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Initial Bodily Reaction–Warm Gushing Love or Hot Stinging Hate?

In the moment of mobilization will you expand into higher consciousness or contract into survival mode? The Body IS The Mind #3: STRESS OR REST? In the moment of mobilization does your embodied response lead to a story of contraction and disconnect or expansion and connection? Fight or Flight? No response is better than another.…

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SAFELY GROUNDED IN THE BODY

Anchor in Regulation and Safety The Body IS The Mind #2: DEVELOPING RESILIENCY: Anchor in regulation and safety by pendulating the expansion and contraction of your autonomic nervous system. Opening to eat and closing to expel is the basic biological function of all life as exemplified by the amoeba. It is non-verbal, automatic and necessary…

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Am I in equilibrium or adaption to ancient childhood trauma?

My Entire Life Has Been One Great Big Traumatic Adaptation to Adverse Childhood Experiences Even my positive adaptations like writing this post is an adaptation to escape into a world where I am safe and in total control. When I was a child I learned how to seek safety in books and libraries. Now I…

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CONNECTION

My post-pandemic need for connection has inspired me to gently re-shape my life as a teacher and healer of post-traumatic stress disorders caused by adverse childhood experiences. Call it Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the advanced practitioner of the Twelve Steps. This is something that only a madman like me can accomplish. When my check arrives…

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REAL GENIUS: Creating Polyvagal Words & Products

I love Deb Dana and I hope she makes a lot of money with her Polyvagal Theory. However, the author tends to make the material a little more complex and drawn out in order to create her complete line of Polyvagal Products. The reason I bought the book is because it hit me on an…

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ANCHORED IN POLYVAGAL STABILITY

Anchor in Autonomic Safety This post explaining how to anchor in autonomic safety is a verbatim summary of the Introduction to Anchored by Deb Dana. Yesterday I summarized the Forward by Stephen Porges. Since I am republishing all of this without the authors permission, please click through and purchase the book on Amazon so that…

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POLYVAGAL THEORY: The Science of Seeking Safety

Polyvagal Theory Put Me Back Into My Body One month ago I wrote a post about polyvagal theory. The subject matter is good but it was difficult to decipher using a digital copy. So I returned my e-copy and purchased my own hard copy of ANCHORED: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory…

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POLYVAGAL PATHWAYS OF YOUR EMOTIONS

ANCHORED: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory by Deb Dana Please click through the links and buy this book: Anchored by Deb Dana so that she will make a buck and Amazon will donate part of your purchase to my favorite charity, the California Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons. My…