" We've now had the last 10 to 15 years [of] clinical trials that are demonstrating that tapping on or stimulating acupressure points on the body can change DNA expression, can radically reduce your stress hormone cortisol, can even change your brain's pathways. "
(1) The Science Behind Tapping: A proven stress management technique for the mind and body, Dr. Peta Stapleton (2) Stephen Porges' Polyvagal theory
AFTER A 4-DAY EFT TRAINING WORKSHOP:
Please do not attempt to process highly emotional or traumatic memories on your own. Co-regulation with a practitioner is essential when you are emotionally vulnerable.
" When you're not integrated, it can become chaotic and rigid, it's like flipping your lid. So instead of living with harmony within yourself and harmony and connection to others, you're literally becoming chaotic with an outburst or rigid and withdrawn. "
"What if we can't get away from the danger?...The possibility is that we could trigger a third circuit which shuts us down. And it's that shutdown circuit that makes it so important in understanding trauma and the polyvagal theory articulates that shutdown circuit...These responses are not voluntary."
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout NSW and Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. I respect and recognise their culture and timeless wisdom. I acknowledge, in particular, the first people of the Darug nation as the original custodians of the land on which I live and work. I pay my respects to Elders both past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
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