Norah Mahony

The importance of working with your nervous system as a woman in business with trauma

Trauma can have a significant impact on the nervous system, particularly in women who are building a business. Trauma can lead to a heightened stress response, hypervigilance, and anxiety, all of which can impact productivity and the ability to connect with clients. Therefore, it is essential to work with the nervous system to regulate it and develop the skills and practices that support mental and emotional health.

One of the most effective ways to regulate the nervous system is through meditation. Meditation can reduce anxiety, improve focus, and promote a sense of calm and balance. It can also be done at any time and in any place, making it an accessible tool for regulating the nervous system.

Deep breathing is another practice that can help regulate the nervous system. Taking slow, deep breaths can calm the body and mind, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. It can be particularly helpful during moments of high stress or anxiety.

Gentle movement, such as yoga or stretching, can also be an effective tool for regulating the nervous system. It can reduce tension in the body, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. Movement can also help release emotions that are stored in the body, which is particularly important for those who have experienced trauma.

Creating a work environment that feels safe and supportive is also crucial for regulating the nervous system. This could mean setting clear boundaries around work hours and expectations, creating a designated workspace, or working from home. It is important to create an environment that promotes relaxation and calm and reduces stress.

Working with a business coach who understands the impact of trauma on the nervous system can be incredibly helpful. We can help you to identify triggers, develop strategies for managing them, and provide accountability, support, and guidance. We can also help build a business that is aligned with personal values and passions.

Ultimately, prioritising one’s own healing and well-being is essential for building a successful business as a woman with trauma. By working with the nervous system and developing skills and practices that support mental and emotional health, one can create a sustainable, fulfilling business that aligns with personal values and passions.