Have you ever felt stressed or anxious and been unsure of why? These feelings are a natural response by our nervous system to keep us safe. Our nervous system operates to protect us from harmful situations. Sometimes, it is overly protective, and makes us feel alarmed without cause. When we recognize feeling stressed or anxious we can resource with a reset.
A Reset is designed to help us respond differently to feeling stressed or anxious. And most importantly to get your nervous system working optimally to become more resilient. A reset can help tether us to those moments when we feel our best. When we feel our best, our system is well-regulated, and we’re able to operate from a place of clarity, compassion, and curiosity. A reset can be an exercise, an activity, or even just a reminder of those well-regulated moments. They provide an opportunity to become more aware of how we feel and the factors behind those feelings.
What keeps you feeling grounded? What helps you feel connected? Resets can vary from person to person, and once you’ve identified what resonates with you, you can utilize them to help reduce anxiety, stress, and feelings of fear. With these tools, we can navigate a stressful world in a meaningful way.
How can breathing help regulate your nervous system?
Breathing is one of the only functions of our Autonomic Nervous System that we can control. According to a study conducted by Ohio State University, regulating your breathing can also help you regulate your nervous system.
You’re invited to explore the videos and exercises below and observe what calms your nervous system, and what energizes it.
We’ve carefully curated resources for you and organized them below.
Resources for Helpful Breathing Exercises
If you prefer to explore self-guided breathing exercises, explore the links below which include a variety of beneficial breathing exercises.