Magic plants and coregulation

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

by John Wood

The dieta is done and as usual, I am in awe of these plants 🀯

Words will never do the experience justice.

Some (most?) things either wouldn’t make sense or wouldn’t seem believable.

But what I can tell you is this:

I’ve never been more convinced in nervous system work than I am right now.

Every time I drink psychedelic brews like Ayahuasca or San Pedro, this happens.

I think I know how great this nervous system approach is…

…but then I see another level or layer to it.

Another reason why it’s so critical.

Another reason why the world needs it now more than ever.

It’s nothing new to me… just an intensification.

And a deeper understanding of how to use the techniques.

For example, one technique that I teach in Rageheart is to track difficult sensations throughout the body πŸ’‚β€β™€οΈ

It’s a powerful technique that works well in certain situations…

…but in other situations, it fails miserably (and actually makes things worse 😒).

Sometimes what the system needs is not to focus on the feeling (which can feel like another threat, maintaining and increasing sympathetic activation) but to focus on cultivating parasympathetic mode so that the uncomfortable feeling can “coregulate” to the state of rest, syncing up and eventually relaxing and releasing.

This is what should have happened in childhood but didn’t.

Mum, Dad or the caregiver didn’t teach the child how to soothe or regulate their emotional states.

The child was upset and then the parent was upset… but the adult wasn’t regulated in their own nervous system so there was no way for the child to learn how to do it for themselves.

Fast forward to now and what we need (sometimes) is to be the calm, resourced, parasympathetic adult that we didn’t have access to as kids…

…and then the parts of ourselves that are still stuck in fight-flight-freeze can finally get what they need.

This is a huge part of what happens inside Rageheart:



One of many insights from this dieta.

Again, nothing new from what I’ve been saying for months (in a sense)… just a deeper understanding.

More to come πŸ’ͺ


John Wood

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