Here at SMP we know that we can only access the best parts of us that move well, eat well, think and feel well when out nervous system is feeling safe.
This isn't just something we've experienced personally, its grounded in the best neuroscience available and something we've been practicing as a team for years.
Lockdowns throw a spanner in the works when it comes to that feeling of safety.
Uncertainty & anxiety is everywhere - and the worst thing you can do is ignore it and hope it goes away.
When our nervous system faces uncertainty - like pandemics, lockdowns or any other number of stresses it can take two paths.
The first path in engaging what's called the Social Engagement System. This is the part of the brain that when activated allows our nervous system to REST and BREATH in the support and care of the tribe.
OR - it can deal with the situation using survival reflexes. If we perceive that we can't connect to safe spaces and people, our brainstem takes over through reflexes in order to get us to safety.
Each of us have our own "go to" responses - and this is why it's so important to understand your patterns of behaviour so that you can use a suitable tool to calm your nervous system.
In this webinar, we're going to walk you through: