I’ve seen a few posts in my feeds recently about platforms that offer summaries of resources, and it struck me how this desire to learn everything - and to learn it at speed - goes against the way our human brains naturally learn.
It takes a while to read, to sift through, to consolidate, to apply. And by not giving ourselves that time and that depth, we’re depriving ourselves of truly impactful learning.
Yes, it can be helpful to have a short mantra to remind and refocus our brains, but we need that foundation if we want to gain knowledge and grow.
When talking about the nervous system, it can feel like a mysterious aspect of the science of our bodies.
As a society, we’ve grown comfortable talking about body changes we can definitively measure - my blood pressure is high, which is backed up by the blood pressure cuff or my blood sugar is low, which is backed up by the urine sample - but it feels harder and more nebulous to consider the things that happen in our bodies that we can't conclusively measure.
At the basic level, we know that the nervous system is our body's command center. It helps us detect, process and act on the millions of data points our bodies receive, but while our fight-or-flight responses have kept us - and our ancestors - alive, we also need the balance from rest-and-digest systems to be healthy.
When our nervous systems get overstimulated, the result is a maxed-out, exhausted feeling that feels hard to come back from.
There are lots of resources out there that you can explore solo - and I’ve listed some of my favorite ones below - but if you need more help to understand and learn how to heal your nervous system, I’ve combined more than two decades of knowledge and experience into one-on-one sessions and my unique, supportive groups.
Irina emits a healing energy that just feels good to be with. Each time we've met, I've relaxed into her presence, openness, authenticity and ability to offer support. She has helped me gain the perspective I needed to be more compassionate and gentle with myself. If you're ready to do the hard work of personal growth, I'd highly recommend partnering with Irina.
For me, it was a very magical experience to see how Irina could feel where my body's energy was 'stuck' and how she could guide me through unblocking it. In the end, I just felt the energy flowing through my body in a part where I don't think I ever felt it flowing like that before, or at least not for the last years that I can remember. I literally felt like my body was saying, "hello, there you are!".
I went into our first session feeling disconnected from my femininity, having had a long history of feeling stressed and anxious and not caring for myself enough. After putting Irina's advice into practice between sessions, I feel so much more connected to myself, aware of my cycle, and much more of a woman than ever.