WOUND UP. Stressed out. Overwhelmed. Anxious. powerless.
All too common words used to describe how we feel on a daily basis… It’s true…life is stressful.
But inside our bodies there is an innate intelligence and a natural recovery response that unwinds tension, restores balance and reboots our resilience.
Whether you are negotiating everyday life stress or traumatic stress, Nervous System RESET is an educational and somatic-based wellness model that teaches you how to work with your body to better manage and mitigate the effects of stress in your body and in your life.
The key to better health and quality of life lies in the nervous system
Our nervous system is the deepest core of our being. It dictates how we feel in our bodies, the clarity of our thoughts, the quality of our relationships. When it is in balance and functioning optimally, we flow with the ups and downs of life. We are resilient.
But when the nervous system is taxed, everything can feel off. And that is what happens when we are managing the ongoing, chronic stress of life. Whether it is the grind of everyday life punctuated by financial challenges, relationship dynamics, parenting duties, or the burden of negotiating macro and micro experiences of systemic oppression/trauma…all of the balls that we juggle can make life feel overwhelming at times. And stress patterns build up in our bodies.
Most of us do not realize that our nervous system is dialoguing with us every minute of every day, trying to alert us to its level of activation. We can learn how to speak directly with our nervous systems and more importantly, how to change the dialogue from one of distress and overwhelm to one of greater flexibility, balance and flow.
Nervous System RESET teaches you how to be in empowered dialogue with your nervous system and to cultivate a felt sense of safety in your body. It starts with the framework that we can partner directly with our bodies and is amplified by learning a variety of customized, body-based practices that help us navigate through activation in a more internally-resourced way. At the heart of this model is the restorative tremor reflex, a gentle, vibratory, muscular discharge that allows accumulated stress patterns to release from the body and which is taught as a regulation tool to help your nervous system reset from chronic stress and/or past trauma.
What people are saying…
I reluctantly attended my first RESET session as part of a group and was very skeptical about what was going to happen, having spent the past 3 years running a gauntlet of therapies and medications trying to find something to relieve depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms. I haven’t had a panic attack since the first week of using RESET techniques and am now off all medications and sleeping better. I’ve felt very supported throughout the experience and am most grateful for learning that my body was trying to heal naturally, but I wasn’t hearing it. I learned how to listen to myself which has drastically changed my quality of life for the better. I recommend RESET especially if traditional treatments haven’t clicked for you.
After 35 years of living in a fairly terrified body (& a relatively recent car accident that amplified that) I really needed to move beyond my ‘mind’ in order to find healing. I had searched a long time for something that could help me get unstuck from the effects of trauma. When Jessica and I started working together, I really had no practical concept of what it meant to work with my body. The techniques I started practicing through the first few sessions had enough of an effect on my nervous system that I was seeing - and experiencing - what I had been missing for so long - the opportunity to feel more calm and safe, to interact with friends and family without being blocked by defensiveness or feeling in ‘fight’ mode, more energy and creativity to focus on my dreams and goals. Whilst I still very much consider myself to be on a journey of healing, the most profound gift has been the relationship and sense of trust I’ve built with my body. This has already seen me better managing terrifying situations (an earthquake, an anaesthetic reaction) with a sense that they have less of a lasting impact on me as my body regulates itself then and there. These are lifelong skills & so different to any ‘strategy’ I’ve learned before. I wholeheartedly believe that working with our nervous systems, and engaging with our bodies are foundational for healing - and this understanding will profoundly influence my own coaching practice going forward. Jessica is so kind and compassionate and has immense knowledge and expertise - I truly hope that people like me who feel they have tried everything to heal will find her.
Jessica is truly gifted in her ability to connect, and convey a sense of safety and hope in the nervous system work she shares. My understanding of my own nervous system and my ability to reset has been invaluable. I believe everyone should have sessions with Jessica- the world would be a truly amazing place to live if this were the case. I can't recommend her work highly enough!
I had a great experience working with Jessica and her RESET program. It helped me to develop skills for managing my daily ups and downs, and recognizing those as a normal and natural part of my body. Some of the tools have helped me to manage acute anxiety, while others have led me to develop a practice to help keep my anxiety more level on a daily basis. I'd definitely suggest folks check out this program.
I am so grateful for Jessica and her ability to help me to down regulate my nervous system responses. I searched out someone who could intimately understand trauma responses and help me to identify what was happening to me on a physiological level and also had a systematic method to help override my heightened panic responses. I had already done a lot of work on myself and realized so much of my panic and anxiety was tied to old conditioned responses from challenging life experiences and realized I could not figure them out on my own.Lifelong anxiety had led to what seemed like endless panic attacks. I had become like a scared animal where even the smallest trigger would incite panic. I could still manage to cope in public but was finding it increasingly difficult to keep it together to have a “normal life”. So I searched for someone or a program that could help me help myself. I came across her on the internet. Jessica earned my trust with her incredible knowledge of the nervous system, her gentle yet firm guidance and her understanding. She encourages me to keep going. There were so many times that she walked me through my overwhelming confusion, fear and crippling self doubt to a place of calm peaceful insight. I had to do the work but she was there with her incredible summaries, validation and direction. The changes were subtle, but as I have come to realize, this is the language of the nervous system. Subtle, gentle consistent practice over time yields solid true foundational change at my core. I am now able to create more space between my triggers and my responses. I am more able to create that loving space within me and around me to allow my nervous system to heal. I learned that I am not broken and my nervous system was only doing its job. I am also becoming so much more capable of consciously controlling my fight, flight and freeze response. I am no longer having multiple panic attacks a day. I am able to cope much better when I do experience them every couple of weeks now. I have changed. Those subtle changes over time have accumulated into strong solid way of being now. I have been able to down regulate my nervous system to a calmer baseline. I still experience daily anxiety and trust that this process combined with Jessica’s guidance will help me slowly dissolve the anxiety as well. Life isn’t nearly so scary. That is such a gift. I am grateful to be alive now. I will continue to work with Jessica and learn from her to continue to help myself.
Due to life long struggle with anxiety, I developed a pretty antagonistic relationship with my body and nervous system. I saw it as this thing that got out of control. Like a monster lurking in the dark corners of my mind. Through my work with Jessica I coming to see that there is no monster. That my system is doing the best it can and that it does actually do a lot of work to soothe me and calm my down as well. This is a HUGE shift for me. She has provided with invaluable tools and insight that have allowed me to be gentler with myself and to open up my perspective to see all the things my system is doing right. I highly recommend anyone who struggles with trauma and/or anxiety to work with Jessica. She's has been a tremendous help.
Working with Jessica has been such a tremendous gift. The Personal RESET program provides an educational framework and accessible tools for working with one’s body, rather than against it. In working with Jessica I found that I continued to come home to my body.
This homecoming has allowed me to be with my experiences authentically, and be more present for others in my life. This experience has been invaluable for me personally, and incredibly supportive in my therapeutic work with clients. I highly recommend Jessica’s work to friends, colleagues and clients alike!
My work with Jessica was an unexpected, and very special gift in my healing journey. Living with an overactive nervous system and continuing to seek and learn what really works best for me, my system, and my heart has prompted me to try many different things I probably wouldn't have otherwise. Nervous System Reset sounded a bit out there, but if you could see underneath my skin, you would see the extensive activity of unrest. Holding my breath, shallow breathing, rapid heart rate, hyperarousal, overthinking...Jessica's kind and gentle demeanor were instantly calming and reassuring. That, along with her thorough and confident knowledge of how our nervous system works allowed me to build trust with her as I learned some solid basic tools of downregulation, and then moved on to a deeper way to discharge what at times feels so overblown in my system. I am so very grateful for this experience. It has been very helpful and totally fits with the other work I have been doing.Awesome tools for my self-love and self-care toolbox.
Since working with Jessica and the RESET program I have found a greater sense of control, where I felt completely out-of-control before in regards to my nervous system response. Previously when my anxiety would start to tick up, I felt as though I was being tumbled and overrun by the waves. Now that I have learned how to read the signs of activation I have a box full of tools that I can utilize immediately, allowing me to ride the waves of panic, rather than to be a passive bystander. This has been invaluable to me in that I now have much more self-compassion and can actively participate in my body and my life. Jessica's guidance is gentle, kind, clear, and very supportive. I highly recommend this program to anyone suffering from trauma, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, or really anyone with a nervous system.
When I came to Jessica, I had suffered from several years of severe low back tension with nerve involvement that only seemed to worsen with most types of therapy. The extraordinary release that I experienced was the final step to feeling 100%. My chiropractor was also astounded by the physical elongation and movement in my spine. I am more comfortable in my body than I have been in years! --Dana