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Decoupling and Resetting Fight or Flight: Finding Your Zen in the Chaos

Updated: Jun 24


Hello peace seekers!


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your heart races, palms sweat, and your mind goes into overdrive? Welcome to the club of the "Fight or Flight" response! It's like having an internal alarm system that sometimes gets stuck on high alert. But don’t worry, there’s good news: while humans are naturally unable to reset this response themselves, ancient practices within shamanic energy work can help manage and calm it down effectively. Plus I've included a list of tips to help calm the nervous system.


 

What is the Fight or Flight Response?


The "Fight or Flight" response is our body's ancient survival mechanism. When faced with a threat, our bodies prepare to either fight off the danger or run away as fast as possible. This response is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system and involves a cocktail of adrenaline and other stress hormones. It was great when we were cavemen dodging saber-toothed tigers, but nowadays, this response can be triggered by everything from a looming work deadline to a traffic jam.


 

Why Decouple and Reset?


Living in a constant state of high alert is exhausting. When our fight or flight response is triggered, our adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure, and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain's use of glucose, and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.


While these responses are useful in short bursts, chronic activation can lead to serious health issues like chronic stress, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and digestive problems. Our energy body, which encompasses the aura and chakras, becomes entangled with the physical response of the glands, perpetuating a cycle of stress. By decoupling—breaking the automatic link between a stressor and your stress response—and resetting your system, you can help your body and mind stay calm, focused, and more resilient. This process also turns on the body’s natural ability to heal itself, promoting overall well-being.


 

How Does Shamanic Energy Practice Decouple and Reset Fight or Flight?


Shamanic energy practices are ancient techniques that have been used for centuries to restore balance and harmony within the body and mind. These practices can help decouple the automatic stress response and reset the fight or flight mechanism. Here’s how:


1. Energy Cleansing

Energy cleansing is a fundamental shamanic practice, it helps clear negative energy from your space and aura. By removing these energetic blockages, your body can reset and return to a state of calm. Regular energy cleansing can prevent the build-up of stress and keep your nervous system balanced.


2. Balancing the Sacral and Heart Chakras

Balancing the sacral and heart chakras is crucial for managing and resetting the fight or flight response. The sacral chakra, located in the lower abdomen, is associated with emotions, creativity, and relationships. The heart chakra, located in the center of the chest, governs love, compassion, and emotional balance. Here’s how balancing these chakras can help:


Sacral Chakra: When the sacral chakra is balanced, it promotes emotional stability and reduces feelings of fear and anxiety.


Heart Chakra: A balanced heart chakra fosters a sense of peace, compassion, and connection.




Getting these chakras in harmony and beating at the same rhythm as the heartbeat of the Earth can profoundly reset your nervous system. By focusing on these chakras, you can help regulate your emotional responses and bring a sense of calm and balance to your nervous system. This harmony activates the body’s natural healing abilities, allowing you to recover from stress more effectively.


 

Here Are Some Ways to Relax


While shamanic practices are powerful, incorporating daily relaxation techniques can further support your journey to reset the fight or flight response. Here are some fun ways to relax:


1. Laughter Therapy

Ever noticed how a good laugh can make everything feel lighter? Laughter reduces stress hormones and increases endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Try watching a comedy, reading funny memes, or even joining a laughter yoga class. Yes, it's a thing, and yes, it's as fun as it sounds!


2. Dance It Out

Remember how much fun it was to dance around your room to your favorite song as a kid? Dancing is a fantastic way to shake off stress. It gets your blood pumping, releases endorphins, and distracts your mind from whatever’s causing you stress. So, put on your favorite tunes and dance like nobody's watching!


3. Mindful Breathing

Breathing might sound boring, but stick with me. Deep, mindful breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is like the brakes to your fight or flight's gas pedal. Try this simple exercise: inhale deeply for four counts, hold for four, and exhale for six. Repeat a few times and feel the calm wash over you.


4. Nature Walks

Spending time in nature can significantly reduce stress and reset your system. Whether it's a stroll in the park, a hike in the mountains, or simply sitting under a tree, nature has a way of soothing our frazzled nerves. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.


5. Creative Expression

Channeling your stress into something creative can be incredibly therapeutic. Whether it’s painting, writing, playing an instrument, or even cooking, engaging in creative activities can help decouple the stress response and reset your system. It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be you.


6. Pet Therapy

If you have a pet, you already know the calming effect they can have. Spending time with animals can lower stress levels and increase feelings of happiness. So, give your furry friend some extra cuddles – it's good for both of you!


7. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

This technique involves tensing and then slowly relaxing different muscle groups in your body. It’s like giving yourself a mini massage and can help release physical tension. Start with your toes and work your way up to your head, taking deep breaths as you go.


 

Bringing It All Together


Decoupling and resetting your fight or flight response doesn’t have to be a chore. With the help of shamanic energy practices, energy cleansing and balancing the sacral and heart chakras, along with fun, engaging relaxation techniques, you can effectively manage and calm your nervous system. These powerful tools and practices can help us take control, reset our systems, and find our zen in the chaos of everyday life. By turning on the body’s natural ability to heal itself, you can promote overall well-being and resilience.

So, here’s to more laughter, dancing, and mindful moments! Stay calm, stay balanced, and most importantly, stay you.


Insterested in how I can help you to break free from the constant stress and embrace a life of calm and balance? Feel free to check out more information on our website, reach out if you have any questions or book in a free consultation with me here.


Reconnect with your inner peace, activate your body’s natural healing abilities, and step into a more serene and resilient you.


Much Love

Matt



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