A Reset is a resource designed to help you regulate your nervous system. Resets can be a key tool in stressful situations. They can help to anchor your nervous system in a safe state and provide you with cues of safety and security, enabling you to move through the states of your nervous system. Some resets are exercises or activities you can do to recharge your ability to navigate the world. Others can enable participants to be more mindful of their surroundings. All resets provide the opportunity to become more aware of where their nervous system is and how to navigate it. These can help you reduce anxiety, stress, and fear. Resets are one of the many tools we can add to our toolbelt to navigate the 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 into a playlist below. Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the video to view the full playlist, and select which video is most appealing to your nervous system.
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.