Ever wondered why you’re drawn to (or away from) certain people or places? Your body’s got an unconscious surveillance system that constantly scans for safety and danger—and it influences your daily life, sometimes without you even knowing it.
In this episode of Building Resilience, we dive into that system: neuroception. We’ll discuss the various sensory systems that contribute to neuroception, and the role of the polyvagal theory in understanding the autonomic nervous system. We’ll also explore the practical application of neuroception in regulating our nervous system, offering a three-step process to establish safety, check for tension in the body, and invoke a relaxation response.
Links/Past Episodes I Mentioned:
- The “Memory Matters” course—in the end, our memories are really all we are ever left with, so protect them.
- The Advanced Nervous System Resilience training, starting in May— all things nervous system, personally and professionally, and how to integrate it in your coaching.
- My video series, “The 30 Second Burnout Solution”, a resource I created to help those dealing with stress and burnout—particularly compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.