From Hyperalert to Relaxed: Unlocking the Path to Healing from Hypervigilance After Trauma

Hey friends,

Have you ever felt your heart race at a sudden noise? That's hypervigilance – a state where you're always on alert. It's like having an alarm system that's always on and you can't find the off switch. For those who've faced trauma, it can become a constant companion, and I've been there myself for the better part of my life.

In this episode, I want to share not just the 'what' and 'why' of hypervigilance but also the 'how' of managing it. From deep breathing exercises (imagining breathing in lavender for me 😌) to grounding techniques like focusing on the feel of fuzzy socks on your feet – it's about finding what helps you to step down from that heightened state. Also, fun fact, did you know that your diet and routine can impact your state of alertness? Less sugar and caffeine, more structure – it's the little things that can make a big difference.

I've been implementing some of these strategies myself, and while it's a journey, every step counts. And sleep, oh sleep – creating a calming bedtime ritual has been a game changer. 🌙✨

If you're on a healing journey too, remember this – you're not alone, emotions are temporary, and having a supportive network is key. Sending lots of love and light your way.

If you want to explore your own levels of hypervigilance and trauma, check out the ACES Quiz.

🌐 Let's heal together. 💖 #HealingJourney #Hypervigilance #SelfCare #trauma #traumahealing #MentalHealthAwareness