During these trying times, it’s no wonder why everyone is looking for a safe haven to call their own. That’s where havening therapy comes in!
With a focus on helping your body respond to trauma, it’s clear why havening therapy is in such high demand right now. But what is havening therapy and why is it trending?
What Is Havening Therapy?
Raise your hand if you've experienced a stressful life event recently. With all of us going through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, we're pretty sure that all your hands are waving in the air right now. That said, it’s how your body responds to these traumatic situations that sets the tone for the future.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a reset button in your brain to help you heal from your present and past setbacks?
Thanks to havening therapy, now there is. Tied to your autonomic nervous system, the “vagus” nerve controls your fight or flight response” (no, not that Vegas). This essential nerve runs all the way from your brain to your endocrine system.
For those who aren’t rocket scientists, your autonomic nervous system controls subconscious functions like your:
- Heart rate
But what does this have to do with havening therapy?
How Does Havening Therapy Work?
So, what does havening therapy have to do with you?
Since stressful situations send electrical shocks through your spine, it can be hard to manage your response. This is particularly true in today’s society, when even turning on the news trigger panic attacks.
By controlling your central nervous system, though, you can gain more power and control over your body’s emotions. As a psycho-sensory technique, havening therapy zones in on your mind-body connection. On top of that, this Jedi mind trick can be used every single day of your week.
All that it takes is couple of minutes to change the brain waves in your mind. This will help you disconnect dramatic emotions are connected to stressful life events!
Why Is Havening Therapy Trending?
To answer this question, havening therapy asks you to look deep inside of yourself. Luckily for you, getting started is easy. First of all, focus on that one traumatic event that has been holding you back.
Next, consider your emotional attachment to that specific event. Jot it down in a journal for bonus points. Now, write a mantra that will help you to separate your emotions from your stressful situation.
Our go-to affirmations include:
- I am calm, I am at peace, I am safe
- I open my heart to friendship
- I open my mind to learning
Find an out-of-the-way, quiet place to stand or sit and close your eyes. As you meditate, cross both of your arms in front of you and rest your palms on your opposite shoulders. Massage your arms from your shoulder all the way to your elbow.
Repeat as needed!
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