Society & Culture:Philosophy
Calming down before we carry on: healing the parasympathetic nervous system
In some ways, the chronic stress our culture puts itself through seems on par with how we felt running away from lions thousands of years ago. Why are we stuck in our fight-or-flight nervous system most of our lives?
The psychological threats to survival in our culture are both real and imagined. But we seem to be stuck in a chronic state of fear and anxiety about the general state of things. Kate Ziesenheim, psychiatric physician assistant is our guest for this episode.
Topics range from techniques for calming the parasympathetic nervous system to Dan Siegel's work, "Mindsight" (artwork for this episode).
Let's calm down before we carry on.
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