New mini podcast!

Join Rethinking.you on Soundcloud where you can hear my dulcet tones as I talk trauma informed stuff. This week I asked my Facebook followers what they’d like me to cover and one of the suggestions was creating healthy sleep habits. Listen to #1 The intentional practice of sleep by Rethinking.You on #SoundCloud Click on this […]

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Mindhack | Coregulation for lovers

Morning lovers! 👫👬👭❤🦄 not just heterosexual lovers but any lovers (I liked the colours on the image dont shoot me!) Coregulation is the act of intentional soothing of your nervous system to help another person feel safe. It works because our nervous system has evolved through the Ventral vagal complex to use social cues as […]

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Hugs

This time of year is tough. The daylight is rapidly shrinking and I notice a shift in mindset in some of my most Resilient clients. This is the time when I double up on bodywork and techniques to soothe a jangled nervous system. It’s the same every Autumn… the lack of daylight and good weather […]

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Inner child work

So I’ve talked about inner child healing before and it’s a big topic in therapy and wellbeing circles. In fact as I’m sat here in a busy cafe drinking coffee in town I can see lots of different behaviour patterns being played out in kids and parents alike. Its where my former early years professional […]

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The importance of connection

Self regulation and social connection 🧠 Polyvagal theory explains the evolutionary process of human vagus nerve development. The most recent developed section in evolutionary terms is the Ventral Vagal Complex which is responsible for fight/flight mode AND the inhibition of this activation through social connection to help self regulate. For babies this means having the […]

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Mindhack | Connecting to those challenging feelings…

Not only do we think our fears but we feel them… perhaps in our heart, in our chest, maybe our stomach… Fear is a felt sense as much as a thought sense. But we can also feel joy and all the good stuff too. Working with the body is an important part of trauma work […]

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Mindfulness…

What is it with Mindfulness?! Want an easier way to clear your mind? Well read on as it’s not what you think. Don’t get me wrong I love Mindfulness – I researched Mindfulness and children’s capacity for mindful behaviour as my final dissertation for my bachelors in child development. In fact I did a hermeneutic […]

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