How to reset your nervous system in 60 seconds

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In todays' post I want to introduce you to the ACE score and show you how you can use it to rescue your abandoned childs part and integrate the core woundings, really get to the root cause of your trauma so that you can transform anxiety and depression and heal your body mind naturally and live your healthy, fulfilled life. Read on and learn how to reset your nervous system in 60 seconds.

Are you dealing with acute or chronic illness?

Do you have trouble sleeping well, or feel stressed, moody and on edge?

Do you find yourself unable to get better, despite visiting different doctors and trying different food, exercise, prescription and supplement routines?

In my work with root cause resolution, I want to know where in your early childhood experiences these early life stressors epigenetically have reset the gluticocorticoid receptors, resulting in a lowered threshold required for a stress response. So, early life stress causes chronic release of stress hormones and inflammatory cytokines. Genes that shut off the stress response are silenced. The body is flooded with inflammation at the slightest provocation, and researchers have confirmed that crucial set of breaks are off, and the body is marinading in inflammatory chemicals. A study by Dr Joan Kaufman and colleagues also looked at epigenetic differences in children with ACEs and found gene expression changes across the entire genome, including genes implicated in cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and cancer. We live in a world of constant stressors and they are not going to go away. So getting to the root cause of yours health challenges now could literally save your life later on in life. Add to that, the current need for instant gratification, results and the fact that we just are not wired to live in a heightened state of hyper arousal all the time, to the reptillian brain, the nervous system is constantly turned on where losing a job, getting stuck in traffic or having no water kick our survival response into action. Defend , run or die wether it be from a lion chasing you or a deadline on a deal, the jungle is still a jungle.

We have learnt to avoid our body's million signals to slow down. rest, eat and push through the daily grind as our "normal." Bad things happen like home invasions, car crashes and we never fully process the stress response all the way through the 5 stages of euro modulation. WE keep going, we think we are coping, that we are functioning and twenty, thirty years later we have a body crisis like cancer or an auto immune disease or heart attack that literally stops us on our path of self destruction and forces us to slow down and heal from the root cause of experiences and adversity we may not even remember.

Worse still that a traumatic event like rape or some other unspeakable shock and trauma that has a beginning and an end is the prolonged daily stressors of every day living in a modern, fast paced world. When we don't take stock and practice radical self care, when we ignore our tension instead of addressing it, our bodies experience a buildup of cortisol, the flight-or-fight hormone. Over time, an abundance of cortisol can have disastrous consequences. Brain fog, lowered immunity, heart problems, elevated blood sugar, eating issues, diabetes, and hormonal and sleep disturbances are just a few common ramifications of persistent stress.The good news is, there are simple daily rituals you can use that don't cost anything and that you can use straight away.What if you could use some simple practices when you feel your fight/flight/freeze response kicking in to move through your triggers without causing damage to your body or brain?We can rebuild our resilience, health, and peace of mind through the 5 keys to transform chronic stress, anxiety and depression naturally. When you learn how to heal your body, manage your stress response and DRESS ( diet, rest, exercise. sleep and supplementation) for success you will reclaim your meaningful, healthy life!Today, I want to invite you to listen to part 1 of a 2 part masterclass on "Abandonment and healing your childhood wounds that are holding you back from living in your fullest expression of health, wealth and happiness.You can listen in HERE

Your homework for today is to:

Take your ace score HERE
Take the enneagram quiz HERE
Practice mindfulness by using the following 5 steps to Stress Less living below
Use the Peace process which I guide a client through here: 

  • Mindfulness peels away layers of rushing, negative self-talk, and anxiety. It encourages us to honor ourselves as living, breathing, deserving humans. Mindfulness softens life's challenges and makes us aware of the larger picture, in a kind and gentle way, by valuing and tuning in to the present moment.
  • Time is not a renewable resource, and it can't be saved for later, either. The only moments we can treasure and appreciate, truly, are the ones we are living through right now. That alone is reason enough to be mindful but we can also gain a physical health benefit: Mindfulness diminishes harmful cortisol build-up.


We have a lot to gain by learning to practice mindfulness.

  1. Name your feeling.

    When you notice stress, take one minute (or hopefully more) to quietly discern what you're feeling and where you perceive sensation in your body. Go ahead and actually name it out loud, such as, "I'm feeling anger, and my pulse is pounding" or "Fear is giving me a knot in my stomach." In a hurry? Then walk while you think, but do it slowly so you can focus

  2. Observe the situation without self-judgment.

    That's really what you're doing by naming your feelings. You've taken a step back to observe, completely without judgment, the way a camera lens would do. This allows you to detach from the drama itself and just consider how it affects you. What do you see?
    By the way, if you feel resistance to naming the emotion, or if your thoughts are racing, or you just want to hurry through or dismiss the feelings, that's normal. This kind of focused attention isn't our usual status quo. Focusing on yourself takes practice!

  3. Just breathe.
    Take 3 to 5 deep, measured breaths. You can even close your eyes. This focused, purposeful deep breathing is the opposite of the shallow, rapid breathing that accompanies stress. The dramatic shift from that anxious pant to a slow, refreshing breath resets, calms, and informs your system immediately. When I'm tense, I feel a difference every time after I slow my breathing. It's like magic.

  4. Make friends with what you're feeling.

    Rather than engaging in the default habit of self-criticism or judgment, for example, "Why should I be angry about that? I'm so stupid” cultivate a new awareness and curiosity about the emotion or reaction. Pay close attention to what's really in front of you, not an automatic interpretation of it. Usually, our versions of present events come from our past and prevent us from truly seeing what's happening in reality. Question whether your story is really true, or does it just seem that way?

  5. Finally, make room for self-acceptance.

    Have some compassion for your imperfectly perfect humanness. The overachievers among us tend to think, "I'm never good enough" thoughts. Others of us may judge ourselves undeserving or feel selfish for shining a light on ourselves. Meet those doubts with softness, kindness, and an understanding that you are a loving, valuable presence in the world.

Let this 5-step technique become your best new rituality. It takes practice, but with time, you can achieve an effective stress reversal in 30 seconds!

Perhaps along the way you'll also find yourself becoming more aware and appreciative of the world around you.

Right here and now is what we have in front of us, and it's a friendly, important place that we don't want to miss. Looking at what we're presented with more closely, even in its difficult moments, just might be the answer.

I choose health, peace, and freedom over stress, worry, and mindless activity. How about you?

Author - Sarah-Jane Farrell

Published - 2016-03-11