Healing Through the Vagus Nerve: Improve Your Body’s Response to Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma Through Nervous System Regulation (Paperback)

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Healing Through the Vagus Nerve: Improve Your Body’s Response to Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma Through Nervous System Regulation (Paperback)

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“Thoroughly researched, clearly explained, and beautifully illustrated…[this book] provides powerful insights and actionable steps for regulating the nervous system.”
—Alex Korb, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, Personal Development Coach, and Author of The Upward Spiral


somatic approach to treating trauma, anxiety, and depression has never been more popular. Perhaps that’s because recent studies show that 80% of mind-body communication originates in the body —the vagus nerve is the superhighway that facilitates this communication. 
 
Healing Through the Vagus Nerve walks you through how the nervous system and the vagus nerve function, with approachable, non-academic language and helpful illustrationsAmanda Armstrong (founder of Rise as We) teaches all about vagal tone and the impact it has on your mental health and everyday life. Then, a variety of exercises and practices provide an adaptable approach to improving nervous system function:
  • Breathing techniques including diaphragmatic breathing, physiological sigh, voo breath, and the Valsalva technique
  • Massage techniques for the ear, neck, and abdomen
  • Visual techniques including lateral eye stretches, eye pushups, orienting, eye cupping, and gaze opening
  • Physical techniques including cold exposure, yoga, and more

Featuring relatable client stories, key details of the author’s own journey healing her nervous system, and a selection of entry points to help engage with the process, Healing Through the Vagus Nerve is a complete guide to improving your stress response through optimizing your vagus nerve and nervous system.

Learn how to work with your nervous system instead of against it.

Amanda Armstrong is the founder and CEO of Rise As We, an integrative mental health practice with a specialty in helping clients struggling with anxiety and depression. Amanda’s unique approach combines her certified professional and trauma-informed coach training with a master’s degree in kinesiology, focused in exercise psychology, and a previous career in the corporate wellness space at Google HQ. She draws on all this experience to help her clients heal through a nervous system–based approach that gives mental and physical health an equal seat at the table.

In addition to her private practice, Amanda is a wife, mother, podcast host, and speaker who puts on workshops and lectures on nervous system–based mental health support.

You can connect with her and learn more at riseaswe.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9780760385067
ISBN-10: 0760385068
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English