The Window Of Tolerance or The Window Capacity? Which Do You Prefer?

The name for the window of tolerance has never quite sat right with me. I can’t take credit for this, but a few months ago, during a Polyvagal Teen® workshop, one of the participants shared with me a different term: the window of capacity. Immediately, a visualization popped into my mind—a squashed sandwich!  I wish […]

State creates story

Polyvagal theory proposes that state creates story. Recognising those stories increases awareness. As stories can be told in third person – this can feel safer for young people or clients. Try the interactive storytelling board here online.

Can you really die from a broken heart?

Have you ever felt like your heart was breaking due to stress? I know I have. When I was just 13 years old, I lost my father and it felt like my heart shattered into a million pieces.  I have grown up with this strange felt sense of knowing that my father passed away due to a broken heart through stress.

New age philosophy, manifestation and a positivity bias

New age philosophy, manifestation, and the power of positive thinking have become increasingly popular in recent years.  After all who doesn’t love a bit of magic sprinkled into everyday life? The idea that we can change our circumstances by simply focusing on what we want or believing something is possible has been embraced by many […]

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