Author: rachel hardy

The Safe Spaces

March 17, 2020
When the triggers and the stress storms hit, where do you go? Is there a safe place in your body that feels a bit less activated, a bit less stressed?...

Befriending the Uncomfortable Sensations

February 28, 2020
Healing from trauma is about coming back into your body. It’s about reclaiming your space, renewing your right to existence, returning to the heart of you. In our quest to...

Sensation: The Language of the Reptile Brain

February 27, 2020
“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves” – – Mary Oliver In the personal growth and self help worlds, we often work...

Why Do I Get Anxious When I Meditate? Why “Calming Down” May Not Always be the Optimal Goal

February 23, 2020
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices are becoming more and more well known. And yet, many folks struggle to meditate and find it an extreme challenge to “go inside”...

How the Nervous System Works Part 2: How Trauma Affects the Body

January 2, 2020
We know that in a healthy nervous system, we move easily between the three states of sympathetic, slow parasympathetic (ventral vagal), and quick shutdown (dorsal vagal). In a nervous system...