the vagus nerve

Episode #10

The body's unique super power to comabt anxiety: The Vagus Nerve

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In this month's episode of The Mindful Toolbox, we're talking about the vagus nerve and how we can use our knowledge of it to support students with anxiety.

We explore our emotional response, how this is impacted by the vagus nerve and how we can stimulate it to optimise it's function. We share how we, at Bettering Youth, use this knowledge to improve our 1-1 tuition sessions.

Our biggest takeaway:

"We need to make sure we're offering (students) a variety of different tools so that they can try and get the benefit and relief they've been looking for."

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If your family is dealing with a big transition,

If your family has a busy schedule and there hardly feels time to sit and breathe,

If you know your child is struggling to prepare for upcoming exams,

This training is for you.

I talk about...

  • Our emotional response patterns
  • Defining the Vagus Nerve
  • Stimulating the Vagus Nerve
  • How understanding the V.N helps us to provide more opportunity and variety to students who 'can't sit still.'

Other Resources

The Ebook to help your child establish their values, mission statement, self-care practises and healthy boundaries.

Download our Ebook on how to host family meetings to encourage more effective communication.

Exams can be stressful, but they don't have to be!

Download our ebook that explains the seven steps for stress free exam season.

11+ exa, stress free

Watch a previous episode of the Mindful Toolbox

About the Show

Mindful Toolbox is your monthly dose of emotional and mental wellbeing coaching to support your family from Mindfulness coach and Teacher, Sarahlynn.

Sarahlynn's goal of the Mindful Toolbox is to provide bite-sized learning opportunities that are grounded in research, are practical, effective.

Each month you're invited to join us live for a session that will discuss the tips, tools and activities to support children's mental and emotional health.

There's no need to walk this journey alone.

Be sure to register to get access to our monthly sessions.


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Everything that we do at Bettering Youth is backed by evidence, which is why we wanted to share with
you the research for which we have based our highly successful programmes on.

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