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How to Regulate your Nervous System

I always tell to my clients: “Your nervous system will always choose familiar chaos over unfamiliar peace until you heal and learn to manage your stress and anxiety triggers”

The human nervous system’s preference for familiar chaos over unfamiliar peace is deeply rooted in our evolutionary biology. This tendency is a survival mechanism designed to protect us from potential threats. However, with the right strategies and practices, this mechanism can be reprogrammed to favor peace and resilience over chaos and stress.

Let’s explore why this happens and how you can effectively reset your nervous system.

Why Does Your Nervous System Prefer Familiar Chaos?

Predictability and Control: The nervous system favors familiar chaos because it is predictable. Familiar stressful situations, even if unpleasant, are known quantities. The brain knows what to expect and how to react, which provides a sense of control and reduces the uncertainty associated with unfamiliar situations.

Survival Instincts: Our ancestors evolved in environments where unpredictable threats could mean life or death. Familiar patterns, even if chaotic, were safer because they could be anticipated and managed. This ingrained preference for the known over the unknown has persisted into modern times, even though our environments have drastically changed.

Neuroplasticity: The brain’s ability to adapt and change (neuroplasticity) means that it can become wired to respond to stress in specific ways. Repeated exposure to stress and chaos can create neural pathways that favor these responses, making it difficult to shift to a state of peace without intentional intervention.

The Impact of Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Chronic stress and anxiety can have profound effects on the nervous system. Persistent exposure to stressors can lead to a heightened state of arousal, making it difficult for the nervous system to relax and enter a state of peace. This can result in a range of physical and psychological symptoms, including fatigue, irritability, insomnia, and even chronic health conditions.

How to heal your nervous system

Research has shown that interventions such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Deep Trance Relaxation (DTR) techniques significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress.

These methods are powerful tools for reprogramming your brain, promoting healthier responses to stress and anxiety triggers, and creating a foundation for lasting peace and resilience.

Let’s delve deeper into how these techniques work and their benefits.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is a psychological approach that involves analyzing and modifying thought patterns and behaviors to achieve specific outcomes. It is particularly effective in identifying and resetting stress and anxiety triggers. Here’s how:

  • Identification of Triggers: NLP techniques help you become more aware of the specific triggers that cause your stress and anxiety. This awareness is the first step in reprogramming your responses.
  • Reframing Negative Thoughts: NLP includes strategies to reframe negative thoughts and beliefs. By changing how you perceive and interpret stressful or anxious situations, you can reduce their impact on your nervous system.
  • Anchoring Positive States: NLP teaches you to anchor positive emotional states to specific cues or triggers. This means you can deliberately invoke a state of calm or confidence when faced with stressors, effectively reprogramming your automatic responses.

Deep Trance Relaxation (DTR)

DTR is a technique that involves entering a deep state of relaxation, similar to a trance state, to regulate and heal the nervous system. Here’s how DTR benefits your nervous system:

  • Activation of the Parasympathetic Nervous System: DTR techniques help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which counteracts the stress response of the sympathetic nervous system. This promotes relaxation and recovery.
  • Reduction of Cortisol Levels: Deep relaxation achieved through DTR can lower cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress. This reduction helps mitigate the physical effects of stress on the body relaxing your nervous system.
  • Enhanced Neuroplasticity: DTR facilitates a state in which the brain is more malleable and open to change. This enhances neuroplasticity, allowing for the creation of new, healthier neural pathways.

Efficiency and Practicality

One of the most significant advantages of NLP and DTR techniques is their efficiency and ease of integration into daily life. Once mastered, these techniques can be practiced in less than a minute, making them highly practical for managing stress and anxiety on the go. Here’s why they are so effective:

  • Quick Implementation: Both NLP and DTR techniques can be executed quickly, providing immediate relief from stress and anxiety.
  • Versatility: These techniques can be used in various situations, whether you are at work, at home, or in social settings.
  • Empowerment: Regular practice of NLP and DTR empowers you to take control of your nervous system, promoting a sense of inner peace and resilience.

By incorporating NLP and DTR into your daily routine, you can naturally reset your nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance your overall well-being.

These techniques not only provide immediate relief but also contribute to long-term mental and emotional health.


Your nervous system’s preference for familiar chaos is a survival mechanism that can be reprogrammed. By learning to manage your stress and anxiety triggers, you can reset your nervous system, paving the way for unfamiliar peace and inner resilience.

Are you ready to take control of your stress and anxiety triggers?

Ready to achieve inner peace and a life full of contentment?

Book your free consultation today to discover how resetting your nervous system can transform your life.

Book your free consultation now, and together we will design the best approach to heal your nervous system.

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Marta Raga

Your Stress & Anxiety Coach

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