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Uncertainty and Stress: A Polyvagal Theory Perspective
Saturday June 24 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
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All humans are on a never-ending quest for safety. We have a sophisticated mechanism, called neuroception, to help us detect cues of threat and safety in our environment, within our interpersonal interactions, and even within ourselves.
Why does this matter? Because the state of our autonomic nervous system conditions and sets the stage for the valance of our thoughts, feelings, and even behavior. This is why we sometimes snap in anger at people we care about before we have a chance to fully process the best course of action.
The last decade has challenged our collective sense of safety.
This is why awareness of the state of our autonomic nervous system is vital if we are to have a choice in how we respond to cues of safety and threat. We cannot force ourselves to not be mobilized, but we can be aware of our level of mobilization and have tools at the ready to come back to safety when it makes sense.
Come learn and discuss the tools that help us meet our need for safety while honoring the survival intelligence of our nervous system.