A healthy amount of physical and emotional STRESS are necessary for survival and growth.
STRESS is inevitable which is why Every. Single. Mammal. Was built with a mechanism to expel excess stress, down-regulate the nervous and return the body to homeostasis.
This built-in mechanism is the NEUROGENIC TREMOR. There are over 20 different types of tremors in the human body and the Neurogenic Tremor supports the regulation of the nervous system.
Dr. David Bercelli, an international expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution, has dedicated his career to the study of Neurogenic Tremors and how to safely induce these tremors to support STRESS REGULATION, TRAUMA INTEGRATION and CHRONIC TENSION RELEASE.
AM I EXPERIENCING STRESS or TRAUMA?
STRESS is an experience that DISRUPTS the bodies coping mechanism.
TRAUMA is an experience that OVERWHELMS the bodies coping mechanism.
Our physcial body's responds to stress and trauma is THE SAME.
THE DIFFERENCE IS...
After STRESS, the body can re-establish homeostasis. TRAUMA is when the nervous systems threshold of stress tolerance has been maxed out and is in a chronic state of stress and overwhelm.
The nervous system can experience TRAUMA as the result of a one time event or from CHRONIC STRESS over an extended period of time.
NEUROGENIC TREMORS care not about ones ‘diagnosis’ of stress or trauma and works with the wisdom of the nervous system to establish and strengthen regulation.
NEUROGENTIC TREMORS support all humans whether it is discharging excess energy brought on by STRESS or educating the nervous system on how to maintain regulation post-trauma.
Your practitioner, HALEY STOZEK, is a certified
· TRE PROVIDER: Stress, Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
Dr. Berceli’s flagship protocol of a series of exercises that mildly fatigue specific muscles, which then prepare the body to practice neurogenic tremors.
· NGY PROVIDER: Neurogenic Yoga
A branch of TRE that utilizes yoga postures, breathwork and mindfulness to prepare the body for Neurogenic Tremors.
· YOGA THERAPIST: Trained through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Since 2013, Haley has been a lead trainer for the Midwest IYT teacher training program.
· STRUCTURAL YOGA THERAPIST: An emphasis on physical assessment utilized to provide yoga-based movement and breathwork to balance the physical tissues of the body and aid in pain reduction. Haley specialized in spinal, hip and knee health.
The ‘un’-evolved nervous system. The following describes what happens in EVERY human body in the face of stress and/or trauma. Although many of our stressors are NOT life-threatening, our nervous system still has a series of -literally- caveman responses. All stressors are detected as life-threatening, and the nervous system is hardwired to respond as such.
THE CYCLE OF STRESS, TENSION & TRAUMA
1. The Body or ‘the clench’
2. The Emotions or ‘the feelings’
3. The Thoughts or ‘the story’.
THE CLENCH – THE BODY
· When an individual experiences a stressful, traumatic or even mildly displeasing event, THE BODY responds with THE CLENCH, a series of muscles that engage.
THE FEELINGS – THE EMOTIONS
· The physical clench in the body notifies the brain stem that there is a problem. The brain stems discernment is limited to 2 options, OPTION A: I am safe and going to live. OPTION B: I am NOT safe and could die.
· ‘The clench’ is the bodies quick, life-saving response to OPTION B. When this occurs, the brainstem informs midbrain that ‘we have a potentially life-threatening problem.’
· Midbrain then signals the release of STRESS HOROMONES (cortisol & adrenaline) as well as other life-saving alterations to our biorhythms.
THE STORY – THE THOUGHTS
· AFTER ‘the clench’ and release of stress hormones, the brains cortex attempts ot make sense of what happened and begins to script thoughts and a supporting story to the events that took place.
GETTING STUCK IN ‘THE CLENCH’
· The clench is intended to be a temporary physical response, but many of our bodies get stuck in the clench. This creates a chronic state of stress, tension and trauma in the body.
· The chronic clench keeps the human body on the hamster-wheel of the stress cycle.
· Body Clenches – Overtime leads to chronic pain
· Stress hormones – Body is constantly being inundated with stress hormones resulting in our actions being reactive vs responsive, disrupted sleep cycles, weight gain and beyond.
· The thoughts – Our thoughts surrounding the event become ruminating and ever-present. We begin to orient our life and all choices around ‘the story’ we have scripted and empowered overtime about the event.
HACKING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
· The cycle of stress, tension and trauma is PERFECTION if used in the moment to support a stressful or traumatic situation and is DEBILITAING if it is allowed to cycle endlessly.
· Neurogenic Tremors are our bodies built-in system to process stress and trauma. Just like our digestive system digests food, neurogenic tremors digest stress.
· Neurogenic Tremors interrupt the stress cycle and safely guide the nervous system into regulation or homeostasis.
DURING A SESSION
· We prepare the body to practice neurogenic tremors. This includes yoga & mindfulness techniques to down-regulate the nervous system and movements or yoga postures to fatigue specific muscles.
· In each session we practice neurogenic tremors for 5-15 minutes.
OVERTIME: STOPPING THE CYCLE & BUILDING RESILIENCE
· The body learns how to release ‘the clench’ thus removing one from the stress cycle.
· The nervous system strengthens its ability to be regulated so that when a stressful or traumatic event occurs, we can return to homeostasis easily and efficiently.
WHO BENEFITS FROM NEUROGENIC TREMORS?
· Everyone. Literally, everyone.
· Stress is a necessary and guaranteed component to life. Learning how to utilize your bodies built-in system for processing stress is a birth right.
· Release of chronic tension and increase of energy and stamina
· Discharge buried emotional and physical trauma
· Freedom from symptoms of sciatica and fibromyalgia
· Decrease in aches and pains
· Improved sleep
· Improved circulation
· Improved mood
· Improved flexibility and/or mobility
· Improved sense of being grounded and focused