What are Symptoms of Stress?

What are Symptoms of Stress?

Stress does not only affect our minds, but our bodies as well. There are many somatic, behavioral, and emotional symptoms of stress that can be an indication we need to take a break and practice self-care.  First and foremost…what is stress?  “Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat….

Strategies for managing hyperarousal & hypoarousal states

Strategies for managing hyperarousal & hypoarousal states

What is hyper and hypo arousal? Firstly, In case you missed the prior window of tolerance blog post here is a quick recap on what hyperarousal and hypoarousal are: Hyperarousal Hyperarousal is when your sympathetic nervous system kicks into overdrive and has too much arousal. Your sympathetic nervous system is made up of your fight,…

What is the Window of Tolerance & the Arousal States?

What is the Window of Tolerance & the Arousal States?

What is your Window of tolerance & how does trauma affect it? The concept of window of tolerance was developed by Dan Siegel to help explain where we best function in terms of arousal in everyday life. If you get triggered outside of your window of tolerance, you can go into hyperarousal or hypoarousal.  Being within…

Brainspotting VS EMDR

Brainspotting VS EMDR

Brainspotting brief overview: Brainspotting was developed by David Grand in 2003. It is based off the theory that emotions from trauma can become stuck in your body and as a result can lead to both physical and mental struggles. Brainspotting is a newer cutting-edge treatment that will focus on the brain body connection. Although Brainspotting…