I live in Canada - that means winter is COMING! Freezing cold days, less time outside and more hours of darkness mean that there are some things that I do to keep my health and nervous system functioning optimally in the winter season.
This winter I am extra mindful as I have a weight loss goal to focus on and maintain. If my nervous system spends too much time in the freeze response I will lose any and all progress as I go back to maintenance mode! PLUS we will be doing some travelling this winter - flying, long drives and being out of the environment that is set up for my success.
So I want to be intentional (NOT perfectionistic) about keeping myself in my window of tolerance or as close to it as humanly possible. Remember that in the window of tolerance EVERYTHING in the body functions optimally, not just mood. That means digestion, cellular health, hormone health, thyroid health, brain health etc.
While my nervous system has...
In this episode Carly shares her experience working together 1-1 for 6 months!
She talks about how it didn't feel fancy to invest in her life and nervous system because there wasn't a tangible result like there is when investing in business.
But ultimately, she fell in love with the work and experienced impact in both her business AND her life.
She also talks about her experience inside The School of Embodied Healing Systems and calls this work life-saving!
You will LOVE this candid conversation.
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This episode of the Heal for Real Podcast features the lovely Amber Taylor.
Amber is a pleasure coach who works with people who are audacious enough to choose joy.
In this episode she talks about:
What it was like to do this work and how it differed from the mindset work she had done in the past.
Realizing that her body had been stuck in chronic freeze.
Learning to go at the pace her body was asking her to go
Her experience inside The School of Embodied Healing Systems
How doing this work supported her to release shame
Realizing how her ADHD symptoms were related to nervous system dysregulation
Working through mom-stuff without needing to repair the relationship
Follow Amber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambertaylorcoaching/
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Shyla’s website: www.shylacash.com
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...
This week on the podcast I have another interview with an incredible client. Louise Lewis is a trauma informed Life Coach. She is an incredibly intelligent and wonderful person with a heart of gold!
Prior to becoming a coach, she worked as a Tax Litigation Solicitor (Lawyer) in the Big 4 for over a decade.
In October 2018, Louise changed the direction of her life and has done the work to find out what was at the root of some of the stressful patterns that were creating cycles of burnout.
Louise has completed a diploma in transformation coaching practice, trained in positive intelligence, human design and she is also a student in the School of Embodied Healing Systems.
She has coached dozens of clients for over 1000 hours and has been accredited by the International Coach Federation.
In this conversation we talk about her journey of healing before meeting me, and how our work together has helped her at the level of the body. We also talk about my...
In today's podcast, my client Valerie Martinez of Valerie's Revival joins me to talk about some of the work we did together in coaching, her experience cultivating grounded spirituality, the effects of trauma on physical health, perfectionism, living authentically and so much more.
You can find Valerie on instagram at:
Valerie's Website is: https://www.valerierevival.com/
Email me: [email protected]
Work With Me: https://www.shylacash.com/workwithme
"Magic is done from the heart, not the mind..."
A quote from A Discovery of Witches lol. A show my husband and I have been devouring over the past weekend.
But isn't it true?
I'm not against the mind. After all I believe our thoughts create our results.
But I believe the mind must be "COHERENT" - basically fully connected - to the heart. And this is the piece of trauma healing that many miss - or inherently fear.
That everything you FEEL - deep within the regions of the body and self. Everything you ARE is where your magic comes from. Even the "magic" of healing from years of childhood trauma or family dysfunction.
All the keys you have are within you already. Within your beating heart. And all that we do is about coming back to that - isn't it?
The magic of you? Is in your heart.
Your hearts work, your heart's guidance, your heart's truth.
And all of this is about trust. About knowing that no amount of "thinking" all by itself will get you...