Using somatic therapy to ground and calm an ADHD nervous system

Using somatic therapy to ground and calm an ADHD nervous system

By Kate Moryoussef

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Do you feel your nervous system is constantly heightened and dysregulated? Perhaps the feeling of hypervigilance, anxiety and not being able to settle? This is a prevalent theme I hear from many of us with ADHD - myself included.

In this week’s episode, I chat with Lisa Ryan, an experienced trauma-informed physiotherapist and somatic therapy practitioner. Lisa supports individuals (many with ADHD) who experience persistent (chronic) pain and health issues such as fibromyalgia, long COVID, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), unexplained physical symptoms, burnout, tension headaches/migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and many more. Lisa’s mission is simple - to help people find freedom from pain and troublesome symptoms, live well and thrive.

During today's episode, Lisa and I talk about:

ADHD masking and its impact on the nervous systemCreating more safety in our bodyHow to move trauma through your body How our busy society and little downtime contribute to a heightened nervous systemWhy chronic pain, CFS and fibromyalgia is connected to high levels of stress and trauma in our nervous systemIncorporating fun movement, nature, grounding and joy to settle and nurture the nervous systemSelf-holding, self-soothing and using different parts of our body to calm and regulate The basic needs of the nervous system and how to meet them ADHD and Hypervigilance

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