Peace in the Face of Fear

I got a reminder this week of the importance of being able to regulate your nervous system.

I was out for my early morning run. 

I had just finished running and was cooling off when I noticed a lady walking 2 dogs down the street. One was a small and the other, medium sized.

As the larger dog became aware of my presence, it started to growl, bark, bare it’s teeth. I remember thinking, I’m glad it’s on a leash.

All of a sudden, the dog started to run towards me. My stomach sank, I noticed that the owner did not have him on a leash.

I got scared.

I immediately felt my nervous system start to engage the fight/flight mechanism.

In the very next moment, I heard a voice from deep inside me say, stay calm. My intuition said, if you run, it will chase you.

In that split second, I listened to my intuition and took a deep breath to decrease my heart rate and calm myself down. I got to a place of peace within.

The owner was yelling at her dog at this point but I knew she would never catch him. I knew she would not be able to help me.

This was between me and the dog.

I continued to breathe, stayed rooted where I was and calmed down.

The dog was a few houses away from me now and stopped. It was still barking and growling but no longer running towards me.

I was in a state where I had the ability to say, the calmer you get, the calmer the dog will get.

I turned my back to the dog and slowly walked away.

I was so thankful that in that split second I had to tools and skill to engage in calmness.

This is the importance of the work we do when you come in for visits or take a course with me online.

This body of work has saved me countless times and it can for you too.

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Published by Dr. Amanda Chan

Dr. Amanda Chan is a non-traditional chiropractor located in Ottawa, ON. She focuses on Neuro-Optimization which looks at the physical, emotional and thought patterns affecting your body and your life. Her mission is to give you specific tools and strategies to guide you on your healing journey.

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