In this episode, I tell you what the equipment of a Stucknaut is. What are we taking on this adventure to make sure we survive and come back home to safety?
My name is Justin Sunseri.
I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that thinks the world needs a new paradigm for mental health.
Welcome to Stuck Not Broken.
But before I get into things -put yourself first. I keep every episode as safe as I can, but just by the nature of the topics, you may experience some stuff come up. Take a break if you need to.
This one in particular should be...
This podcast is not therapy, nor intended to be a replacement for therapy.
TOPIC - WHAT IS A STUCKNAUT?
It’s you. It’s me. It’s the audience of the Stuck Not Broken podcast.
It’s those that are interested in PVT and the somatic elements of being human.
TOPIC - THE TOOLS OF A STUCKNAUT
Tools and equipment
Knowledge - paradigm of the PVT and somatic-based ideas of mind/body
Application - narrative of these to the self
Judgment is an obstacle to the Stucknaut adventure
New narrative leads to reduced judgment
Reduced judgment leads to more room for curiosity, less defensive reinforcement
Individual capacity for self-regulation
Offerings of co-regulation to other Stucknauts
Realization that we must do our own work
Can work with others
Gather resources from others
Accept co-regulation from others
While also taking ownership over our own adventure
Going from safety to danger
Pendulating back and forth between these
Identify safety in the present moment through the senses or through memory or through imagination or through internal resource
Feel things a little at a time
Not to overwhelm
Anchor when climbing too far down the ladder
Appreciation and gratitude
To the self and others
Apology, forgiveness and gratitude to the self
I thank my body for what it accomplished (though not separate)
Dedicated practice (BSA)
Not a one-time thing
Determination and motivation and discipline
To learn and practice how to explore
Safety anchoring, building vagal brake
Top-down paradigm, narrative, stories
“Stuck not broken”
PVT as paradigm, apply to self
Majority of vagal fibers are body to the brain
Feedback loop is the focus, not the nerve
Send cues of safety down and up from the internal world
Slowed breathing, muscle relaxation or tension
Fundamental organismic response tendencies
approach/avoid or attraction/repulsion
Identify basic safety, even in simple things
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