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Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory Exposed

 Author: Sharon Copeland

Vagus Nerve and the Polyvagal Theory Exposed by Sharon Copeland spotlights the importance of the vagus nerve… Did you know it is directly responsible for your physical, but also psychological well-being? As the longest nerve in the body – beginning in the brainstem – the vagus nerve connects to almost all organs. From proper gut work to managing stress, the vagus nerve plays an indispensable role in human overall health. Many studies have found that the vagus nerve works in favor of the parasympathetic system. As such, it is the calming aspect of our nervous system. Just by optimizing the work of your vagus nerve, you can significantly improve your well-being. If you’re willing to invest in your health, you should be intrigued to know more about this nerve… …and how it is related to the polyvagal theory. You’re probably asking yourself:

  • What is the vagus nerve?
  • What is the polyvagal theory?
  • What makes it crucial to your health?
  • How it affects your mental health?
  • How can you improve its function?

This book offers answers. Aside from explaining the scientific background of the vagus nerve, Sharon Copeland makes sure to lay it all out plain and simple so everyone can grasp the idea. Moreover, you’ll get introduced to the third type of nervous system, as suggested by the polyvagal theory. Even if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, it has majorly affected your social engagement. Upon purchasing this book, you will:

  • Discover the functions of the vagus nerve: the vasovagal reflex, how the nerve affects your heart, its role in the autonomic nervous system, etc
  • Get the picture of the Polyvagal theory: our three-part nervous system, trauma’s effect on the nervous system response, specific aspects of the system, etc
  • Learn how to heal PTSD with the Polyvagal theory: accept adaptation as a survival technique, attentional response bias, etc
  • Understand vagus nerve dysfunctions: recognize the early symptoms of vagus nerve damage and disorders and battle them
  • Realize what gastroparesis is: the connection between the vagus nerve and the digestive system, how the nerve supports digestion

Almost all your bodily functions are affected by the vagus nerve. If you decide to take care of it, you’ll notice improvements in your sleep, social engagements, and you’ll easily overcome stress. The best part is – Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory Exposed by Sharon Copeland explains how to activate and treat your vagus nerve without medication!

The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Trauma Healing

At the core of the Polyvagal Theory lies the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve in our body.

The vagus nerve plays a significant role in regulating our physiological responses, including heart rate, digestion, and breathing.

It is also responsible for activating the social engagement system, which allows us to connect with others and form meaningful relationships.

In individuals who have experienced trauma, the vagus nerve may become dysregulated, leading to difficulties in social engagement and regulation.

This dysregulation can manifest as hypervigilance, dissociation, or a sense of disconnection from oneself and others.

However, the good news is that the vagus nerve is highly adaptable and can be retrained through specific interventions.

By targeting the vagus nerve, therapists can help individuals restore regulation, promote feelings of safety, and foster connection.

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About the author

Sharon Copeland

Sharon Copeland is a thriving counselor from San Diego, California. She immersed herself in studying self-development and improvement. Throughout her career, she managed to help people become the best versions of themselves through healing, accepting, and understanding. Interacting with those...

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