth between the two. Through somatic mental health therapy techniques, we can work to bring your nervous system back to a state of regulation and flow. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #nervoussystemhealth #nervoussystemregulation #nervoussystemhealing #mentalhealth #traumahealing #traumarecovery #ptsdrecovery #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #traumarelief #ptsdtherapy #anxietydisorder #angerproblems #fightflightfreeze #fightflightorfreeze

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