Tag: trauma release

Chronic Stress Effects

Cortisol is not inherently harmful. Stress is not a bad word. All of the effects cortisol has in our body, long and short term, make

Polyvagal Theory

Up near the base of the cranium where the vagus nerve connects to the brain stem, it splits into two branches. The ventral vagal and

The Basics of Nervous System Activation

This chart is a fantastic visual illustration of the nervous system to help understand the different activation states. As you go higher up in the

Triune Brain

The brain evolved in three major bursts: one when we were reptiles, one when we became mammals, and one when we became human. Each part

The Important Role of Our Nervous System

Our nervous system is a giant sensory organ. It is constantly gathering information about the state of our bodies, our environment, our relationships, and our