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    • Emotional neglect, nervous system disconnectEmotional neglect, a pattern of unmet emotional needs, can contribute to anxiety and health issues by disrupting the nervous system connection between child and caregiver, leading to long-term impacts and the importance of attunement and emotional regulation for healing these patterns.

      Emotional neglect, a pattern of unmet emotional needs in relationships, can be a significant contributor to anxiety and other health issues. It's an often overlooked Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score, and it can lead to feelings of disconnection and high stress states in the body. During our conversation, we discussed how emotional states are communicated through the nervous system, and how a disconnect between a child's and their primary caregiver's nervous systems can lead to long-term impacts. We also emphasized the importance of attunement and emotional regulation for maintaining a healthy nervous system. If you're dealing with anxiety or other health issues, it's essential to consider the role of emotional neglect in your experiences and explore practical tools and frameworks to heal these patterns. Join our upcoming workshop with NSI educator Matt Busch to learn more about using applied neurology, somatics, and brain science to repattern anxiety and find lasting results. Register at neurosomaticintelligence.com.

    • Emotional neglectEmotional neglect during childhood can lead to emotional numbness, avoidance, disorganized attachments, and impact health and nervous system regulation in adulthood. Signs include indifference from parents and ignoring children's needs.

      Emotional neglect during childhood can lead to significant emotional numbness and avoidance in adulthood. This can result in repressive outputs such as substance use, binge eating, physical pain, or disconnection from others. The lack of emotional expression and regulation learned during childhood can lead to disorganized attachments in adulthood and difficulty identifying and managing emotions. Emotional neglect can also impact health and nervous system regulation, making it crucial to understand and address these experiences. Signs of emotional neglect include indifference from parents, viewing the child as a burden, and ignoring their needs. These experiences can create a deeply wired response to avoid emotions and instead rely on protective outputs, making it essential to recognize and process these emotions to promote emotional health and connection.

    • Emotional neglectEmotional neglect during childhood can lead to hyper-independence, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and even trigger traumatic responses in adulthood, significantly impacting brain development and memory processing.

      Emotional neglect during childhood, whether through the use of the silent treatment or physical absence, can have profound and long-lasting effects on a child's emotional, mental, and even physical development. This neglect can lead to hyper-independence, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and even trigger traumatic responses in adulthood. The absence of a caregiver to help process and regulate emotions during critical developmental stages can significantly impact brain development, including hippocampal development and memory processing. Furthermore, the compounding effect of emotional neglect on top of other traumas can amplify the dysregulation in the nervous system and lead to chronic stress and self-reliance. It's crucial to recognize and address emotional neglect to promote healthy development and prevent the negative health outcomes associated with it.

    • Emotional neglectEmotional neglect during childhood increases risk for various health issues and can manifest in behaviors such as difficulty handling conflict and aversion to asking for help. Secure attachment and healthy emotional modeling are crucial for emotional well-being.

      Emotional neglect during childhood, which is one of the ten categories in the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, can significantly impact an individual's physical and emotional health. Emotional neglect is a common experience, with 1 in 6 people scoring a 4 on the ACE questionnaire. This score increases the risk for various health issues, including heart disease, lung problems, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Emotional neglect can manifest in behaviors such as easy triggers, difficulty handling conflict, and aversion to asking for help. Healthy emotional modeling, which leads to secure attachment, is crucial for emotional well-being. Secure attachment is characterized by a caregiver's ability to respond sensitively to a child's emotional needs. This emotional expression and validation help children develop emotional intelligence and resilience. If you have experienced emotional neglect, it's essential to understand that it's a common experience, and there's no need for self-blame or judgment. It's never too late to learn healthy emotional expression and regulation skills. By recognizing the signs of emotional neglect and seeking resources, you can work towards improving your emotional well-being and overall health.

    • Emotional neglect consequencesEmotional neglect can lead to black-and-white thinking, setting unrealistic standards, difficulty processing emotions, and even trauma responses, making it essential to prioritize self-compassion and open communication for healing.

      Emotional neglect can lead to a muddled understanding of emotions and a harsh inner critic, making it essential to prioritize open communication and self-compassion in healing from generational trauma. Emotional neglect can result in black-and-white thinking, setting unrealistic standards, and difficulty recognizing and processing emotions. The consequences of emotional neglect can manifest as numbness, repressed emotions, and even trauma responses that shut down various systems in the body. It's crucial to recognize the importance of self-compassion, open communication, and understanding the nuances of emotions to overcome the impact of emotional neglect.

    • Childhood adaptation, adult consequencesChildhood adaptations to trauma can become harmful patterns in adulthood, leading to negative health and relationship consequences. Understanding these patterns can help in making positive changes.

      Chronic repression and dissociation, which may have been adaptive in the moment to ensure survival during childhood, can become problematic when they become the well-worn path in adulthood. These patterns can lead to negative consequences for our health and relationships. Our brains, which are incredibly predictive and rely on familiar survival mechanisms, may choose to stay in these patterns rather than face the unknown, even if they are harmful in the long term. Additionally, if a young developing nervous system is being developed with a primary figure who is emotionally neglectful and dissociated, it can lead to confusion around boundaries and emotional regulation in adulthood. These patterns can be complex and deeply ingrained, but understanding them can be the first step towards making positive changes.

    • Nervous system and emotional developmentEarly experiences with primary caregivers can impact our emotional development and nervous system, leading to unprocessed trauma. Learning to regulate our nervous system and understand emotions can help heal emotional neglect.

      Our early experiences with primary caregivers significantly shape our emotional development and can lead to unprocessed trauma that gets passed down through generations. This trauma can manifest as emotional neglect and impact our nervous system, making it essential to learn how to regulate our nervous system and understand our emotions. By becoming curious about our nervous system and using tools to feel safe in our bodies, we can create a safe container for ourselves and begin to heal the emotional neglect wound. It's a process that requires radical responsibility, and it's never too late to start. The use of techniques like EFT tapping can also be helpful in safely experiencing and expressing emotions. By focusing on a minimum effective dose and utilizing the right tools, we can make significant progress in our emotional healing journey.

    • Vagus nerve and interoceptionThe vagus nerve, which facilitates interoception, plays a crucial role in emotional and mental health by allowing us to fully experience our emotions and maintain present focus. Prioritizing vagus nerve health can improve overall well-being.

      Interoception, or our ability to sense and feel sensations from within our bodies, plays a crucial role in our overall health and emotional well-being. This process is facilitated by the vagus nerve, which acts as a superhighway between our body and brain. When the vagus nerve is functioning optimally, it allows us to fully experience our emotions and maintain present focus. However, when the vagus nerve is compressed or not functioning well, it can make it difficult to feel these sensations, potentially impacting our emotional and mental health. That's why it's important to prioritize vagus nerve health, and why we offer various vagus nerve classes on our website. Remember, this podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. If you're struggling with your mental health and are in immediate danger, please call 911 or seek professional help.

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    When we think about adverse childhood experiences, emotional neglect is often seen as less significant compared to other forms of trauma. Its subtleties make it easy to overlook, but the truth is that emotional neglect has a profound effect on our relationships and health as adults, from the detrimental effects on the brain and immune system.

    In this episode, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth define emotional neglect and go over the signs and behaviors of those who’ve experienced it in childhood. They outline how it affects one’s ability to self-regulate, discern and express emotions, form healthy attachments, and more.

    As they explore the topic of emotional neglect, you’ll gain a better understanding of the nuances of emotional neglect, and how emotional neglect manifests in your adult behaviors. Most importantly, Jennifer and Elisabeth tools and strategies that can help you heal and learn emotional regulation.

    Tune in as we peel back the layers of emotional neglect and teach you how to nurture your emotional well-being!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • Subtleties of emotional neglect

    • The impact of neglect on emotional regulation

    • Signs of childhood emotional neglect

    • What healthy emotional modeling looks like

    • Emotional repression and immune function

    • Boundaries and parentification

    • Strategies to heal emotional neglect

     

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    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

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    What is Neuro-Somatic Intelligence? FAQ: Your Questions Answered

    What is Neuro-Somatic Intelligence? FAQ: Your Questions Answered

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    We explore how understanding the nervous system can sharpen our existing strengths, address our weaknesses, and cultivate resilience. By intentionally training our nervous systems, we’re not just enhancing our personal health but fostering a connectedness that benefits the larger society.

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    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

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    Disclaimer:

    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

    All rights in our content are reserved



    Healing The Relationship To Our Body

    Healing The Relationship To Our Body

    Relationship to the Body

    Season 03, Episode 30

    Our bodies are always speaking to us, but often we’re not able to understand or listen to what they’re trying to communicate.

    In this episode, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth unpack the complexities of our relationship to the body, including how our perceptions, emotions and beliefs about our bodies significantly impact our overall well-being. They dive deep into the impact the interoceptive system has on the nervous system, emotions and behaviors, especially in relation to disordered eating and body dysmorphia.

    Jennifer and Elisabeth explore how past traumas shape our body image and inhibit our ability to express emotions safely through the body, sharing their own journeys from the cycle of maladaptive behaviors to loving acceptance.

    Tune in to hear their insights into having a healthier, more compassionate relationship with your body!

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    • Sensory mismatch in relation to body dysmorphia
    • The emotional aspect of the relationship to the body
    • Building a healthier relationship to the body

     

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    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media:

    @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846

    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

    All rights in our content are reserved



    Healing Dissociation

    Healing Dissociation

    “You can’t be present and dissociated at the same time.”

    These wise words from co-host Jennifer Wallace encompasses why this topic is so important to explore. Presence is the truth of our emotions and our reality, because we cannot heal what we do not feel. Being present with our emotions, and feeling them in our body, allows us to truly understand and heal our nervous system in ways that dissociating from the body cannot.

    This is a powerful conversation highlighting what goes on in the brain and nervous system when we dissociate, and how this protective mechanism can become maladaptive when its original function no longer serves us. There is a way to overcome dissociation and authentically feel emotions in the body to truly heal.

    In this episode, Elisabeth Kristoff and Jennifer Wallace deep dive into dissociation and its characteristics. The discussion begins with defining what dissociation is and how it is learned at an early age as a protective mechanism, followed by unraveling how dissociation shows up in the brain, specifically which brain structures are involved in disassociation, as well as the connection between the vagus nerve and the interoceptive system as it pertains to dissociation.

    It’s not enough to just understand these concepts intellectually, the real healing happens when we can experience them, which means feeling them in our bodies. That’s where Neurosomatic Intelligence Coaching comes in, where we teach you the tools you need to heal the whole self, and move out of dissociation and into the body in a safe way.

    Tune in for this and more!

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    • Definition of dissociation

    • How dissociation is on a spectrum

    • The protective aspects of dissociation

    • How dissociation gets wired in the brain from an early age

    • The function of the thalamus and how it’s related to dissociation

    • The deep connection between the vagus nerve and the interoceptive system

    • How the brain makes predictions based on our past experiences

    • The possibility to train in new protective skills that are not maladaptive

    • Knowing about the  nervous system is not the same as experiencing it

    • Spiritual bypassing and dissociation 

    • The importance of presence in understanding the truth of emotions



    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846

     

    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired

     

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

    All rights in our content are reserved

     

    Self Abandonment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    Self Abandonment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    The essence of who we are radiates when we live in our purpose. When we can connect with our true self and share it with others. There are many blockers stopping us from being able to express our feelings, or even know what we’re experiencing, and one of them is self abandonment.

     

    Don’t let the “self” fool you — sometimes, we unintentionally abandon ourselves because of the survival responses born as a result of trauma. Until healing begins, we can get stuck living through learned patterns of ignoring our own needs in favor of others around us, suppressing feelings to protect ourselves from the neglect of others, and rejecting our intuition.

     

    Trauma Rewired host, Jennifer, and Elisabeth Kristof of Brain-Based Wellness are finishing the CPTSD series by discussing this final component of CPTSD: self abandonment. They talk about the ways we abandon ourselves through the lens of their own experiences, and how it manifests in a cycle of self-abuse and shame.

     

    If you find yourself disregarding your own health and happiness, tune in to understand this component of CPTSD and how healing is possible!

     

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • Jennifer shares a recent story of self abandonment

    • Elisabeth defints self abandonment

    • Dissociation as a survival response

    • The effects of parentification

    • Healing self abandonment

    • How all the components of CPTSD work together

    • Becoming an expert of your nervous system

    • Toxic stress and disease

    • Learning to say “no” and self-regulate

    • The power of self-expression

    • Join the live-recording Q&A episode AND the new Facebook group!

     

     

    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired

     

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    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

    All rights in our content are reserved

     

    Social Anxiety of Complex Post traumatic Stress

    Social Anxiety of Complex Post traumatic Stress

    The term social anxiety gets tossed around a lot these days, however individuals with CPTS who experience social anxiety feel its effects on a visceral level. It can be highly debilitating and can affect the way we relate and connect to others, when the need for connection is at the very core of what makes us human.

    Knowing if you actually have social anxiety can be tricky, especially if there are socially acceptable coping mechanisms like overconsumption of substances involved. The proof is in the nervous system outputs, such as migraines, pain, exhaustion, or binge eating, after every social event. As well as, if these outputs cause you to refrain from being in social settings all together. At these times, it's important to reflect on whether you're genuinely comfortable in social situations or if social anxiety may be at play.

    In today’s episode, Elisabeth and Jennifer explore the world of social anxiety, specifically what signs in your nervous system to look out for if you suspect you have social anxiety, the difference between social anxiety and being socially awkward, the role substance use plays, how your attachment style can indicate your level of social anxiety, and how to repattern the nervous system using NSI tools to overcome social anxiety, and much more.

    As humans, we need to connect to others, and we need relationships to thrive. Social anxiety can impede these very human needs, however there is a way around it. It is possible to change how your nervous system takes in information, and change the way it reacts to that information, using simple tools to rewire and regulate.

    Tune in to hear how and more!


    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • What is social anxiety?

    • The nervous system outputs associated with social anxiety

    • Substance use and social anxiety

    • How the inner critic and toxic shame shows up in social anxiety

    • What is hypervigilance?

    • Physiological reasons why stress in social situations can cause protective outputs

    • How ADHD and social anxiety overlap

    • How attachment styles are related to social anxiety

    • Repatterning the nervous system to experience new outputs using NSI 



    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846

     

    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired

     

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com



    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us at traumarewired@gmail.com 

    All rights in our content are reserved

     

    Toxic Shame Of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    Toxic Shame Of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    As a human, you have most likely felt shame to some degree. Although it is a normal human protective emotion to keep us safe on a societal level, shame can become toxic when it persists and when we internalize the critical narrative from that shame.

    Toxic shame shows up in many ways, however, the way it shows up physiologically is understood the least, but the most telling. From posture, dilated pupils, tense muscles, to inflammation in the body, headaches, and diseases, it is possible to visibly see shame on a person’s body. This is a result of the body protecting itself, and there is no shame in that. However once it becomes maladaptive, and absolute “I am” statements start becoming permanent fixtures in rumination, one’s perception of self shifts, which can eventually cause serious mental and physical health issues.

    On today’s episode, Elisabeth and Jennifer discuss how toxic shame differs from regular shame, how toxic shame shows up, what happens in the body when it does, where toxic shame originates from, how shame and pleasure shows up in those with a history of childhood sexual abuse, and what you can do to recognize and repattern toxic shame with Neuro-Somatic Coaching.

    Just as toxic shame is developed, it can be undeveloped, by learning how to recognize when and how it shows up in the body, then repatterning the neural pathways in real time using NSI tools, and allowing repressed emotions to mobilize.

    This episode is filled with knowledge and insight you don’t want to miss. Tune in for this and more!


    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • The difference between guilt and shame
    • Difference between regular shame and toxic shame
    • How toxic shame affects posture
    • How shame is a protective response
    • What is shame inflammation and its correlation to disease states?
    • Why mobilizing the body is crucial to process emotions
    • What is emotional attunement?
    • Overcoupling of shame and pleasure in the case of childhood sexual abuse
    • The types of body boundary violations
    • What to do if you are having a toxic shame response?
    • Why it’s important for practitioners to understand when a client is in a shame response
    • Repattering shame in real time

     

     

    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching: https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846

     

    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired

     

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

     

    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us jennifer@traumarewired.com  All rights in our content are reserved



    The Inner Critic of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    The Inner Critic of Complex Post Traumatic Stress

    We’ve all experienced the inner critic to some extent. You know, that voice inside of your head saying you’re not good enough, or that you’re a bad person. Where does this voice come from and why is it so vicious?

    Well, for people dealing with CPTS, this voice is even louder, and even more critical. The volume gets turned up ten notches, and turning it off feels like a game of tug of war. Understanding where this voice comes from and how it manifests is a crucial part to replacing the inner critic with self compassion.

    On this episode of Trauma Rewired, Elisabeth and Jennifer sit down to discuss the inner critic, specifically the severity of it when it comes to people with CPTS, what activates the inner critic loop cycle, what part of the brain the inner critic activates, the reflexive responses associated with the inner critic, and finally, how NSI training can help with quieting the inner critic.

    This type of reflexive response is created as a means of survival, the brain always wants to protect itself. However, the constant cycle of judgment, criticism, demeaning thoughts about the self becomes maladaptive when it stops serving its original purpose.

    There is a way to quiet the inner critic, which we want to share with you today.

    Tune in to find out how to turn down the volume on the inner critic, and the volume up on self compassion.

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • Characteristics of the inner critic for those experiencing CPTS
    • Where the inner critic lives in the brain
    • The fawn response and how it’s related to the inner critic
    • What activates the inner critic loop?
    • The root cause of the inner critic
    • How authenticity is affected by attachment style
    • Freeze trauma response
    • The opposite of the inner critic
    • How NSI training can move you out of the inner critic loop cycle
    • The importance of creating an internal environment of safety 
    • Being exposed to other people’s inner critic
    • Gossip as an external critic
    • Combating the external critic with self compassion

     

    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our Trauma Rewired YOUTUBE channel! 

     
    If you would like transcripts of this episode, you can find them HERE on Apple Podcasts. 

     

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program and sign up for the spring cohort now! https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer on the Brain Based Membership site: https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Connect with us on social media: @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846

     

    FREE 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D + 5 Travel Packs from Athletic Greens when you use my exclusive offer: https://www.drinkag1.com/rewired

     

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

     

    Trauma Rewired podcast  is intended to educate and inform but does not constitute medical, psychological or other professional advice or services. Always consult a qualified medical professional about your specific circumstances before making any decisions based on what you hear. 

    We share our experiences, explore trauma, physical reactions, mental health and disease. If you become distressed by our content, please stop listening and seek professional support when needed. Do not continue to listen if the conversations are having a negative impact on your health and well-being. 

    If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, or in mental health crisis and you are in the United States you can 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.  If someone’s life is in danger, immediately call 911. 

    We do our best to stay current in research, but older episodes are always available.  We don’t warrant or guarantee that this podcast contains complete, accurate or up-to-date information. It’s very important to talk to a medical professional about your individual needs, as we aren’t responsible for any actions you take based on the information you hear in this podcast.

    We  invite guests onto the podcast. Please note that we don’t verify the accuracy of their statements. Our organization does not endorse third-party content and the views of our guests do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.

    We talk about general neuro-science and nervous system health, but you are unique. These are conversations for a wide audience. They are general recommendations and you are always advised to seek personal care for your unique outputs, trauma and needs. 

    We are not doctors or licensed medical professionals. We are certified neuro-somatic practitioners and nervous system health/embodiment coaches. We are not your doctor or medical professional and do not know you and your unique nervous system. This podcast is not a replacement for working with a professional.

    The BrainBased.com site and Rewiretrail.com is a membership site for general nervous system health, somatic processing and stress processing. It is not a substitute for medical care or the appropriate solution for anyone in mental health crisis. 

    Any examples mentioned in this podcast are for illustration purposes only. If they are based on real events, names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. 

    We’ve done our best to ensure our podcast respects the intellectual property rights of others, however if you have an issue with our content, please let us know by emailing us traumarewired@gmail.com All rights in our content are reserved.