Feb. 22, 2022
Respond Effectively to Stress Situations with Lindsey Peterson
The Responsive Woman came to being after Lindsey Peterson's journey of self discovery in motherhood. She came to the realization that if she didn't want to lose herself completely and be exhausted all day, she needed to find a better way. She was drawn to the conscious discipline approach, designed to support kids with specific goals and strategies to take them out of that survival part of our brain and help them get to that higher part of our brain where we feel secure.
She adapted the approach to fit her adult life, and the results were amazing. She stayed emotionally and physically strong, and her family began to prosper. She could be the mother and wife she always desired to be. The best part, she can teach you how to do the same. To adopt a brain-based method to respond effectively in stressful situations while remaining safe in yourself and connected to your loved ones. This lesson has the potential to change your life.
In this episode we cover:
What the responsive woman is all about?
How do you even start moving out of survival mode?
What tools are good to use to calm down or to find calm?
What do our brains actually need?
How can we help our kids with their big feelings, if we're not necessarily feeling good?
How can we teach our children the calming technique?
Each part of the brain actually asks a question and this is based on brain developmental research or brain-based research, Dan Siegel, conscious discipline, Becky Bailey, they've really developed this kind of approach. What they say is that each part of the brain has a question and the survival part of the brain is asking the question, am I safe? And the function of that part of the brain is to keep you safe, it's to keep you alive. That's why we do those three reactions that fight-flight or freeze because we're trying to do whatever we can to stay alive. There are a lot of times where it's not actually a life or death situation. We just have to first recognize that and be like, is this a life or death situation? If it is okay, good use that fight flight or freeze. It's well designed. For a lot of the women I work with, it's being able to accept, help, recognize that sometimes I can't do this on my own and I need some help from people to help me with that need because I can't meet it on my own right now.
Our goal is to move through the different stages, to get to the executive level of our brain before we try to engage and help our kids through what they're going through.
If someone is interested, they can do one of two things right now. They can either book a call with me and be like, I'm legit ready? Like, how do we do this? How do I like it, how can Lindsay guide me in this process? I typically work with people for around six weeks. It's really fast because it's again, just skills building its awareness and it's helping design a specific plan for you. That's one of the options, or I'll give you a link to a free workshop that I have for people and it's called the failure cup workshops. I literally break all of this down even more and give more tools, more strategies to help someone really learn how to specifically fill their cup up. Maybe where they're at 50% and then hopefully we get them up even to 75, probably in that session. Like I would see that would be probably pretty feasible.
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