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    • Understanding the neurological aspects of narcissismExploring the neurology of narcissism can help us effectively deal with it and foster healthier relationships

      Narcissism is a complex phenomenon that stems from early development and attachment styles, and it's essential to understand the neurological aspects to effectively deal with it in ourselves and in our relationships. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by self-centeredness, a lack of empathy, an excessive need for admiration, and a deficiency in emotional regulation. The neurology of narcissism is still being explored, but it's believed to involve dysregulation in the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. Change is possible for both the narcissist and those affected by their behavior, and understanding the underlying nervous system dynamics can help us set boundaries, protect ourselves, and foster healthier relationships. Matt Busch, an educator for the neuro somatic intelligence coaching certification, will join Jennifer Wallace and Elizabeth Kristoff on Trauma Rewired to delve deeper into this topic.

    • Understanding Narcissism: Rooted in Survival and Nervous SystemNarcissism is a complex issue rooted in survival mechanisms and nervous system, and can become harmful when used as a pattern to meet needs or feel safe in dangerous situations.

      Narcissism is a complex issue rooted in our survival mechanisms and nervous system. While self-interest is a natural survival trait, narcissism is a progression towards self-centeredness and can become a harmful pattern when perceived threats increase. Everyone exhibits some level of self-interest, but narcissistic behavior becomes a pre-established pattern when it's used to meet needs or feel safe in dangerous situations. The line between normal self-interest and pathological narcissism can be blurry, but understanding the developmental and biological links can help us recognize potentially harmful relationships. Narcissistic traits, such as manipulation, control, constant need for attention, and jealousy, can be seen in many people, including ourselves. However, the severity and impact on relationships vary based on individual circumstances and perceived threats. It's essential to be aware of these patterns and strive for healthy, empathetic relationships.

    • Formative Years and Narcissistic BehaviorNarcissistic behavior can stem from emotional neglect and dysregulation during childhood, leading to deficits in self-perception and emotional regulation, resulting in a constant need for affirmation and weak sense of self

      Narcissistic behavior can develop as a result of emotional neglect and dysregulation during formative years. Narcissists lack emotional regulatory skills and may use others for emotional regulation, creating typical pairings of narcissistic and codependent or empathic attachments. Their nervous systems may have developed in chaotic and painful environments. Prosocial behaviors, such as empathy and connection, are essential for human survival, but narcissists may have had to develop antisocial behaviors to ensure their own emotional regulation and survival. Neuroimaging studies suggest that narcissists have lower connectivity in certain areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex and anterior insular cortex, which are associated with self-perception, decision making, and social cues. These deficits may result in a constant need for affirmation and a weak sense of self.

    • Brain areas linked to empathy, reward processing differ in those with narcissistic traitsPeople with narcissistic traits have smaller or less active anterior insulas, which affects emotional understanding, and conditioned ventral striatums that prioritize self-aggrandizement over empathy and consideration for others.

      Individuals with narcissistic traits have abnormalities in brain areas related to empathy and reward processing. Specifically, the anterior insula, which is crucial for emotional understanding and connection with others, is often smaller or less active in those with narcissistic personality disorder. Additionally, the ventral striatum, a deep brain area involved in reward processing, is conditioned to find reward in self-aggrandizing behaviors rather than those beneficial to others. This skews their decision-making process and prioritizes self-recognition over empathy and consideration for others. Ultimately, this lack of empathy and distorted reward system can lead to manipulative, abusive behaviors.

    • Changes in reward circuitry linked to lack of empathy in narcissistsNarcissistic individuals may struggle with empathy due to alterations in the brain's reward system, potentially stemming from social deprivation or physical damage to the insular cortex, leading them to seek validation through unhealthy means and prioritize self-importance over emotional connection.

      The lack of empathy and social connection in individuals with narcissistic tendencies may be linked to changes in the reward circuitry in the brain. This can result from various causes, including social lack or physical injuries and brain infections that affect the insular cortex. The inability to read social cues and interoceptive accuracy issues can lead these individuals to seek validation and acceptance in unhealthy ways, often through a twisted sense of superiority in relationships. This shift in behavior is an adaptive response to protect oneself from emotional experiences and reliance on others, as the cost of social connection becomes more threatening than beneficial.

    • Understanding the neurological causes of narcissistic behaviorNarcissism can stem from nervous system and brain struggles with self-validation, leading to harmful patterns and emotional detachment. Insights from neurology can aid in understanding and addressing these complex issues.

      Narcissistic behavior can stem from a nervous system and brain that struggle with self-validation, leading to a pattern of seeking reward by harming others. This can develop into malignant narcissism, which is characterized by sadistic tendencies. Emotional expression becomes difficult for individuals exhibiting narcissistic behavior due to deficits in the insular cortex, leading to detachment and dissociation. Over time, these patterns can shape the way the system functions, making emotional regulation a significant challenge. Attachment issues also play a role, as some individuals may rely on others for emotional regulation and safety. Overall, understanding the neurological underpinnings of narcissistic behavior can provide valuable insights into this complex issue. If you're struggling with these issues or suspect someone in your life may be, consider exploring resources like Rewiretrial.com for guidance and support.

    • The Complex Relationship Between Empathy and NarcissismNarcissists may have a reduced ability to feel empathy but can sense others' emotions, using emotional intelligence to manipulate relationships.

      While some individuals, such as those with narcissistic tendencies, may have a reduced ability to feel empathy, they often possess a heightened sensitivity to sensing others' emotions. This emotional intelligence allows them to manipulate relationships by responding in ways that benefit them, creating a power dynamic. Empathy and narcissism are linked, but the expression of empathy may differ between individuals. Some may fake it, while others use it to their advantage. The question remains whether change is possible for those stuck in these patterns. Understanding the complex relationship between empathy and narcissism sheds light on the intricacies of human behavior and relationships.

    • Neuroplasticity and motivation for changeNeuroplasticity allows for nervous system adaptation, but motivation plays a role in the process, especially for those with deeply ingrained personality traits.

      The human nervous system is capable of change, even with established reward circuits and behaviors. However, not everyone may have the motivation or desire to change, especially those with deeply ingrained personality traits such as narcissism. AG One, a daily supplement, can provide nutritional support and instant boost for those seeking to prioritize their health and well-being. From a neurosomatic perspective, personality disorders may not be fixed, but whether someone wants to change is a different question. For those with less severe tendencies, change is possible through practices like NSI drills and focusing on the insular and prefrontal cortex. Ultimately, neuroplasticity allows for the nervous system to adapt and change, but individual motivation plays a significant role in the process.

    • Understanding the Roots of NarcissismNarcissism is not a conscious choice but a result of brain wiring and conditioning. Focus on self-development and creating healthy relationship patterns, prioritize self-care, and consider seeking professional help with NSI therapy.

      Narcissism is not a conscious choice, but rather a result of brain wiring and conditioning. People who exhibit narcissistic behaviors are driven by a deep-seated need for validation, control, and safety. This can lead to manipulative and harmful behaviors towards themselves and others. However, change is possible through self-development and neuroplasticity. It's important to remember that the focus should be on changing oneself and creating healthy relationship patterns, rather than trying to change another person. Additionally, it's crucial to prioritize self-care and leave abusive or dangerous relationships. The Neurosequential Model of Therapy (NSI) can be a helpful tool in managing stress and improving relational experiences. Overall, understanding the root causes of narcissistic behaviors and taking steps towards personal growth can lead to healthier relationships and improved well-being.

    • Caring for yourself in relationships with narcissistic individualsPrioritize self-care, develop nervous system resilience, and set strong personal boundaries in relationships with narcissistic individuals for safer, sustainable interactions.

      When dealing with individuals exhibiting narcissistic tendencies, it's crucial to prioritize self-care and establish strong personal boundaries. This applies to various types of relationships, not just intimate ones. By developing the capacity of our nervous system through daily training and understanding its functioning, we can better care for ourselves, set appropriate boundaries, and change relational patterns. This not only makes our relationships safer and more sustainable but also allows us to interact with narcissistic individuals with compassion and detachment. For those interested in exploring this topic further, consider joining us at rewiretrial.com for two free weeks of nervous system training and emotional processing tools.

    Recent Episodes from Trauma Rewired

    Anxiety

    Anxiety

    In this episode of Trauma Rewired, hosts Jennifer Wallace and Elisabeth Kristof are joined by Matt Bush as they unpack anxiety. The conversation starts with an exploration of how neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD and autism impact executive functioning, sensory processing, and create hypersensitivities that lead to emotional overwhelm. They highlight the importance of self-assessment and retraining of sensory systems to better manage these challenges. Elisabeth Kristof further connects developmental and complex trauma to nervous system responses, noting how trauma shapes our interpretation of signals and can keep individuals in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze. Jennifer Wallace emphasizes the crucial aspect of self-awareness and deep self-knowledge in managing anxiety, advocating for practices that foster body awareness, emotional expression, and self-regulation.

    Anxiety is not just a mental disorder but a physiological response emanating from sensory mismatches and respiratory inefficiencies. Chronic hyperventilation, for example, sends constant threat signals to the brain, keeping the nervous system on high alert. Through regular neuro training and specific breathing exercises, individuals can better regulate their nervous systems and reduce anxiety. 

    Let’s reframe anxious thoughts and use cognitive tools to consider positive outcomes, thereby preventing the negative spiral of anxiety and trauma.

    Discuss the tangible benefits of applying neurosomatic principles to everyday life. Explore sensory mismatches, emphasizing the need to address deficits in visual, vestibular, somatosensory, and interoceptive systems to alleviate anxiety. We advocate for ongoing self-assessment and retraining as ways to establish a new baseline of wellness. 

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    • Impact of Neurodivergence

    • Trauma and Nervous System Responses

    • Self-Assessment and Sensory Retraining

    • Role of Chronic Hyperventilation

    • Anxiety as a Physiological State

    • Cognitive Reframing of Anxiety

    • Female-Specific Anxieties

    • Sensory Mismatch and Anxiety

     

    Neurosomatic Intelligence is Enrolling now! Book your Discovery call:

    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer

     

    Ready to transform Anxiety?

    Join lead NSI educator Matt Bush for an in-depth workshop where we peel back the

    layers of anxiety’s complexities and reveal the pathway to lasting relief.

    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:

    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our

    TraumaRewired YOUTUBE Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/@TraumaRewired

     

    Connect with us on social media:

    @trauma.rewired

     

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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846



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



    Full 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 jennifer@traumarewired.com All rights in our content are reserved

     

    Redefining Mental Health From An NSI Perspective

    Redefining Mental Health From An NSI Perspective

    "The mental health system's adherence to the medical model not only neglects the complex interplay of genetic, developmental and environmental factors, but also serves to stigmatize and marginalize those who suffer."

     

    In the premiere episode of Season 4, hosts Elisabeth Kristof and Jennifer Wallace dive deep into the challenges and impacts of mental and physical health diagnoses from a Neurosomatic Intelligence (NSI) perspective. They share their personal journeys, battling with insomnia, anxiety, depression, gut dysfunction, breast cancer, and more, to highlight the importance of community support, validation, and autonomy during treatment.

     

    Throughout the episode, the hosts advocate for a deeper understanding and compassion towards individual sensory systems and neurodivergence, stressing the need to reduce shame and stigma. They introduce the upcoming episodes of the season, teeming with guests who will explore structural forces, therapy decolonization, healing, and identity.

     

    Both hosts share their profound discoveries from diving into complex trauma and nervous system health, promising to tackle crucial topics like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and the intersection of mind and body in the episodes to come.

     

    Topics discussed in this episode :

     

    • Mental and physical health diagnoses and the impact a diagnosis has

    • Understanding individual sensory systems and neurodivergence

    • Depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic fatigue, and burnout

    • Structural forces, therapy decolonization, healing, and identity

    • Examining trauma's impact on the nervous system

    • Critique of current mental health model and systemic biases

    • Link between chronic stress and disease

    • Correlation between developmental trauma and coping mechanisms like addiction

    • Terminology changes, dropping "disorder," and understanding neurology of identity and beliefs

    • Importance of nervous system health and regulation

     

    For those eager to join the hosts on a rejuvenating retreat, further details can be found at rewireretreat.org. Don't miss out on an intimate opportunity for reflection, recharge, and rewiring your inner self.

     

    Neurosomatic Intelligence is Enrolling now! 

    https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Ready to transform Anxiety?

    Join lead NSI educator Matt Bush for an in-depth workshop where we peel back the layers of anxiety’s complexities and reveal the pathway to lasting relief. 

    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:

    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    If you would like to WATCH the episode and/or have closed captions, check out our TraumaRewired YOUTUBE Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/@TraumaRewired



    Connect with us on social media:

    @trauma.rewired

     

    Join the Trauma Rewired Facebook Group!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/761101225132846



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



    Full 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 jennifer@traumarewired.com All rights in our content are reserved

     

    Stress Response In Relationship

    Stress Response In Relationship

    This week on Trauma Rewired, hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth welcome back Matt Bush of Next Level Neuro to explore the physiology of stress and the transformative power of neurosomatic intelligence.

    We know that connection is crucial to our survival as humans, but for those with complex trauma, even the healthiest relationships can trigger a stress response and lead to maladaptive behaviors. This episode provides a comprehensive look at how stress impacts our relationships and physical health, and highlights the importance of consistent nervous system training to rewire the brain’s response to stress and build resilience.

    The conversion starts by examining what happens in the brain when a stress response is activated, and how developmental trauma shapes our nervous system and subconscious reactions as adults. Matt breaks down complex neurological processes, covering the role of the HPA axis, immune dysregulation and increased inflammation. Jennifer also introduces a new concept, called “shameflammation,” as they delve into the connection between chronic stress and disease in the body.

    Listen to this episode to learn more about stress response in relationships and how you can retrain it through NSI!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • Understanding the HPA axis and stress response

    • How developmental trauma shapes our stress response

    • General adaptation response and the impact of stress on the body

    • Shame and the inflammatory response

    • The neurological response to stress

    • The connection between social threat, inflammation and stress response

    • Neurosomatic intelligence as a tool for change

     

    UNLOCK ANXIETY with Matt Bush! 

    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/

     

    Become NSI certified and bring Neuro-Somatic Intelligence into your practice. Book a discovery call to see how NSI can support you. 

    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer

     



    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/?utm_medium=aff-traumarewired&utm_content&utm_source

     

    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

     

    Emotional Neglect

    Emotional Neglect

    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

     

    Listen to Trauma Rewired’s episode on “ACE Scores & Health Across Your Lifetime” here: https://illuminatedwithjennifer.libsyn.com/ace-scores-health-across-a-lifetime

     

    UNLOCK ANXIETY with Matt Bush! 

    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/rewireanxiety/

     

    Become NSI certified and bring Neuro-Somatic Intelligence into your practice. Book a discovery call to see how NSI can support you. 

    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer

     

     Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching:

    https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

     

    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



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

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

    Our latest episode dives deep into the transformative power of Neurosomatic Intelligence (NSI) and its potential to ripple positive change across communities. 

    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.

    Whether you're a therapist, coach, or simply someone invested in personal development, this episode is packed with insights to help you harness the power of your nervous system for more effective and empathetic interactions. The discussion emphasizes the significance of understanding and intentionally training the nervous system for better outcomes as well as exploring the interplay between emotions and behaviors.

    NSI brings a holistic approach that acknowledges the complexities of trauma, emphasizing safety, calibration, and the importance of dosage in therapeutic practice. We aim to provide practical tools for practitioners working with the nervous systems of their clients, ensuring that interventions are tailored to individual needs. Our goal is to not only impact individual well-being but also catalyze social change by being trauma-informed and fostering an environment where everyone can thrive.

    Hosts Elisabeth and Jennifer are joined by Matt Bush, a lead educator from the NSI certification course. 

    In this episode we discuss:

    • What is Neuro-Somatic Intelligence?
    • Who is this course for?
    • The importance of a trauma-informed approach
    • Practical Tools for therapists, coaches, therapists, and community healers
    • The imapct of the nervous system on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
    • Uncover how a holistic appraoch to your nervous system can reshape your world to create lasting, postivie change. 

     

    I'm ready to book a discovery call! 

    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer

     

    Register for the upcoming workshop here! 

    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

     

    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

     

    The Neurology of Empathy

    The Neurology of Empathy

    Believe it or not, empaths and narcissists have foundational similarities. Not only does the brain chemistry look the same, but empaths and narcissists both struggle with nervous system regulation and look to others to help them regulate their emotions. But whereas the narcissist avoids the emotions of others, empaths are deeply affected and have a physiological experience to the emotions of others on a subconscious level. This can lead to emotional fatigue, chronic stress, poor sense of self and more.

    So what’s the difference between having empathy and being an empath, and how can you change subconscious behavior? In this episode, Elisabeth, Jennifer and Matt cover the signs of being an empath, the causes of elevated empathy, such as deficits in the interoceptive system, and how it impacts our overall health.

    If you identify as an empath, tune in to learn about the power of nervous system regulation for changing harmful empath behavior!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • What it means to be an empath
    • Empathy from a neurosomatic perspective
    • Causes of high empathy
    • Why being an empath isn’t always a good thing
    • How deficits in the interoceptive system lead to empath behavior
    • The correlation between sensory mismatch and empathy
    • How to retain your empathic gifts and also prioritize yourself
    • Nervous system regulation as a tool for change

    Join us for the next Neuro-Somatic Intelligence worshop! Get more information at

    www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:

    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Book a discovery call for the upcoming NSI cohort

    https://calendly.com/traumarewired/nsi-discovery-call-with-jennifer

     

    Connect with us on social media:

    @trauma.rewired

     

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

     

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

     

    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!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • Exploring the relationship to the body
    • How we develop our body image
    • Interoceptive awareness and our ability to connect to the body
    • The connection between trauma and the relationship to the body
    • Understanding body dysmorphia and dissociation
    • Sensory mismatch in relation to body dysmorphia
    • The emotional aspect of the relationship to the body
    • Building a healthier relationship to the body

     

    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/?utm_medium=aff-traumarewired&utm_content&utm_source

     

    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



    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!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • 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

     

    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

     

    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

     

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    Empathy and the Nervous System

    Empathy and the Nervous System

    Last week, Trauma Rewired explored the neurology of narcissism, so this week we’re focusing on empathy. Matt Bush, co-lead educator of the Neuro Somatic Intelligence Training, is back on the show to help us dive deeper into why some people are highly empathic and how they can protect themselves from its overwhelming effects.

    Believe it or not, empaths and narcissists have foundational similarities. Not only does the brain chemistry look the same, but empaths and narcissists both struggle with nervous system regulation and look to others to help them regulate their emotions. But whereas the narcissist avoids the emotions of others, empaths are deeply affected and have a physiological experience to the emotions of others on a subconscious level. This can lead to emotional fatigue, chronic stress, poor sense of self and more.

    So what’s the difference between having empathy and being an empath, and how can you change subconscious behavior? In this episode, Elisabeth, Jennifer and Matt cover the signs of being an empath, the causes of elevated empathy, such as deficits in the interoceptive system, and how it impacts our overall health.

    If you identify as an empath, tune in to learn about the power of nervous system regulation for changing harmful empath behavior!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • What it means to be an empath

    • Empathy from a neurosomatic perspective

    • Causes of high empathy

    • Why being an empath isn’t always a good thing

    • How deficits in the interoceptive system lead to empath behavior

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    • How to retain your empathic gifts and also prioritize yourself

    • Nervous system regulation as a tool for change

     

     

    Get started training your nervous system with our FREE 2-week offer:

    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program here: https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com/?utm_medium=aff-traumarewired&utm_content&utm_source

     

    Connect with Matt Bush:

    https://www.nextlevelneuro.com/a/2147666262/2U4AvzLR

     

    Connect with us on social media:

    @trauma.rewired

     

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

    Head to https://calendly.com/traumarewired/consultation for a consultation to identify trauma responses in your own life and learn how to train your nervous system to move out of behaviors that aren’t serving you!

     

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    Holidays Attachment

    Holidays Attachment

    The holidays can be a magical time full of celebrations and connection, but they can also evoke feelings of loneliness and overwhelm — especially for those with a history of trauma. This duality of emotions can be hard to navigate, so this episode of Trauma Rewired explores the complex emotions that many experience during this time and strategies to manage them without falling back to harmful behaviors.

    The conversation begins by revisiting the concept of neurotags to illustrate how simple sensory inputs like sounds or smells can trigger emotional and physical responses linked to past traumas. Then, we delve into the impact of family dynamics, societal pressures, internal and external expectations, highlighting the importance of self-care and boundary setting.

    Hosts Jennifer and Elisabeth also share their personal experiences with holiday-related trauma and reflect on their coping mechanisms that have evolved from maladaptive to healthy over time. As you listen to their insights, you’ll learn tools and strategies to regulate your nervous system, honor your body, and manage expectations amidst the festive chaos.

    Tune in to learn what small actions you can take to overcome the holiday blues!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

     

    • The concept of neurotags and the holidays

    • Emotional complexities of the holiday season and trauma

    • Triggers and maladaptive behavior

    • Expectations versus capacity

    • Self-care and setting boundaries

    • The holiday season’s impact on our health

    • Healthy coping strategies for the holidays

    • What to expect next season on Trauma Rewired

    Sign up for the free Holiday Self-Care NSI Workshop on December 15th:

    https://neurosomaticintelligence.com/holidayselfcare

     

    Contact us about private Rewire Neuro-Somatic Coaching:

    https://brainbased-wellness.com/rewire-private-neuro-somatic-coaching/

     

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    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

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    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. 

     

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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 traumarewired@gmail.com All rights in our content are reserved.



     

    What is C-PTSD?

    What is C-PTSD?

     

    We first explored this question in Season 2 and felt it was necessary to revisit; with more altitude, updated research and further along in our healing journeys. 

    In this episode, hosts Elisabeth Kristof and Jennifer Wallace dive deep into the realm of Complex Post Traumatic Stress, or CPTS, exploring the complexities of trauma and the impact on our nervous systems. We offer a comprehensive understanding of its five key components. The hosts share practical tools and emphasize the importance of healing and understanding our own nervous systems. 

    Join us as we re-examine the language surrounding complex trauma and discuss the potential for real change and healing. We unpack its somatic and neurological effects, share practical tools for healing, challenge traditional perspectives on trauma, and empower you to cultivate a resilient nervous system. This conversation sheds light on how trauma affects not only emotions, but also posture, movement abilities, and overall brain function. Together, let's embark on a journey of self-understanding, compassion, and intentional neurosomatic rehabilitation

     

    Topics discussed in this episode

    • Redefining Complex Trauma and the importance of language 

    • The 5 distinguishing components of Complex Trauma 

    • Somatic and neurological components of CPTS

    • The importance of Self Compassion 

    • Tools for repatterning 

    • Intentional Rehabilitation and learning your nervous system 

    • Impact of shronic stress on brain development 

    • Integration, dissociation, and creating safety in the nervous system

     

    Hit subscribe and follow us as we unpack each of the characteristics individually and 

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    https://www.rewiretrial.com

     

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

     

    Learn more about the Neuro-Somatic Intelligence Coaching program here: https://www.neurosomaticintelligence.com

     

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    @trauma.rewired

     

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    Full 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 traumarewired@gmail.com

    All rights in our content are reserved.