Is it about nervous system regulation or getting to the bottom of your fear?
Updated: Sep 27, 2022
There is currently a wave of awareness among female business owners, awakening to the effects of trauma and early life emotional wounds on our nervous systems and how they show up as business fears, relationships issues and other professional blocks. A lot of people are talking about nervous system regulation, using various somatic (body-focused) or energy practices for it. Such as breathwork, EFT (tapping), different type of movement, earthing, meditation, visualizations, essential oils, etc.
And yes, these are all amazing practices that I myself use and recommend to others when needed, but they continue to be only a part of my work.
FOR A BIG REASON.
Because I believe that when we use these body/energy based tools as a "solution" to the problem, we get REROUTED from the root cause level work to treating the SYMPTOMS.
Similar to how mind-based therapeutic approaches would "treat" our mindset symptoms and NOT WHAT CREATED the beliefs and thoughts on the level of our biology and emotions (since emotions are chemicals that our bodies create and run habitually and get addicted to). Targeting mental and subconscious levels only.
Let me explain what I mean in more detail.
AT THE ROOT OF TRAUMA AND EMOTIONAL/RELATIONSHIP WOUNDING IS ALWAYS SOME TYPE OF FEAR.
Therefore, we must effectively release the fear hook, together with the emotional charge that it creates (>>> all the other emotions and fears that follow and get added on top of it!) in order to STOP the nervous system dysregulation and other symptoms/reactions we have.
If the "hook" stays in, we will continue to experience our triggers over and over again (be it in our business/relationships/health, etc.).
The nervous system is going to "dysregulate" AGAIN. The old reactions will continue.
The work with biology, neurocircuitry and neurochemistry of fear is how we address and prevent setbacks.
Trauma and deep emotional wounds affect our nervous system and are then remembered by it (I speak about it in my posts and videos/interviews regularly) as cellular and neurological memory (wiring) and the flight/fight/freeze "autopilot" responses that got created by the negative events in the past.