Balance the Nervous System

10 June 2020 - 8-10 minute read

We all have a nervous system, but do you actually know how it works? In this video Jane from The Flourishing Institute helps us understand the two branches of the autonomic nervous system and explains why marinating in stress hormones is detrimental to your wellbeing.

Watch this video to understand what happens in your body and brain when you perceive a threat. You will learn about the two branches of your autonomic nervous system, the stress branch and the calm branch. It will explain the symptoms you might experience when either side is dominant and why it’s critical to keep the nervous system in balance. Most importantly, you will learn why marinating in stress hormones is detrimental to your wellbeing.

Want to know more about the nervous system? Check out “Boost Serotonin” (video 2 of 4).

The Flourishing Institute is a positive psychology consultancy business based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dedicated to boosting mental wellbeing in workplaces, they offer a unique set of evidence-based programmes designed to optimise individual, team and organisational performance. http://theflourishinginstitute.com/

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Thinking Well
Mental Health