Notice your breathing as you watch this video!
Dr Peter Levine, founder of the Somatic Experiencing (R) approach, uses his famous "Slinky" presentation to demonstrate the effects of trauma on the nervous system, and his philosophy of treating trauma; which involves slowly releasing (or titrating) this compressed fight-or-flight energy a bit at time to give the individual the ability to reintegrate it back into their nervous system.
What happens in your system as the Slinky is bouncing faster or slower, or stopping?
You may notice your breathing or heart rate changing a little --- one indication that your body's own internal regulation is working! Adapting to what is going on around you is a sign of resilience!
So many ways to strengthen your resilience! I'm including some in next blog post.