This video was inspired by a few conversations with my online students recently, related to creating lasting change in their bodies that would translate into lasting change in their lives.
The term “nervous system pattern” is something I’ve been using, and isn’t something you can Google. However, there’s a lot of online discussion around neural loops, myelination patterns and automated behavior. If you’re super fascinated by this topic, I suggest researching the first two in addition to neuroplasticity.
I define a nervous system pattern as an automated behavior that your body enacts on your behalf to keep you safe, usually learned in childhood and ingrained so deeply most of us remain unconscious of these patterns until they cause us enough pain to make them conscious.
Examples of nervous system patterns are not speaking your truth (for fear of rejection, shame, etc); giving your agency away, not trusting yourself, fear of dependency, fear of independence, self-soothing with food, sex, drugs…and so on.
In this video I discuss what to do to create LASTING change if you’ve already identified a nervous system pattern and/or you’ve been processing emotions out of your body related to a certain nervous system pattern, and you want the change to ripple out into the rest of your life.
Your body is actually the BEST place to identify nervous system patterns and automated behavior because it can’t lie.
You, on the other hand, are a master at self deception. We all are. That’s because the truth is scary; it’s confronting; it means we have to actually change; take action; become a different person.
Different is scary because it’s unknown. The unknown can send your brain spinning, grasping for the familiar because it’s predictable even if it’s miserable. The unknown could kill you.
There’s only ONE sure way to make these kinds of changes stick. Watch the video to find out 🙂 Then, share your comments and questions below! I know this topic can feel vulnerable. I promise to create safe spaces where we can have these kinds of discussions. The more we share, the more we empower and inspire ourselves and each other.
Important video/blog on the nervous system that will help you make sense of this if you’re new to the discussion of re-wiring your nervous system, neural loops or looking to change your automated behavior: Your subconscious lives in your body (understanding the human nervous system) You can also search the YouTube channel OR blog for the words “nervous system” to find related videos and blog posts.