WTF is Nervous System Capacity? Read and find out.

WTF IS NERVOUS SYSTEM CAPACITY?!?! 

What you can mentally push yourself to do is not necessarily what your nervous system has the capacity for.

And... what your clients can mentally push themselves to do is not necessarily what they have the capacity for.

What did you feel when you read those statements? Did they feel resonant, like an ah-ha moment?

Or did it feel a little disempowering, confusing? Take a moment to check in with how those statements landed for you in your body.

Now, let me elaborate.

***And, by the way you might want to grab a cup of tea for this read or even print this out because it's a little bit long but VERY important if you want to understand this concept of nervous system capacity.

First - what exactly is capacity from a nervous system perspective?

Or - as I said in the title of this post: WTF is nervous system capacity?!?!

Simply put - capacity is the amount of stress that we can hold and stay present to without having to disconnect from our bodies (by...

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The Nourishing Food of Nervous System Education

I was about 6 years into my healing journey when I discovered the role the nervous system plays in healing from trauma and chronic stress. By healing journey, I mean healing from a childhood of abuse and neglect. Side effects of being raised by a mom whose unresolved childhood trauma led to paranoid schizophrenia, NPD and manic depression.

My journey started with therapy. At around 18, I found myself in the office of an angel who helped me understand that my home was not normal. That it was, in fact, abusive. She gave me a check list for abuse and I checked off almost everything on it.

It was her that helped me realize I needed to move away from my parents home.

After that, things were not all well and good. I was a mess - and chose to put myself in messy relationships with messy people. I was dysfunctional inside. But I worked hard at my retail job, I participated in church leadership, and I did well in college as an honour roll student.

I had a boyfriend who was dealing with severe...

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BONUS PODCAST EPISODE 75 - You're Invited to a Special Class Series



Entrepreneurial Stress - A Healthy & Holistic Way to Respond 


There is a push and pull to growth. We feel pulled to grow so that we can become people who do the amazing things we dream of doing and feel the amazing things we dream of feeling. And yet, the process of growth is a valley of internal obstacles. One of the obstacles that can show up in the valley is trauma. Life calls us to move through the trauma that has kept us coping rather than living, so that we can have space inside to make our dreams a reality.

As entrepreneurs - the wild animals we are - we choose an alternative path. Those of us who feel called to bring our gifts to the world through entrepreneurship choose a path of complex problems that become more complex with each stage of growth. We choose a path that requires emotional intelligence and leadership - a relational IQ that can allow us to meet the needs of the market, lead our teams and maintain our relationships with other people in our...

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[Heal For Real Podcast Episode 73] Trauma & Choice

In this episode of the heal for real podcast, I am talking about trauma and choice.

I discuss what trauma is - and how my understanding of trauma allows me to have a very pragmatic and optimistic view of healing.

I also discuss the role of choice in healing and why I believe that - for entrepreneurs and high performers - understanding trauma and healing makes life and business so much better.

Embodied Healing Systems Waitlist: https://www.shylacash.com/EHS1 

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[PODCAST EPISODE 72] - INTERVIEW WITH SARAH SHIOZAWA

 I’ve got another awesome conversation with an incredible client for you this week on the Heal for Real podcast!

This beautiful interview with Sarah really encompasses why I even do this work. To help AMAZING people with inherent gifts and skills heal their lives and soar in the world. Sarah certainly is one of those amazing people. Anyone who knows Sarah knows that she is an absolute shining light and a born leader.

Her optimistic spirit really shines through everything she does.

Sarah is a Certified Leadership & Management Coach. She holds a Masters in Public Administration & is a Project Management Professional. Her personal 16-year professional adventure has led her to share the lessons she has learned about resilience and change. She mentors leaders in ANY transition or stage of growth.

Sarah came to work with me 1-1 after realising she had some stored trauma due to complications she experienced during the birth of her twins. On this episode, she shares...

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[PODCAST EPISODE 70] - EASE, FLOW & HARD WORK

This week’s podcast episode is about the seeming contradiction between the “ease and flow” paradigm and the “hard work” paradigm.

 

In the online and personal development space these two “camps” seem to be miles away from each other. In reality, I believe they are more closely related than they seem.


In this episode,  I share how I reconcile these two paradigms that seem to contradict each other. I also talk about how it all connects to your trauma healing and alignment journey as a high performer, entrepreneur and/or leader.

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[PODCAST EPISODE 69] - ACCEPTING THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

Accepting the Impact of Childhood Trauma

Accepting the impact of trauma is the most important step in the healing journey:

 

What Does it mean to accept the impact of trauma?
To become aware of and address the longstanding physical, emotional and mental effects of traumatic experiences. To make the journey back into the body and begin the process of discharging chronic stress so the body can move itself into a state of repair and regeneration.

 

I have worked with A LOT of high performers. And one thing I have noticed is that accepting the impact of trauma is VERY challenging. I experienced this myself early in my healing journey. There’s a protective denial that unconsciously forms around the pain of the past. 

 

And we unconsciously look away from these painful, shocking or terrorizing experiences that have happened to us. This is partly because this deep understanding of trauma and what it actually IS is very new - it’s very cutting edge. And so...

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Healing Starts with You

As I often say - Healing is my life’s work!
I organize my life around my own healing and alignment - I don’t try to fit my healing and alignment into the life my ego thinks it wants!
That means I put my spiritual and nervous system health first, above all else. This is a practice I have cultivated during over 12 years of the healing journey. Now, I know my system so well, I can give it exactly what it needs all the time. I know how to tend to myself.
When you sign up for the healing journey, you are signing up for a new way of life. To heal at the nervous system and spiritual level, you don’t just do some patchwork on the top layers of your life.
To embark on this journey, you are reclaiming yourself - your soul sovereignty and opting out of the status quo. Which is great - because the status quo is not working and makes us sick!
When you heal your life, you are devoting yourself to a life of optimal health and repair. A life of coming back into harmony...
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[PODCAST EPISODE 67] - MESSY UPGRADES & EXPANSIONS

In this episode we are talking about UPGRADES! What is actually happening in your body when you are expanding in business and life, breaking through upper limits, and healing?

This reframe will help you have more compassion and understanding for yourself and the journey you’ve already experienced in your evolution so far. 

 

It will also help you to surrender the blessed messiness of life’s journey of living life as BIG as you possibly can. 

 

Because I know that’s what your soul came here to do.

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In your Heart, there is a Seed

In your heart of hearts there is a seed.
A seed of destiny that longs to grow through you.
This seed is what pulls you inward to itself... it is what gives you the strength to face your darkest shadows and deepest fears.
In the beginning, this delicate seed in the chamber of your heart is private and delicate. It can only be touched by gentle hands and witnessed with gentle eyes.
But as it is fed and watered by both you and the Divine, it grows strong and powerful. And your destiny starts to take shape in the sacred geometry of your life, love and business.
When you forget about this seed, life begins to feel dry and forceful and pushed. Things simply dry up and feel brittle. Sometimes they even hurt. When we grow impatient we leave the chamber of the heart where we have been nourishing this seed of destiny. Where we have been faithfully pulling up the weeds that threaten to strangle it...
And we seek something out there... the next business goal......
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