The Polyvagal Theory states that the autonomic nervous system influences adaptive physiological and emotional states. Every human relies on the influences of the polyvagal system to detect, discriminate and adapt to cues of safety and danger from the environment.

Why Vagal Brake Strength Matters

Vagal Brake Strength is a key trait of a resilient nervous system. What is the Vagal Brake? The vagal brake is the heart’s natural pacemaker.  In the face of regulation and calm, the vagal brake engages and the heart beats between 60-80 bpm. In the face of dysregulation and stress, the vagal brake releases and

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Welcoming the Wanderer: Introducing the Vagus Nerve

Why Vagal Brake Strength Matters The vagus nerve is commonly called ‘the wanderer’. It’s the longest nerve in the body, running the length of the spine, with spindles radiating all the way from the brainstem to the stomach. The vagus nerve is responsible for fight, flight and freeze responses, and enables social connection.  Why Does

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