Posts Tagged "polyvagal theory"


Imagine you’re hanging out by a riverbank with some co-gatherers a couple million years ago, looking for some fish, and you hear a low and menacing growl behind you.  To your right the net-mender’s little baby has dropped her straw doll into the water and starts crying.  You look over your shoulder and emerging from the distant cypress grove is the hairiest, toothiest, meanest-looking beast you’ve ever seen.  He...

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The Third Nervous System

The Third Nervous System


Posted By on Feb 17, 2015

Babies cry.  Then they angry cry.  Then they stop. Adults in stressful situations bargain or negotiate.  Then they get frustrated and angry.  Then they shut down. When I was at the Freedom for Family Wellness Summit in Washington, DC last November I saw something that changed my life.  Honestly, it actually saved my life.  As a chiropractor I’ve always taught my patients there are two parts to your autonomic, or...

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