Physiology deals with the normal functions of a living organism. In this week’s videos we talked about the sympathetic nervous system response of Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn and how that affects our eating and shows up in recovery. The purpose of somatic nutrition therapy is to uncouple the threat of food and body and couple with the here and now of safety.
On our road to recovery and normative eating, it’s important that we shore up on resources that help us feel more ‘ok’ or ‘good enough’ and then eventually ‘good’.
Physiology of Fight / Flight & Eating
The flight or fight response is a sympathetic nervous system response that helps us get away from threat. But when it comes to eating, how does the flight/fight response affect our eating and digestion?
Physiology of Freeze / Fawn & Eating
Freeze and fawn are both suppressing sympathetic responses where you’re checked out – nothing moves and you’re overwhelmed. Here’s how that affects your eating.
Physiology of ‘Normal Eating’ and How to Get There
Normative eating is the ‘goal’ of recovery. That we can be embodied enough so that we no longer need to constantly be thinking about all these things. One way we can do that is to shore up on resources that help us feel more ‘ok’ and eventually ‘good’. When we don’t have safety, it’s important that we shore up on resources that help us feel more ‘ok’ and eventually ‘good’.