Nov 29, 2019
Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist:
"All healing begins by consistently accessing the parasympathetic nervous system...This calm waking state is natural to our being."
"In the parasympathetic you float down a gentle river, letting the waters take you in a direction of their own. You feel receptive to this freedom and ease... The healing of psyche, body and mind accumulates and moves forward at a steady pace."
"Everyone is entitled to rest, solitude, reverie. Most people today don't allow themselves any down time... When you meet with one of these whirling dervish types, you are keenly aware that the person across from you is counting every minute, thinking only of his crowded schedule..."
"What every happened to downtime? Some of the most creative and productive human being spend segments of their days and evenings in a quiet, calm, unstructured environment..."
Listen to music; it is very restorative. Do calming slow yoga poses.
Listen to or re-read a favorite book.