Befriend the nervous system to manage anxiety better: Here’s why | Bhartiya Yojana

Published on Jan 27, 2024 12:01 PM IST

  • From controlling the inputs to the brain to identifying the nervous system state, here are a few reasons why befriending the nervous system can manage anxiety.

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Knowing and addressing the nervous system can help us to feel calmer and more relaxed. This can further help us to address anxiety better. “Understanding your nervous system states can have a huge impact on how you experience stress and anxiety. When we begin to befriend our nervous system and get familiar with its patterns, we can intentionally make shifts to better support what it may need,” wrote Psychologist Kelly Vincent. Here are the reasons why befriending the nervous system can help us to manage anxiety better.(Unsplash)

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Befriending the nervous system is a powerful counteraction to the stress experienced by the body. (Unsplash)
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Befriending the nervous system is a powerful counteraction to the stress experienced by the body. (Unsplash)

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When we start to understand the nervous system, it helps us to control the inputs to the survival brain and manage the reactions. (Unsplash)
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When we start to understand the nervous system, it helps us to control the inputs to the survival brain and manage the reactions. (Unsplash)

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When we do not understand the sensations experienced by the body due to anxiety and stress, it can escalate to panic very easily. (Unsplash)
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When we do not understand the sensations experienced by the body due to anxiety and stress, it can escalate to panic very easily. (Unsplash)

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Somatic awareness helps in identifying the state of the nervous system better and making it feel safer. (Unsplash)
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Somatic awareness helps in identifying the state of the nervous system better and making it feel safer. (Unsplash)

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We should try to understand the internal surveillance system that controls our emotions and address them. (Unsplash)
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We should try to understand the internal surveillance system that controls our emotions and address them. (Unsplash)

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