✨ Balancing the nervous system ✨
The nervous system is a very important factor when it comes to psychological wellbeing.
The nervous system consists of two parts: the sympathetic nervous system (action and tension) and the parasympathetic nervous system (relax and digest).
In an ideal situation the parasympathetic NS counteracts after activation of the sympathetic NS. It’s like a thermostat that’s constantly looking for balance.
Yet in the world we live in nowadays, the sympathetic NS gets activated a lot through overstimulation, (social) media influence, societal pressure & expectation and disconnection from the self. And on top of that we hardly give our parasympathetic NS space to do it’s work properly in the paces most of us live nowadays.
You can imagine the impact of an overly active sympathic nervous system: constantly vigilant and not able to unwind. The parasympathetic NS isn’t able to keep up. It will impact sleep, mood and digestive system, because energy is being used for the bodily functions that help with survival (such as the muscletension and the cardiovascular system).
Trauma imbalances the NS heavily. Especially childhoodtrauma can imbalance the NS in way it’s difficult to discern because it will be the ordinary state of being from a young age. An unbalanced NS can result into anxiety, sleeping disorders, addictions, depression, burn-out, relationshipproblems and personality disorders.
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