Heal Your Nervous System

The 5–Stage Plan to Reverse Nervous System Dysregulation

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Pub Date 9 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 9 Jan 2024

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Relieve anxiety, burnout, feelings of overwhelm, and chronic physical symptoms by healing your dysregulated nervous system with this 5-stage roadmap based on the latest science.
Dr. Linnea Passaler has helped thousands globally in her digital health program address a wide range of symptoms associated with nervous system dysregulation—from mental symptoms, including anxiety, burnout, and brain fog, to physical symptoms, such as digestive issues, chronic inflammation, and fatigue. In Heal Your Nervous System, Dr. Passaler presents her 5-stage plan, developed over the last decade, to equip you with the knowledge to understand and regulate your unique nervous system.
Despite its advances, conventional medicine has often overlooked the importance of nervous system regulation in our health and quality of life. This is especially true for highly sensitive individuals, who may be more susceptible to a dysregulated nervous system. Instead of merely treating the symptoms, Dr. Passaler shows you how to make a profound shift from reactive treatment to proactive healing.
Grounded in recent scientific advances in neurobiology, chronic stress, trauma, and sensitivity, this is not a short-term or one-size-fits-all solution, but a comprehensive strategy to tackle the source of your symptoms, and restore your physical, cognitive, and emotional health.
In Heal Your Nervous System, you will discover:
  • How anxiety, trauma, and chronic stress are not just “in your head,” but manifest in all areas of your health
  • How to assess your current level of nervous system dysregulation
  • Why nervous system dysregulation can cause both mental and physical symptoms
  • How your individual sensitivity profile and past experiences came together to tip your nervous system into a state of dysregulation
  • The four most common mistakes people make in their healing journey, and how to avoid them
  • Top essential habits that support your nervous system during your healing journey
  • Simple practices, exercises, and routines that progressively reverse nervous system dysregulation
  • How to organize the most effective practices into the right order, a sequence that supports your healing without getting overwhelmed

Your nervous system and health are far more adaptable than you think. With Heal Your Nervous System as your guidebook, you can navigate a fresh path, reverse symptoms, and progressively move towards a robust mind and body.
Relieve anxiety, burnout, feelings of overwhelm, and chronic physical symptoms by healing your dysregulated nervous system with this 5-stage roadmap based on the latest science.
Dr. Linnea Passaler...

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Very good and interesting read! And helpful! Super helpful! I will definitely apply the advice and try to heal my nervous system.

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This is much more in depth then I was expecting, this is not a glossy overview of how to deal with anxiety and stress, this is much more than that. It's text dense as there's so much information to fit in, and I'm working my way through the chapters with time in between to put the elements into practice. I think this will prove invaluable for anyone who wants to invest time into their mental well being and becoming more resilient.

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In "Heal Your Nervous System" by Dr. Linnea Passaler, embark on a transformative journey to relieve anxiety, burnout, and overwhelming feelings, along with a myriad of chronic physical symptoms, using a cutting-edge 5-stage roadmap deeply rooted in the latest scientific findings. Dr. Passaler, renowned for her global impact through her digital health program, guides readers to address a wide spectrum of symptoms linked to nervous system dysregulation, spanning mental challenges like anxiety and brain fog to physical ailments such as digestive issues and chronic inflammation. With over a decade of expertise, Dr. Passaler presents her comprehensive plan, fostering a deep understanding and regulation of your unique nervous system.

Conventional medicine's oversight of nervous system regulation and its pivotal role in overall health is uncovered. Highly sensitive individuals, often more vulnerable to nervous system dysregulation, can shift from reactive treatment to proactive healing through Dr. Passaler's wisdom. Grounded in recent scientific advancements, this is no quick fix; it's a holistic strategy targeting the source of your symptoms, revitalizing your physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

"Heal Your Nervous System" illuminates the interconnectedness of anxiety, trauma, and chronic stress throughout your health, guiding you to assess your current nervous system state and comprehend the origin of mental and physical symptoms. Avoid common pitfalls in your healing journey and embrace essential habits supporting your nervous system. Simple practices, exercises, and routines are revealed, thoughtfully sequenced for gradual reversal of nervous system dysregulation. With this guidebook in hand, your nervous system and health's adaptability becomes your strength, leading you towards a resilient mind and body.

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A great book with a lot of detail that I could use. Helpful information in a clear way to understand. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. Five stars.

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I love how this book approaches the very sensitive topic of mental health and holistic treatments — sensitive, slow, gentle. The way it should be, in my opinion. The author’s take on sensitivity made me feel validated, to be honest. It is quite hard to feel things more strongly than others, to see looks of confusion or even be told to “just deal with it, it’s not that hard” because I struggle with bright lights and strong smells, or I get intensely anxious over seemingly small things.

Acceptance and gentle sensory stimulation as an initial step sounds amazing to me.

The author also manages to explain a variety of topics in a way that is both detailed and simple.

All in all, I found this book very comprehensive, interesting and useful, and have begun to apply some of the initial exercises, following the advice to take it easy and not introduce too many at once.

I would recommend this to anyone who is neurodivergent / highly sensitive and wants some tips on how to make things more manageable, and to people suffering from health issues that are hard to treat or find the cause of, such as chronic pain or inflammation.

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This was a very informative book about healing your nervous system. The chapters were well defined and a lot of useful information. I would highly recommend this book.

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I was pleasantly surprised by how UN-"psychobabbly" this book is, given the type of subject matter it covers. It's an excellent balance of compassion ("stress and trauma have real effects on the body") and agency ("you have the ability to address these effects"), avoiding both the trap of callousness and the trap of victim mentality. The book is highly practical, providing very specific information and tools to help readers address their nervous system dysregulation.

I would have preferred that it not advocate psychedelics as a means of producing awe. In my opinion, it's not healthy to recommend recreational drugs or an escape to unreality, and this doesn't fit in well with the rest of the book.

Overall, though, this is a valuable read.

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A really interesting read, very helpful and I intend to start putting the advice into practice.

Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.

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I’ve read numerous books claiming to have the answer for regulating your nervous system. Most had one exercise that I enjoyed, but generally led to frustration and anxiety that I still seemed to be stuck.

This new book by Linnea Passaler is actually different. She clearly explains steps to take in an order that supports thriving. I learned that much of the frustration I’ve felt wasn’t because I was doing anything wrong. I simply was trying to do it all at once, instead of slowly laying down the foundation for success. She makes a lot of practical sense. I feel lucky and grateful to have stumbled across this helpful and soothing book. I’m already noticing an ease that I haven’t felt…maybe ever.

Thanks to NetGalley, Quarto Publishing Group-Fair Winds, and the author for granting access to an ARC for review.

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"Heal Your Nervous System" by Dr. Linnea Passaler is a remarkable contribution to the field of holistic wellness and a valuable companion to her comprehensive online program of the same name. As a seasoned professional in the field, I find this book to be not only an enriching extension of Dr. Passarel's program but also an excellent introduction for those new to the concept of healing the nervous system.

One of the book's standout qualities is its gentle and inviting tone, skillfully crafted to relax the reader and pique their curiosity. Dr. Passarel strikes a harmonious balance between scientific rigor and accessibility. The integration of well-cited scientific information serves multiple purposes—setting the context for the reader, prompting self-reflection, and introducing effective solutions.

The book seamlessly weaves together a rich tapestry of essential information, presenting it in a manner that is far from overwhelming. It is evident that the content has been thoughtfully curated with the reader's nervous system in mind. This approach reflects a deep understanding of the subject matter and a genuine concern for the well-being of the reader.

What sets "Heal Your Nervous System" apart is its ability to distill complex scientific concepts into digestible and applicable insights. Dr. Passarel navigates the intricacies of the nervous system with clarity, making the material accessible to a broad audience. The careful arrangement of information ensures a smooth progression, allowing readers to absorb and integrate knowledge without feeling inundated.

As someone deeply immersed in the field, I appreciate the book's seamless integration with Dr. Passarel's online program. It not only serves as an excellent standalone resource but also complements and reinforces the teachings of the program. This synergy creates a comprehensive learning experience for individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of nervous system health.

In conclusion, "Heal Your Nervous System" is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in holistic well-being and self-care. Dr. Linnea Passarel's expertise shines through, providing readers with a thoughtful and effective guide to understanding and nurturing their nervous system. The book's gentle approach, coupled with its well-researched content, makes it a valuable asset for both beginners and those on a continuous journey of self-discovery and healing.

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I just finished "Heal Your Nervous System" by Linnea Passaler, and honestly, it felt like finding a hidden treasure. This book takes you on a five-part journey that's all about understanding and caring for your nervous system. It's packed with information, but the author has a way of making it feel personal and easy to grasp.

What I loved most about the book is how she mixes up the heavy stuff with exercises and hands-on practices that you can actually do. These exercises are easy to find in the book because they stand out, so you can go back to them whenever you need them.

Reading this book felt like a slow, steady walk rather than a sprint. The author takes you through each part at a pace that doesn't overwhelm you. For anyone who's curious about their sensitive nervous system and wants to find ways to take better care of it, this book is a fantastic find.

It’s one of those books you'll want to keep close and return to time and again.

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As someone in the early stages of learning about this topic, this book is excellent! It’s broken up into easily digestible sections and includes graphs. There’s a great outline at the beginning that lists out all 5 stages and what the reader can expect from each section of the book. Additionally, Part 1 includes interactive pages to write in -- to self assess and get an idea of how the book can help, by knowing which areas to focus your attention on.

It can be tough to find reputable books on these types of topics, even harder to find them written by women. This book did a great job of leaning on the science behind the nervous system. While I wouldn’t take any one book as the cure for anything, taking the knowledge from this with a grain of salt has been very helpful.

This quote from the introduction really made me take a step back and reflect:
“Instead of trying to eliminate my demons, I started stepping toward them and saying, “Eat me, if you wish.” This change in perspective, this act of courage and acceptance, was the first step I took toward healing my dysregulated nervous system.” (Intro)

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The book to have if you are or one of your loved one is on the spectrum of High Sensitivity/Sensory Processing Sensitivity.
Very useful theoretical and practical exercises included. Totally recommended. You will be very surprised.

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I really enjoyed the science that went into this. This was also something I needed. My favorite part is the practical advise the author gives. Having gone through this herself, it gives a personal and successful feel to it.

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"Heal Your Nervous System" by Dr. Linnea Passaler is an outstanding book that offers an insightful perspective on understanding the human experience, not only from a psychological but also from a biological aspect. The book is founded on extensive research and solid scientific concepts but what sets it apart is the author's warm and compassionate approach towards readers. It is this heartfelt approach—learning from a person who has walked the path before you— that makes "Nervous System Solution" not just an informative read but a companion on the journey to healing.

The book is highly practical, offering simple tools and practices that are easy to apply in daily life. From mindfulness exercises to lifestyle recommendations, Dr. Linnea ensures readers grasp the theoretical underpinnings and leave with a clear strategy for practical application. The focus on practicality with an emphasis on making small changes that create a foundation of flexibility makes the book a valuable guide for anyone seeking genuine and sustainable healing.

Dr. Linnea writes in an approachable style and breaks down complex concepts into digestible portions, using relatable examples from HYNS community members to illustrate her points. The book also delves into the reality that individuals with health challenges, such as IBS, chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic patterns, often face. These symptoms may defy categorization or fail to respond to traditional treatments leaving people feeling hopeless or broken. The book becomes a compassionate refuge, acknowledging the limitations of mainstream approaches and offering a new sense of agency to readers.

In conclusion, I highly recommend "Heal Your Nervous System" to anyone seeking to understand the nervous system and how it impacts their health and well-being. Applying the practical tools and practices outlined in the book can significantly increase one's understanding and capacity to meet life's challenges with greater flexibility. So, if you're looking for a reliable companion on the path to a regulated nervous system, this book is the one for you!

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This book was on point. As a woman in her mid-40s, I was shocked by how accurate it was. There was a lot of information in this book. Finally, a holistic way to look at one's health. I have not done a ton of research in this field so I wouldn't say I am an expert. I loved her approach and I do think I benefited from the book!

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I found this a great source of wealth knowledge. So many people are dealing with health issues that can not be seen. many get swept under the rug by docters and mental health professionals. It is hard for loved ones to understand also. I found the proactive suggestions in thsi book to be great ways to get a start in helping yourself. Whether you believe theise issues can be resolved or not this information is still good for mindfulness and doing something good for yourself. It can also be a great supliment with other methods of wellness that are out there at the moment. I plan getting this physical book sometime in the future hopefully to reference back to and maybe share with others.

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Thank you to NetGalley for the review copy. 5+ self-help stars to Heal Your Nervous System! I chose this book because the topic interested me, but I did not have very high expectations as I read a lot of medical “self-help” books and many of them are very “sciency” and not at all practical when it comes to offering solutions, or they offer the same solutions every other book offers. Not so with this book! This book does not talk down to the reader, but it also does not use language that requires a PhD. This is a book that talks to the “normal” reader and offers realistic, practical and, wait for it … helpful! solutions that anyone can incorporate into their daily lives. I also love the fact that the author acknowledges that everyone is coming to this book from a different place, and makes room for that, and allows the ideas to be customized to individual needs and abilities. This book is relevant to everyone, as we all live in a world full of chaos and busyness, and that world as affected all of us in one way or another. This book will help you adapt and heal from both the small and the big stresses you have faced. I enjoyed this information so much that I plan ordering my own physical copy so that I can reference the material quickly and can also highlight and bookmark my favorite parts, and share it with friends and family. I highly recommend!

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You definitely need to take your time and work through this book. I read it quickly in order to review it but now I’m going back and starting from the beginning because wow does this author really know what they are talking about. I was taking notes and really surprised at the step by step guide the author details. Great way to ACTUALLY heal and not just survive.

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Linnea Passaler explains in clear, step-by-step instructions how to heal your nervous system as the title indicates. It is very well organized with charts, succinct points, and is easy to read. There were blueprints and supportive exercises for anyone's success in healing their nervous system. It makes a lot of sense based on the latest research and science she provides. I'm grateful to have read this supportive book. Highly recommended.

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While reading HEAL YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM by Linnea Passaler, I caught myself grinning, gasping, having a full-body encounter with intelligent, well-written, incredibly compassionate guidance from a person who has learned how to face demons and prevail. Using a five-step approach of Awareness, Regulation, Restoration, Connection, and Expansion, Passaler clearly and convincingly offers a way out of hyper vigilance, worry, and frenetic busy. I deeply enjoyed her way of writing and will recommend this book far and wide. I received a copy of this book and these opinions are my own, unbiased thoughts.

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I found insightful, practical advice throughout this book. As someone who has struggled with nervous system regulation for years, this book is a breath of fresh air.
The layout makes sense and makes it easy to work through the steps in stages.
The information is easy to digest and easy to understand.
I will refer to this book again and again.

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When talking about trauma, anxiety, mental health, etc - the nervous system has been sadly neglected from almost all of the conversations. As someone who struggles with a variety of mental as well as physical health challenges, the title and description of this book instantly struck me. I was surprised how much information is on here and how many new ideas I haven’t heard of in healing trauma this offered. I didn’t realize how much the nervous system plays a role! This book was very enlightening. I am definitely going to be purchasing a physical copy once it is released so I can use this as a handbook to implement in my own life,

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I have been dutifully learning about nervous system regulation practices this year. Having finally come to the realization I have a rather dysregulated nervous system for various reasons including traumatic experiences both physical and emotional.

I know I’m not alone in this as there are countless people in similar situations.
It seems there are just as many countless books on the subject of nervous system regulation practices.

There are also mountains of books you can find regarding them that it can easily get overwhelming.

While I believe it is really good to take in as much knowledge surrounding the basics it can also be extremely overwhelming when you’re trying to figure out where to begin and how to put the practices in to play in your daily life.

This book was great in that it gives you an actual plan! It is very straightforward. The way it is written is accessible but not necessarily over simplified or filled with car salesmen like guarantees I’ve unfortunately seen other people use when discussing nervous system regulation.

The author is also refreshingly authentic and candid with you.
You are told from the get go that nervous system regulation work and healing is not a quick fix and can take a long time.

There are some quizzes in the beginning if you’re unsure if you’re dysregulated and then the meat of the book is the actual program broken down in to five parts.

You are to take it slowly and build up over time.

I am definitely buying a copy of this as soon as it comes out because I believe it is absolutely worth it.

Thank you to NetGalley, Fair Winds and the author - Dr. Linnea Passaler for an ARC of this book.

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Ever since having Covid almost 2 years ago, I’ve been struggling with Nervous System Dysregulation. I’ve been following Dr. Linnea Passaler on social media for the last year+ and was so excited when I saw that she was publishing a book! I was even more excited when I got approved for an ARC!

Dr. Passaler has some amazing programs for those struggling with nervous system issues and Dysregulation. But if you can’t afford them, I truly feel that this book could be a great option! Though it does kind of read like an encyclopedia at times (no dumbing down in here!) I think that’s a good thing because the nervous system is very complex and it would be really difficult to convey this is a simplistic way.

This book is such a wealth of information. It explains how the nervous system works, gives clear reasons and examples of sensitivity and Dysregulation, and gives actual solutions. It might take some time to get through, but if you’re dealing with anxiety, ptsd, chronic cortisol issues, and especially if you’ve been diagnosed with any Dysregulation and/or Dysautonomia’s, I would highly recommend reading this book! It will truly help you so much, as working on regulating the nervous system takes knowledge and time.

Thank you so much to NetGalley & Fair Winds Press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This has helped me so much!

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