The nervous system serves as our body's communication network, coordinating everything from our heartbeat to our thoughts. However, when this intricate system becomes dysregulated, it can wreak havoc on both our physical and mental well-being. Recognising the signs of a dysregulated nervous system is crucial for identifying potential underlying issues and seeking the necessary support. In this blog, I'll explore five common signs that might indicate your nervous system is out of balance.
Experiencing persistent anxiety and overwhelm can be a telltale sign of a dysregulated nervous system. An overly active sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the fight-or-flight response, can lead to a constant state of hyperarousal. This results in heightened anxiety, racing thoughts, and a feeling of being constantly on edge, even in non-threatening situations.
Fluctuations in mood and emotional instability can indicate...
The mind and body are intricately connected, influencing each other in ways that western science is only beginning to understand. But this is a far from new concept and one that is essential to understand if you are interested in healing from chronic illness. In this blog post I want to bring to light some of the ways that our emotional wounds can manifest into physical illness and dis - ease.
The Stress Response and it's Effects
The first thing that is important to understand is that when the body experiences trauma, the stress response system becomes activated. This triggers the release of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, preparing the body for a fight or flight response. While this response is crucial for survival in the short term, chronic activation of the stress response can have detrimental effects on various systems within the body.
The Immune System and Inflammation
Prolonged stress and trauma can lead to a dysregulated nervous...