Week Two: Lesson 4

Increasing our resilience

Now that we've unwound, it's time to delve into our 'window of tolerance.' Coined by Dr. Dan Siegel, it's our sweet spot for optimal functioning. In this zone, we're balanced, open-minded, and resilient.

Signs of being in this comfort zone include mindful breathing, staying present, empathy, self-care, and sound decision-making. Trauma, however, may push us to extremes—hyperarousal (fight or flight) or hypoarousal (freeze). In upcoming chapters, we'll tackle the freeze response. If you're in crisis, please seek help.

For now, let's explore '5-4-3-2-1 Relax,' a powerful tool to regain control and find calm in hyperarousal

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About the Instructor

Eva M Medcroft, TICC, CHC, CLC

Certified Trauma-Informed Coach

After years of struggling with my own trauma and the self-sabotage and people pleasing that comes with it, I decided to take control of my life and heal my body from the inside out. This led me to getting certified as a trauma -informed coach, life coach and health coach. Now I use those same powerful techniques to help others heal themselves and find their inner peace.