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Stress Cycle Regulation for Leaders & Caretakers with Victoria-Maria Albina

If you could create the "perfect you", what would that look like? What kind of qualities would you have? How would you feel as you carried out daily life? In this episode, Jacob Moore hosts Maria-Victoria Albina who tells us that above all else, the key to feeling yourself is through nervous system regulation and slowing down!

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  1. How to keep stress levels in check during times of disruption, panic, or high-stakes situations

  2. How to break free from our conditioned responses to stress so we can make decisions that support our short and long-term goals

  3. Somatic practices that help you regulate your nervous system and complete the stress cycle

All too often, our sympathetic nervous systems are set off by our daily routines. How can we identify those factors and what can we do to cope? By utilizing breathwork Ms. Albina encourages us that regulating your nervous system is well within reach.

"We need to pause and slow things down, so we can remember that we do the most good for all when we approach life with slowness, with presence, with mindfulness." - Maria-Victoria Albina

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Episode Timestamps:

04:50 - Our nervous systems in the modern age

07:35 - Identifying nervous system triggers

09:05 - The 3 states of polyvagal theory

11:00 - Your breath as a roadmap

12:35 - Start with boundaries

18:30 - Reinforce trust in yourself through habits

21:25 - They myth of the 'silver bullet'

24:00 - Why you need to SLOW DOWN!

27:50 - How a foundation of relational independence paves the way for relational success

32:05 - The guiding nervous system sets the tone for all nervous systems

About Maria-Victoria Albina:

María-Victoria Albina (she/her) is a Master Certified Somatic Life Coach, UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping humans socialized as women realize that they are their own best healers by reconnecting with their bodies and minds, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy.

She is the host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Munsee Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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About Jacob Moore:

Jacob Moore is the creator of 5 Bridges to Wellness and the founder of NoStigmas mental health support community. As an empowered childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob writes and speaks internationally about trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness. He splits his time between Chicago and the open road.

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