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Episode 13: The Language of the Nervous System, Why Affirmations Won't Regulate It, & Feeling at Home in Your Body with Sorina Mondan, CCTP Holistic Trauma Healing

    • Health & Fitness

In this episode with certified clinical trauma therapist Sorina Mondan, we...


discuss how developmental trauma causes disconnection from our bodies
reveal that the language of our nervous systems is feelings and sensations, not words, therefore affirmations and mantras are not useful when we are in a hypersensitive, dysregulated nervous system state
expose that mantras and affirmations can create emotional dissonance or invalidate our emotions
discuss somatic experiencing
reveal that the belief that we just need to heal our minds is a trauma response and takes us further out of our bodies
imagine how we can bring survival responses to completion so they don’t have to be stored in the body
clarify our shared opinion that “diagnoses” like anxiety, depression, or OCD aren’t actually diagnoses but our bodies’ adaptations to a dysregulated nervous system and actually often box people into an identity of these diagnoses instead of moving forward in healing
talk about how our thoughts are a reflection of the state of our nervous systems, not the other way around
discuss that the goal is not to be happy all the time but to create nervous system flexibility
talk about how healing feels abnormal and unfamiliar which the mind resists
discuss the importance of working with a therapist and not “DIY-ing” your healing through social media
state that we cannot heal with the same mind that made us sick
remove the shame that we “failed” to feel better and instead offer support and validation that you can explore and experience the various feelings in your nervous system and that alone is powerful in healing

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Join the Trauma Healers Circle

Home in Your Body Course

In this episode with certified clinical trauma therapist Sorina Mondan, we...


discuss how developmental trauma causes disconnection from our bodies
reveal that the language of our nervous systems is feelings and sensations, not words, therefore affirmations and mantras are not useful when we are in a hypersensitive, dysregulated nervous system state
expose that mantras and affirmations can create emotional dissonance or invalidate our emotions
discuss somatic experiencing
reveal that the belief that we just need to heal our minds is a trauma response and takes us further out of our bodies
imagine how we can bring survival responses to completion so they don’t have to be stored in the body
clarify our shared opinion that “diagnoses” like anxiety, depression, or OCD aren’t actually diagnoses but our bodies’ adaptations to a dysregulated nervous system and actually often box people into an identity of these diagnoses instead of moving forward in healing
talk about how our thoughts are a reflection of the state of our nervous systems, not the other way around
discuss that the goal is not to be happy all the time but to create nervous system flexibility
talk about how healing feels abnormal and unfamiliar which the mind resists
discuss the importance of working with a therapist and not “DIY-ing” your healing through social media
state that we cannot heal with the same mind that made us sick
remove the shame that we “failed” to feel better and instead offer support and validation that you can explore and experience the various feelings in your nervous system and that alone is powerful in healing

Subscribe!

Follow @iamlindseylockett

Support the show

Join the Trauma Healers Circle

Home in Your Body Course

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