Learning strategies for managing hypoarousal can help you more effectively respond to stress, improve your capacity for emotional self-regulation, and expand your window of tolerance. When we are in our window of tolerance—or optimal zone—we can respond to life’s demands and challenges with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and successfully accomplish our day-to-day activities. Extreme stress or trauma can… Read More
Window of Tolerance
Strategies for Decreasing Hyperarousal
Practicing strategies for decreasing hyperarousal can help you better manage stress, learn to self-regulate your emotions, and improve your window of tolerance. The window of tolerance is the optimal zone where we function most effectively in responding to the demands of life. We are calm, able to think clearly, and manage day-to-day activities. The impact of significant stress or trauma can… Read More
Understanding Your Window of Tolerance
Understanding your window of tolerance is a useful tool in creating better resilience and improving your ability to manage stressful and challenging situations, especially during difficult times of adversity. Let’s explore the window of tolerance and how it affects you and your ability to respond to the demands of life.