People are surprised at some of the ways that nervous system dysregulation shows up in our bodies and behavior. It is important to share this information so that if you see yourself in some of these manifestations, you can choose to learn more about the process of restoring flexibility in function. Sometimes, even good intentioned healing modalities can further dysregulate a person’s system by pushing too much, too soon. It is wise to understand where we are functioning on the continuum and learn about best strategies for supporting well-being.
Here are some signs and symptoms of chronic nervous system dysregulation:
Feeling on edge, overwhelmed, irritable, reactive, antsy, frustrated, or snappy.
Lack of felt safety in the body, in relationships, and/or in the world.
Pervasive feelings of being helpless, stuck, or lacking control.
Mental roadblocks and resistance that feels paralyzing.
When you feel like there are too many demands on your attention or energy.
Futurizing or worrying about what might come next. You just can’t keep up!
Difficulty relaxing or calming your mind.
Hypersensitivity to foods, EMFs, chemicals, loud noises, clutter, lights, or strong smells.
Hormonal or immune system imbalances.
Skin or digestive issues like IBS or Rosacea.
Empathic people feel like no matter how much they do for others, it’s never enough.
Sleep problems, daytime fatigue, elevated heart rate, or wonky body temperature.
Difficulty concentrating or following a conversation or losing track of things.
Emotional eating or controlling what you eat for no reason.
Anxiety or depression
Chronic pain, fatigue, inflammation, or frequent illnesses.
Feeling stuck in grief.
Feeling easily triggered
Chronic invisible illnesses like POTS, Lyme, CFS/ME and more…
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