Somatic Therapy For The Overwhelmed Nervous System

 

Both trauma and chronic stress alter the nervous system. When talk therapy alone isn’t working, Rewire Therapy’s 10-minute-a-day treatment can help heal the overwhelmed nervous system.
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Talk therapy doesn't always work - especially when the nervous system is still affected by trauma.

According to Dr. Peter Levine, our nervous system learns to hold on to trauma as a survival mechanism.

 

That is why we often feel anxious and on guard, as our nervous system anticipates another traumatic event, which can lead to debilitating symptoms of PTSD (Levine, 2010).

Some of these symptoms might include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Migraines
  • Nightmares
  • ​Pelvic pain
  • Tense or tingling body parts
  • Numbness
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty in forming healthy attachments

When survivors living in this trauma-affected state are asked to recall the trauma, Broca’s area in the brain - responsible for speech production - tends to shut down (van der Kolk, 2014).

Additionally, according to Dr. Peter Levine, verbal forms of therapy can even be re-traumatizing for survivors when the autonomic nervous system has not yet had the chance to regulate.

How can we heal trauma when talking isn’t enough?

 

According to leading trauma expert Dr. Stephen Porges, a key way to heal trauma is through strengthening the vagus nerve.

The vagus nerve is the dominant nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system, and it runs from the brainstem throughout the body:

This is why if our vagus nerve is weak, it is harder for us to regulate our emotions (Breit et al., 2018; Porges et al., 1994).

Contrarily, a strong vagus nerve is associated with emotional stability and resilience (Porges et al., 1994).

How to tone the vagus nerve safely and gently.

With the consultation of our top experts in polyvagal theory and somatic therapies, Rewire Therapy has assembled expert-approved vagal toning exercises that can help you to safely calm the overwhelmed nervous system to reduce the frequency and intensity of triggers.

These approaches include: 

  • Self-touch 
  • The softening of the muscles in the face
  • Breathwork 
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • Humming, tapping, and gargling
  • Meditation

These techniques intend to help us shift from a state of hyperarousal to a relaxed state where we are in control of ourselves. It is in these mindful, peaceful states that we can best begin our process of healing.

It is also important to note that all bodies are different and that each of us will respond differently to each of these exercises – some approaches may begin to take effect quickly, whereas others may take a little longer to have an effect.

But if they’re practiced each day, we at Rewire Therapy firmly believe that those positive changes will gradually come.

This new program gently guides the overwhelmed nervous system through a 7- or 30-day journey. Inside, you’ll get: 

  • Daily expert-curated exercises to slowly release trauma from the body 
  • Our top-rated theory modules from polyvagal and somatic therapy experts that explain the science behind the benefits of these exercises

If you find that this program is not the right fit for you, you will be able to receive a full refund within 30 days after your purchase.

Rewire Therapy: Daily therapies For Your Nervous System

Therapy shouldn't break the bank

Rewire allows you to heal your nervous system for the cost of 1 to 2 therapy sessions.

 

 

Healing at your time and pace

Practice your Rewire therapies anytime, anywhere starting with 10 minutes a day.

            

 

Backed by top trauma experts

Top experts Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk and Dr. Stephen Porges recommend the modalities integrated in Rewire Therapy's Content.  

Try Rewire Therapy risk-free

If Rewire Therapy isn’t for you, send us a message to get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase.

 

Noticeable improvements

Members who practice Rewire therapy daily report feeling more connected and at peace in their bodies from the first week.

For survivors, by survivors

Our experts do not just have PhDs - they have also been through their own healing.

 

10 Minutes A Day For The Next 30 Days

Try Rewire Therapy for the next 30 days and see if it’s right for your nervous system.

Expand Your Trauma Toolbox With Four Expert-Guided Modules, Included In Your Program Today

Module 1: Introduction to Trauma Healing With Tanya Zajdel (16-min)

Explore what trauma is and how it affects our bodies and our lives. Learn about the different factors that influence the outcome and prognosis of trauma.

Module 2: How The Body Reacts In A Traumatic Event With Tanya Zajdel (22-min)

Learn about the different parts of the brain, their functions, and how they respond to a traumatic event. Explore the risk and protective factors for developing PTSD.

Module 3: Techniques To Heal From Trauma With Tanya Zajdel (16-min)

Learn more about the Vagus Nerve and how to calm the body through the Vagus Nerve. Explore different techniques to release trauma from the body and how to restore rhythm and self-agency.

Theory Module 4: Introduction To Therapeutic Movement With Maxine Bekker (33-min)

  • Learn more about Dramatherapy and Movement
  • Why Movement and Embodiment are important
  • The EPR Developmental Movement Model
  • What is the ‘Baseline’

Theory Module 5: Therapeutic Movement and Dance In Practice With Maxine Bekker (31-min)

  • Therapeutic Movement and Dance
  • The Anthropological Approach
  • Emergent Phenomena 
  • Expressive Movement Five-Phase Wave
  • Therapeutic Movement in a Clinical Context take-away

Theory Module 6: Tips For Practitioners With Maxine Bekker (25-min)

  • Seven Tips for Practitioners to bring more Movement into their lives and work

Somatic Sensations & Body Scan Guide

Body scans are somatic practices that often elicit bodily sensations or emotions. This comprehensive guide includes:

  • A list of the different emotions and sensations that arise
  • A guide on what to do if no emotions or sensations arise
  • Steps and suggestions on how to manage overwhelming sensations or emotions that may arise from body scans

All Rewire Therapy Programs Come With:

  • A private support community
  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates
  • Technical support via email and text
  • Start at any time at your own pace
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Step 1: Pick Your Program Below

Try Rewire Therapy risk-free to see if it’s right for your nervous system. You will be redirected to a secure order page where you will receive immediate access to your program.

7-Day Program

 

$120

  • First 7 days of the program
  • 6 expert-guided theory modules
  • Private support community with live therapist support
  • Lifetime access to the program
  • 30 days money-back-guarantee
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30-Day Program

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  • 2 bonus programs valued at $480
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Thousands Of Healing Transformations With Rewire Therapy

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“For the first time ever, I feel like I understand what's happening in my body.” 

 

Andrea, USA
"I was super-skeptical if this would work for me because I had literally tried everything and nothing was helping my PTSD... A week into the course and I already feel a huge difference."
 

Emily R, New York
"I bought a course on trauma healing from MindValley but totally didn't relate to the teacher or the content. Listening to female experts who have been there really makes all the difference. Thank you so much :-)."
 
Jessica L, Toronto
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"I've learned to truly listen to my body once again. This course has been a true gift."
 

Jenna, Survivor, USA
"I think the weirdest difference I noticed was that when I was practicing the exercises in Week 1... I began to feel my feet again. I realized I had dissociated from my feet for so long."
 
 
Jason R, Los Angeles
"I've been trying to heal my PTSD for years. It always felt like I took 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I just purchased this course and it's already paid for itself. The information in week 1 alone was more helpful than anything else I've done."
 
Marie G, Quebec
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I was in a good place anyway. But this is the missing puzzle piece that I needed.”
 
 
Robert E, Portugal

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Meet The Experts

Tanya Zajdel

Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.

Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.

Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.

Maxine Bekker

Maxine R Bekker is a registered arts therapist (Dramatherapy), Expressive Movement facilitator, Family Constellations practitioner, and is currently focusing her work on further studies in relationships and intimacy.

She has a particular interest in the exploration of active embodiment through therapeutic movement and -ritual as a gateway to experiencing everyday intimacy in strengthening awareness of relationship with self, others, and the environment.

She has a deep belief that this awareness is reparative in itself and offers the opportunity for a deeper awareness of ourselves in relationship with life.

Dierdre O Connor

As a trauma-informed somatic therapist, counselor, and movement therapist I have always had a keen interest in how our bodies reflect and somatize our thoughts and feelings.

This fascination and exploration have spanned almost three decades, over 3,000 hours of training, and working with thousands of students and clients in this field.

As a body-based therapist, I embraced Craniosacral Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy as ways of working with our earliest emotional wounds.

I’ve trained in the NeouroAffective Polyvagal Trauma- Informed work of Dr. Aline LaPierre which works through attuned touch, presence, and somatic dialogue to meet those places in us that can continue to hold trauma in the muscular bracing patterns of anxiety and long-term stress.

Tina Lashambe

I am an Advanced Yoga Teacher and Grief Educator.

I found yoga while suffering from multiple chronic health issues and an eating disorder. My personal yoga practice has allowed me to grow in many ways. It has given me a sense of peace during stressful times and has taught me how to accept my body. It has taught me patience while experiencing pain and has inspired me to offer compassionate, body-positive yoga, where people of all capabilities and all shapes feel comfortable to practice.

I completed my 200-hour Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 with DevaTree School of Yoga. Since then, I have taught a wide range of students, from toddlers to seniors, and all ranges of abilities.

I completed the End of Life Doula training in 2020 and the Grief Educator Certification program with David Kessler (Grief.com) in 2021.

Stephanie Lafazanos

Stephanie Lafazanos is a Certified Medical Intuitive, Integrative Somatic Trauma & Holistic Practitioner, Tantra and Intimacy Instructor/ Trainer and Coach at Wildly Woman.

She helps women and couples who struggle with intimacy in relationships, gain the skills and self-healing needed so they can create more passionate and supportive loving connections.

Skilled in Integrative Somatic Trauma therapies, Tao Tantra, Qigong, Energy medicine and Intimacy coaching, Stephanie helps others move past trauma and transform mental, emotional and physical blockages to relationship success, sexual and spiritual wholeness.

Step 1: Pick Your Program Below

Try Rewire Therapy risk-free to see if it’s right for your nervous system. You will be redirected to a secure order page where you will receive immediate access to your program.

7-Day Program

 

$120

  • First 7 days of the program
  • 6 expert-guided theory modules
  • Private support community with live therapist support
  • Lifetime access to the program
  • 30 days money-back guarantee
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30-Day Program

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  • Everything else from the 7-day program

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1: Pick Your Program Below

Try Rewire Therapy risk-free to see if it’s right for your nervous system. You will be redirected to a secure order page where you will receive immediate access to your program.

7-Day Program

 

$120

  • First 7 days of the program
  • 6 expert-guided theory modules
  • Private support community with live therapist support
  • Lifetime access to the program
  • 30 days money-back guarantee
Start Program

30-Day Program

Most Popular

$360 $480

  • All days of the 30-day program
  • 2 bonus programs valued at $480
  • Save 25%
  • Everything else from the 7-day program

 

Start Program

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