Practical ways to calm our nervous system

by Katharina Zwielich, MSc When we struggle with stress, anxiety, and uncomfortable emotional arousal, the part of our nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive. The autonomic nervous system is the part of our nervous system that we don’t control consciously – think breathing, digesting, and heartbeat. There are two subsystems that, […]

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Addiction to fantasy and daydreams

An introduction and some thoughts by Debbie Quackenbush, Ph.D. Alcohol, sex, shopping, food:  all require input from the outside. To maintain problematic usage, the human must acquire something.  Not the case, when it comes to addiction to one’s internal fantasy-world.  One’s fantasies are tucked away in their mind, to be accessed anytime, anywhere.  Here is […]

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