This week

Overactive Nervous System


Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 


The Wednesday Whisper 



Slowing down to rest

Sometimes I meet participants, clients, or mentorees  who are in a state of shock, distress or overwhelm but they haven’t recognised the incremental steps that created an overactive nervous system that will not slow down. They find themselves in a hyperactive state that leads to lack of sleep, rumination, anxiety, and outbursts that are disproportionate to the situation in front of them. And, they don’t understand that they are in a state. They believe the world around them has either gone mad, or is out to get them.

This becomes a self fulfilling prophecy because when we are in those states, people around us can smell it on us. They then become wary, distant or attacking to prevent ‘contamination’ because it doesn’t feel safe to be around us.

Once this hyperactive or hypervigilant state becomes a habit, it takes over our personality so we cannot hear the feedback the world is giving us. Instead we ignore those who do not agree with us seeking out those who do not challenge our position. Then stress become a way of life.

In order to change, we have to get so fed up with ourselves, or endure some sort of crisis that we cannot carry on the way we were.

When people in these states end up in front of me, I have the honour and opportunity of helping them to come to a pause, to look in the mirror and make better quality decisions.


Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 

The DRM helps us to find the pace where we can operate in a calm and loving state. Like a metronome, we choose the tempo of our inner world even when the world around us has sped up.


The Wednesday Whisper

How do you slow down or speed up? Is it working? Do you like the tempo of your life?


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