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Why is your nervous system nervous? Psychologist sheds light

Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST
  • From experiences of isolation to the body not trusting us, here are a few reasons why the nervous system may feel nervous.
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Often, we store so much trauma in the body, that we feel nervous all the time. "This is what our nervous systems are built for. Helping us navigate threats. The difficulty is when we feel powerless by our location, means or capacity. And then we get stuck in loops fighting against our own thoughts, being propelled reactively by feelings, not allowing ourselves respite or completely withdrawing," wrote Psychologist Sula Windgassen. Here are a few reasons why the nervous system feels nervous.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

Often, we store so much trauma in the body, that we feel nervous all the time. "This is what our nervous systems are built for. Helping us navigate threats. The difficulty is when we feel powerless by our location, means or capacity. And then we get stuck in loops fighting against our own thoughts, being propelled reactively by feelings, not allowing ourselves respite or completely withdrawing," wrote Psychologist Sula Windgassen. Here are a few reasons why the nervous system feels nervous.(Unsplash)

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We have gone through times when we felt isolated from everyone else. These experiences can make us feel nervous. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

We have gone through times when we felt isolated from everyone else. These experiences can make us feel nervous. (Unsplash)

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We have grown up not trusting the body and now the body does not trust us back. Hence, it feels anxious and nervous all the time. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

We have grown up not trusting the body and now the body does not trust us back. Hence, it feels anxious and nervous all the time. (Unsplash)

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The nervous system thinks that the environment around us is unsafe, hence it feels the need to be protected. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The nervous system thinks that the environment around us is unsafe, hence it feels the need to be protected. (Unsplash)

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We feel that our emotions are too much, and hence, we keep pushing them away. Not addressing them for a long time can lead to nervousness. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

We feel that our emotions are too much, and hence, we keep pushing them away. Not addressing them for a long time can lead to nervousness. (Unsplash)

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We all have things that help us to stay grounded and make us feel safe. When we do not have access to such things, we can feel nervous.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

We all have things that help us to stay grounded and make us feel safe. When we do not have access to such things, we can feel nervous.(Unsplash)

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