Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
I love doing research. This is a good time to read about all of the incredible information that is on the web about everything. I have been so busy trying to fix up my house that I haven't been looking for all of this information.
Here is some information about the hormones that we have in our system. This relates to the stay at home and be safe ideas that are running around.
When we feel that there is a danger then our stress hormones take over. The sympathetic system is the part of the system that keeps our fight, flight or freeze processes running. The hormones connected with this system causes our heart rate and breathing to increase. We also start sweating so that the body can be cooled down in case we have to run. The digestive system is lowered and the blood is sent to the muscles. There is an increase in tension and alarm.
We have another system that calms us down. This system is called the parasympathetic system. Para means against, so it does the opposite of the sympathetic system. This system stimulates the vagus nerve. This is a wonderful nerve that runs all through our system. It slows the heart rate, and breathing. It stops perspiration and restores the digestive system. It relieves tension and the feeling of alarm.
Because we can't attack the virus or outrun it, we can learn to calm our system down.
We can remember a person that has one of those wonderful faces that make us feel at home. We and see their smile and gentle hand, soothing us. We can find some blooming grass or a flower. In other words, find pleasure in the small things and give your mind and body a break. This will help your immune system and the rest of you to relax.
LENS neurofeedback works to get the calm back on.
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Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.