Three Easy Resets for Your Brain to Boost Energy and Improve Mood
The Pineal, The Pituitary, and the Hypothalamus Glands
One of the things I really love is easy brain/nervous system resets that I can do on both myself and on my clients and more importantly, that I can teach my clients to do!
Anytime you can do a reset of the brain/nervous system, and help take it out of sympathetic (fight-or-flight mode) it has a huge impact on your entire body. In this video, I’ll show you three easy resets that can help you reset your sleep, your hormones, and your nervous system.
Those are areas that we can all benefit from. How do I know? From the number of people who come into my office on a regular basis saying, I can't sleep, my hormones are a mess and I deal with anxiety or depression! These issues have become way too common!
I’ll give you simple resets for the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus. These are all located in the head and have a huge impact on how your body responds to stress, overwhelm and just having too much thrown at you on a daily basis.
Before you start, always do a short scan of your body and notice if you're tense and where. Notice what your breathing is like. Notice how you feel. After the reset, you’ll pause and do another assessment. Did you become more relaxed? Did your breathing calm? Did your shoulders relax? Did your jaw relax? Just notice without judging.
The first reset we’ll look at is for the pineal gland. Why is the pineal important? Because it runs your body clock. It's what determines and tells the body, “Hey, it's time to go to sleep or it's time to wake up”. Being able to reset the pineal gland is super important. Use this reset whether it's for daylight savings time, or after travel to a different time zone or just because your sleep isn't as good as it could be.
Watch the video for the full demo - I’ll just give a brief review summary here: With the heels of your hands, press in on the sides of your temples. The rest of your hand will just rest lightly on top of your head; press gently in and up. As you press in and up you’re going to breathe in and as you relax your hands you’ll breathe out. Repeat three times. Be sure you're paying attention to what it's doing for you!
Now let’s look at the pituitary gland - this impacts your ability to assimilate proteins and fats and make hormones - it can also impact weight gain when the hormones are out of balance.
This is very similar to the pineal reset but you’ll have one hand pinching lightly at the top of the nose and the other hand flat against the back of your head - you’ll use the same pressing, releasing and breathing technique that you did for the pineal. You can see this more clearly in the video.
Now we move to the hypothalamus - it’s the command center that connects the endocrine hormone system with the nervous system. This can impact hormone issues, food cravings, sleep issues, and even weight gain.
It's also where we tend to get migraine headaches. One of the biggest contributors to migraines is not digesting your fats. This reset is very easy - simply rubbing on your temples with your 3 middle fingers plus the correct breathing that I show you in the video.
Resetting the hypothalamus is an easy win! Actually, all three are pretty easy. You could just set a timer for every hour or two hours, and pause for a minute to do a reset. Notice your breathing. Notice your voice. Notice your shoulders. Notice your jaw. Notice your gut. Are you noticing where it's a little more relaxed?
There you have it - three easy brain/nervous system resets that you can do anywhere, anytime and help move you out of sympathetic (fight-or-flight) mode and into parasympathetic (rest and digest) mode!
Be sure to leave your comments and let us know what you discover!
Where is the video demo for the three resets?
Thanks for asking – the video is in the post – right at the top
Not sure why the video is not here – – have asked our tech guy to address it. In the meantime you can find the video on our YouTube site (www.CherylTownsleyTV.com). Just do a search for pineal or hypothalamus.
Thanks for your patience as we have a lot of moving parts this month that we are getting connected.
Were is the video
Diana – thanks for asking – the video is at the top of the page – just click on the picture of Cheryl.
It’s at the top of the article – just click on the picture of Cheryl and it will play.
Thanks so much for asking!
Great techniques but I can’t access the
Video to visually see how it’s done. Could you kindly send me the link to the video?
Thanks Caroline – I just looked at the post and the video is right at the top of the page – it’s a picture of Cheryl but if you click on it, it plays the video. Hope this helps.
This is awesome! Thanks very much for sharing! This study compliments what I am learning from my Wealth Coach (Dr. Hannes Dreyer) concerning the impact of our thoughts and emotions on the realities we create in our life and the hypothalamus main function is to assist us deal with our emotions. Thus we also need to know how to care for our hypothalamus.
Resetting the hypothalamus has helped many of my clients. Glad you are finding it useful!
Yes, I am Cheryl! Thanks very much for sharing! I have subscribed to your newsletter because I find your website very educative on on lifestyle for health matters.
We love when people learn and share – thanks!
Not sure when you first released the info on the reset, but I’ve read the comments & looks like access to your video is still inaccessible. I have to wonder …..what’s up & how can I find lace my confidence in
“Life Style for Health. “ I hope that matters to you as much as it does individuals searching for help & support.
Thanks for your note Peggy – I just went back and checked the post. The picture at the top of the post is the video – just click on the play button that is in the picture and the video will play for your. Let me know if you have any more problems, but you should be good to go.You can also click on this link and watch it in YouTube: https://youtu.be/o8tmnkr-ka4
I just came across this on my phone. Tried the resets and they worked!!!!!!
Is it possible for you to send me the resets in print form??? I would appreciate it greatly. Wonderful information. Thank you
Barb – I don’t have a document for these – just what’s in the post.
Thanks so much! Have read the comments and sad so many people miss the video, might be worthwhile posting at bottom or big text under video saying ‘click on image above for video’. Will be using these resets, have really been struggling with imbalances in mood for years after quitting ssri’s
On it! Thanks,
Thanks so much! Have read the comments and sad so many people miss the video, might be worthwhile posting at bottom or big text under video saying ‘click on image above for video’. Will be using these resets, thanks!
Thanks Brandan – good noticing and I need to look at that. We have a lot piece like this that we’re working to make better and easier over the next couple of months and appreciate all feedback. Blessings,