In this video, I cover 3 things, which relate to the parasympathetic nervous system:

How do we unlock our body’s inner healing super-power?

✅ Switch on the magic buttons for our body’s repair and rejuvenation mechanisms!

How does this help reduce our pain and sensitivity?

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Here it is…

So, last time we talked about what happens when our body gets stuck in that fight, flight, freeze mode; and why so often, that results in persistent, and recurrent physical pain.


Empower Our Body’s Natural Healing Ability

Today I want to share with you some more ideas about how we can step out of that fight, flight, freeze mode, into our para-sympathetic nervous system. Out of our sympathetic and into our para-sympathetic nervous system. Where we can be relaxed, and we can empower our body’s natural healing ability.

When we relax our muscles, we can ease the tension out of our body. That can enable us to be more flexible, and move more freely, easily, and comfortably. It can enable the pain itself to be reduced, and the inflammation as well.

Enables Our Long-term Repair and Healing Mechanisms to be Switched On

That may in turn lower our nervous system sensitivity and the cycle of pain that we’ve been stuck in. It can improve the blood flow through our whole body, which can bring healing power of the parasympathetic nervous system. Activating that can help the body then, to allow our long-term repair and healing mechanisms to function. And enables them to be switched on. Enhancing obviously, our healing process and helping our body to recover faster, and better.

Reduce Our Pain Sensitivity

At the same time, [this can] reduce our pain sensitivity, on a neurological level. As we spoke about last time. The same highways, the pain highways that have been getting really, really strong. As we switch into the parasympathetic nervous system, these ones get stronger. The (neurological) highways get built, and because we are using the pathways along in this direction, (strengthening our para-sympathetic response) more than our sympathetic system. Those ones start to erode. They become like a back road, rather than a highway. And then they can reduce even further, and become like a dirt road. So it’s really not being used. And what is being used, is our para-sympathetic nervous system. Of course, what’s being focused on is our para-sympathetic nervous system, so that we are enabling that rest-and-digest, or that rest-and-repair mode to be activated more. 

Tap into emotions

That can enable our pain sensitivity to be lowered. And it enables us to tap into emotions, like peace of mind, and like contentment. And that can help to decrease our experience and our perception of pain, simply because we are focused in a more positive mindset.

That strengthens our peace of mind and releases us from the pain cycle.

Thank you for joining me here again today, in the Healthy Learning Lounge environment.

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And join us next time as we share hints and tips to help you nurture your journey to health, to well-being, and to a positive mindset.


Sarah xx


ps. To help you even more I’ve written a series of Cheat Sheets, to help you better recognise, understand and reduce YOUR “Signs of Chronic Stress and Small-t Trauma” NOW.

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Author: Sarah Gowans

About Blossoming Me

BlossomingMe offers a fully integrated approach to your wellbeing. Located on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. Sarah is our Cranio-sacral and Remedial Massage Therapist and health and lifestyle coach. She can help relieve those problematic knots, tightness and other specific ailments to promote a healthy recovery. These complementary massage therapies can be combined to suit your needs, and include: craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, reiki, remedial, swedish, and body-mind-massage. 

Our qualified Osteopath, Alexis, offers a drug free, minimally invasive, “hands on” treatment focusing on the musculoskeletal system with its associated muscles, tendons, ligaments, membranes, bones and joints. Alexis takes a functional approach. This means that she focuses on the way a component (body part, tissue or group of tissues) performs its role, as well as the way the body works, performs and integrates as a whole. Our team can support you to improve your posture and therefore your overall health.

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