HOW LIVING ENVIRONMENT AFFECTS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Our environment influences our nervous system and emotions, largely beyond our awareness.

CO-CEO, NEUROFIT
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OCT 4, 2023
THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Our external environment influences our nervous system and emotions in a number of ways that are largely unconscious. Your environment can include your home, your workplace, the city in which you live and places you frequently visit.
Neuroception is a term coined by Stephen Porges and it’s used to describe the process that the brain undergoes to immediately recognize danger and keep us safe. This process of scanning for danger occurs outside of our conscious awareness.
A great question to ask yourself is - does my current environment communicate safety to my nervous system and make me feel safe?
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
A few things to look out for that may be affecting your nervous system are noise pollution/unwanted noise, toxins like mold or pollution, unpleasant smells or odors, clutter, and individuals who your nervous system doesn't feel safe around.
ENVIRONMENTAL DISCERNMENT
You can improve your environment by introducing more soothing sounds and scents, de-cluttering the living space, ensuring access to fresh air and proper sunlight, setting up the bedroom to facilitate proper rest, and introducing objects that inspire creativity and relaxation.
Given the immediate impact of environment on the nervous system, we recommend checking in with yourself completing regular “environmental audits” of your workspace and living space.
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