0002 - Plough Loses a Bet

Plough loses a bet that he knew better than to make and answers a listener's question about emotional overload.
Plough loses a bet that he knew better than to make and answers a listener's question about emotional overload.

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Resources from this episode:

Duality Derby: https://portfolio.darkigloo.com/duality-derby
Radical Brilliance by Arjuna Argagh - https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Brilliance-Anatomy-Original-Life-changing-ebook/dp/B077ZL1R33

Fight, Flight, Freeze graph - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wJQwXfb0T6DnMu1Jn47qF7R0uUBFlndA/view?usp=sharing
Polyvagal Theory - https://ct.counseling.org/2016/06/polyvagal-theory-practice/
Dorsal Vagal Shutdown - https://healingshame.com/articles/anatomy-of-a-freeze-or-dorsal-vagal-shutdown-bret-lyon-phd

Short-term - alleviating symptoms:
4-7-8 Breathing - https://www.healthline.com/health/4-7-8-breathing
State Changes - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/mind-meaning/how-to-reset-your-mind-and-mood/
Apollo Neuro - https://apolloneuro.com/
GABA Supplement - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PQVU9Q/

Medium-term - healthy habits:
Turn off notifications - https://qz.com/quartzy/1416069/turn-off-push-notifications-for-better-mental-health/
Limit electronics to sleep better - https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/why-electronics-may-stimulate-you-bed
Unified Mindfulness Meditation - https://unifiedmindfulness.com/
Dr. Doug Brackmann Meditation for Driven people - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI47fiiwvLU
How to have hard conversations - https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-have-hard-conversations-aa36c31e2f1b

Long-term - Root causes:
Inflammation and Mental Health (not the only cause) - https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/introduction-inflammation-connection
Sense of Belonging - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sense-belonging/201906/the-importance-belonging-across-life
Therapies - If my experiences with different therapies are helpful, let me know and I'll go deeper in future episodes.

If you could ask yourself one question to gain emotional clarity, it might be, "What am I afraid to feel right now?" or "What do I not want to feel right now?"
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