Exploring Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy

When I came across Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory something, immediately clicked.  The lens Porges offers to view the autonomic nervous system and our habitual responses just made sense. I soon wrote my colleague Maegan Lemp asking if she knew of this theory and expressed my thought that this could be a total game-changer for the system for Restoring Immunity with Gemmotherapy.

A conversation or two later Maegan, and I embarked on this series. The connections between Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy were happening at such speed that we chose to share our discoveries as they were happening. And the bonus of guest appearances from trauma specialist and teacher of Polyvagal Theory, Cameron Scott, makes it even more intriguing. Sure we could have waited until this was all neat and tidy but, that’s never been my style.  Come along with us and, we will all learn together.

explore polyvagal theory as a way to restore immunity naturally

Exploring Polyvagal Theory: A Holiday Survival Guide for your Nervous System

November 24, 2020

Every one of us has a nervous system and every one of us will no doubt face some flavor of emotional challenges over the holidays.  In this episode, we discuss the three states of the autonomic nervous system and how to navigate your own desires to fight, flee, or disconnect. Listen in to this insightful conversation between colleagues that brings a polyvagal approach to family gatherings.  I am sure you will resonate with a shared example or two.

In this organic series, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Passionate Polyvagalist Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy extracts to restore a sense of safety and connection. The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand emotional patterns enough to interrupt them and change how we habitually react.

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Exploring the Polyvagal Lens: Our individualized responses to loss

November 17, 2020

The understanding of loss has greatly matured since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s pioneering work of the late 60’s.  Since then it is universally accepted that loss is not a linear process.   However now with the information of Polyvagal Theory,  the autonomic responses are worth reviewing.  The subject of loss could not be more timely as we have all navigated major and minor losses this past year. Loss has shown up in a variety of shapes and textures from the heartwrenching loss of loved ones or the simple loss of a treasured daily routine. In this candid conversation with co-hosts Maegan Lemp and Cameron Scott, we allow the story of the loss to drop and instead take a close look at the possible felt experiences.

In this organic series of conversations, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Passionate Polyvagalist Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy extracts to restore a sense of safety and connection. The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand emotional patterns enough to interrupt them and change how we habitually react. 

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: Context, Choice and Connection, what our nervous system craves

November 11, 2020

Our nervous system craves context, choice, and connection in its effort to establish a sense of safety.  What does that mean in our everyday lives is the topic of this thought-provoking conversation. 

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of conversations, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Passionate Polyvagalist Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy extracts to restore a sense of safety and connection.

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: Are you disconnecting?

November 4, 2020

How do you know if your autonomic nervous system has dropped into the dorsal state? A fundamental question for today, as the challenges faced personally and as a community, may leave you emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed.

The biggest problem with the dorsal vagal state is that the access to the very resources that can help is lost. Befriending this state and having tools within an arm’s reach is what today’s conversation is all about. So grab some tea, and of course, a furry friend if you have one, and settle in for some healthy co-regulation. You won’t want to miss these tips and tools for navigating your way back to a ventral state of connection. 

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of conversations, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Passionate Polyvagalist Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory and Gemmotherapy extracts to restore a sense of safety and connection.

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: Pain and the Dorsal Vagal State

October 27, 2020

Have you sought help for physical pain through manual therapies only to find the pain relocates elsewhere in your body?  If this sounds familiar, I invite you to listen to this exceptional conversation about pain.  You may find that our discussion allows you to connect a few dots and consider alternative approaches to your pain.

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Passionate Polyvagalist Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: How’s your digestion?

October 20, 2020

How has 2020 treated your digestive system?  Not so great you say?  Even if your system was stellar before the start of the year I would agree there is far too much to digest.  But what about this thought. Rather than focusing on the digestive organs themselves, consider heading a bit upstream and consider support for the Central Nervous system? Harmonizing the sensory input before it reaches your autonomic response may be one way to get ahead of common and challenging symptoms.   Listen in and discover more about this interesting perspective on digestive symptoms and a gemmo or two for support.

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele and Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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Exploration of Polyvagal Theory: Heart Palpitations and your Autonomic Nervous System

October 14, 2020

Stephen Porges, founder of Polyvagal Theory tells us that feeling safe is transformative.  I could not agree more but how might one experience a felt sense of safety when your heart is racing with palpitations?    Your physician has informed you that your heart is fine but the symptom continues.  That clear signal of danger leads you immediately to a sympathetic state no matter what you tell yourself.  So what can be done? Listen in and discover a simple yet powerful technique along with a gemmo or two for support.

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and guest Cameron Scott explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: Vertigo and The Dorsal State

September 29, 2020

Stephen Porges, founder of the Polyvagal theory tells us that neuroception evaluates risk in the environment without awareness. Could it be that our neuroception picks up on cues of danger without our awareness and triggers episodes of vertigo?  That’s exactly the idea that I put forth in this recording with Japanese acupuncturist Maegan Lemp and Psychotherapist Cameron Scott. If you have vertigo or know someone who does this is a not to miss opportunity. 

The polyvagal theory helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp guests explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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Exploration of Polyvagal Theory: Breath and your story of safety

September 22, 2020

Watch a baby breathe and you will see that they breathe with their entire body. There’s no holding back and that breath nurishes every cell. In today’s episode you will discover how to get some of that goodness for yourself.   With all that 2020 continues to deliver you might want to listen in to our conversation and take some notes.  This one’s packed with Asian Medicine, Polyvagal, and Gemmotherapy resources you will want to access for yourself and your loved ones.

The polyvagal theory is the masterful work of Dr. Stephen Porges that in short,  helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp guests explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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Exploring Polyvagal Theory: A Recipe for Resolving Toxic Stress

September 15, 2020

Take a pandemic,  add economic challenges, the unvieling of rampant racism,  the grief and loss of everyday life AND add a hurricane or fire and you have the potential for toxic stress.  Alaine Duncan, in  her book The Tao of Trauma, refers to this as a  state of allostatic overload.  Every system in your body screams, “It’s too much!”  Come pull up a chair and listen to this engaging conversation with guest and passionate polyvagalist, Cameron Scott and Hospice RN Megan Ethridge.  Megan is just twenty days out from evacuating her family from Lake Charles, LA in the face of Hurricane Laura.  Countless juicy take aways in this one folks.

The polyvagal theory is the masterful work of Dr. Stephen Porges that in short,  helps us see and understand habitual emotional patterns enough to interrupt them.  In this organic series of on the spot learning, Health educator and Gemmotherapy expert Lauren Hubele, Japanese Acupuncturist Maegan Lemp guests explore the use of the Polyvagal Theory as a guide for selecting extracts.

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