Stress, Trauma and the Vagus Nerve
Dates: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Madelon Hope, Clinical Herbalist, Licensed Psychologist
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476
The vagus nerve is central to how our bodies deal with trauma and stress. In this workshop, we will look at the role of the vagus nerve in supporting social engagement and activating fight or flight or freeze patterns in response to stress. We will explore how to integrate new paradigms in neurobiology with traditional herbal practice. We will discuss adaptogens, nervines, lymphatic decongestants, alteratives and blood movers - to help reduce hypervigilance and bring balance to the body, mind and spirit