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How Psycho-emotional Health Influences the Physical

The exploration of various tools and techniques to enhance your psycho-emotional health during therapy sessions.  A truly therapeutic and holistic naturopathic approach encompasses a range of effective strategies. The details of these modalities can be discussed once our collaborative journey begins. In the meantime, you can learn more about some of the various techniques and methods offered. 

I look forward to supporting you on your path to emotional well-being. 

Connection Practice

Vagal Tone Rehabilitation

Body Scan & Balancing



My mission and purpose is rooted in the transformative power to creatively resolve patterns of stress, whether they are internal or involve others. Issues require resolution, and The Connection Practice is not only a technique for stress reduction but also a profound tool for conflict resolution.


Wherever the Connection Practice is initiated, it becomes the cornerstone of a cooperative, more easeful, and productive culture. My vision extends beyond the individual, envisioning a world where every person embraces and practices the art of connection, passing this invaluable gift on to the next generation.


Join us on this journey towards a healthier, more connected world.

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Vagal Tone Rehabilitation

Practical Applications and Techniques

For individuals seeking to enhance their vagal tone, various practical techniques can be incorporated into daily routines:

  • Breathing Exercises: Slow, deep breathing activates the vagus nerve, promoting relaxation and improved HRV. Techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing and alternate nostril breathing are particularly effective.

  • Cold Exposure: Brief exposure to cold, such as cold showers or splash face with cold water, can stimulate the vagus nerve and improve its tone.

  • Gargling and Singing: Activities that engage the vocal cords, such as gargling, singing, and humming, can stimulate the vagus nerve.

  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Regular mindfulness practices have been shown to enhance vagal tone, reduce stress, and improve immune function.

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Breathwork is one of the most effective ways to bring calming to your system on your own. Because we do not have conscious control over the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, it is called "indirect stimulation" of the vagus nerve to deep breathe. Deep diaphragmatic breathing is with long, slow exhales, also called belly breathing. Do this for a minimum of two minutes and up to ten is recommended. This indirect stimulation of the vagus nerve through breathwork is one of the most effective ways to bring calming to your system on your own.

Some studies suggested that the vagus nerve is what allows us to get into a mental state of “flow” which can be activated through singing. As you probably have guessed, meditation is a great way to increase vagal tone. Studies consistently show meditators have an overall increase in positive emotions, like joy, interest, amusement, serenity, and hope. Prayer and laughter also have good vagal toning effects. Studies have found that higher vagal tone is associated with greater closeness to others and more altruistic behavior. Also, avoidance of stimulants such as coffee and caffeine, nicotine chocolate, sugar and licorice root can mitigate over-stimulation, thus burn-out.

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