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Somatic or "body-based" skills are at the cutting edge of wellness and stress reduction. This book offers
do-it-yourself techniques designed to help you "reset" your nervous system, beat stress, and cultivate calm.
Stress-it's not just in your head. Whether you've experienced a racing heart, shortness of breath, a tense neck or
shoulders, or a knot in your stomach, you know that stress is something that you can feel in your body. And that's why
you need help relieving stress in the body before you can achieve a sense of calm and well-being in your mind. But where do you begin?
This book offers an evidence-based set of tools based on the author's innovative Mind-Body Reset (MBR)
program. Mind-Body Stress Reset works from down in your body up to your brain, to deeply alter the way you feel,
which then changes the way react to stress. In this book, you'll find simple and accessible self-regulation skills that create somatic and cognitive shifts to help you actually reset the baseline of your nervous system.
You'll find key MBR tools to help you:
·Breathe your way through stress
·See and sense the here and now
·Connect with your body
·Find lasting peace of mind
Downloadable audio practices are also included to help you soothe stress reactivity, promote stress resilience, and get
back to fully living again.
“The Mind-Body Stress Reset provides clear theoretical and practical guidance to help people restore their vital capacity for resilience in the aftermath of trauma and toxic stress. It does this through simple, well-conceived tools employing body awareness. This book is equally valuable for new therapists, accomplished ones, and to all of those seeking inner balance and wholeness.”
—Peter A. Levine, PhD, founder of Somatic Experiencing®, and author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice
“Like a good friend who knows the territory through hard-won personal experience, Rebekkah LaDyne shows that you have everything you need for well-being right inside of you. Written in an engaging, accessible style, The Mind-Body Stress Reset offers simple yet profound science-based tools that train you to self-regulate your stress and connect with your optimal self. You don’t have to go down the rabbit hole of your mind. You can learn how to connect with the wisdom of the body that helps you be grounded and not miss the blessing of being alive. A truly excellent contribution.”
—James Baraz, MA, cofounding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and coauthor of Awakening Joy
“The Mind-Body Stress Reset does just what the title claims. Drawing deeply from the traditions of somatics, yoga, mindfulness, and contemporary research, Rebekkah LaDyne presents a pragmatic and user-friendly approach to addressing stress in a way that is accessible, useful, and effective!”
—Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, author of Yoga and Psyche and Eyes Wide Open Yoga and Psyche and Eyes Wide Open