Does life sometimes feel too heavy and overwhelming? Can you relate to the feeling that there is just so much going on you are about to combust with stress? Have you been there, recently? Unfortunately you are probably caught in Threat Physiology.
In today’s podcast we talk about Stress and Threat physiology, a somatic state our bodies go into outside of our conscious awareness and choice. Another words, our bodies go to a scary place and we don’t have any say in the matter.
The metaphor of a coin helps explain this phenomena of our ANS. Like a coin, our physiology has two sides or modes and they are mutually exclusive of each other. So when we are stressed and anxious our ANS drops into Stress physiology.
Like you, when my body is in this state of fear and overwhelm, when the heavy dread feels all consuming, like a dense fog taking over a previously sunny day, I am unable to experience all the good that is still in my life, such as friends, love, health, work, clean water, safety, etc.
Listen to the podcast to learn more about Stress physiology and how to feel more in control of your life and body messages.
For more about how to deal with stress check out a previous blog post: https://wandabrothers.com/2017/06/06/blog-51-love-anxiety-tips-for-tough-situations-2/
A great article from Harvard Medical school about the dangerous power of stress.