As an empath, highly sensitive person, and someone who has four out of five of Dabrowski's overexcitabilities (sensual, imaginational, intellectual, emotional, and psychomotor) - regulating my nervous system has been an ongoing practice and place of deep learning and experimentation for me. While at times, these sensitivities/intensities can inspire an almost magical experience of life and can be great for artists and the creative process, they can also make certain aspects of life more challenging to navigate.
I want to start sharing the practices, tools, and resources that are most useful for me in this long learning curve of nervous system regulation in case they are useful for you as well if you're in the midst of exploring your own (or your child/grandchild’s) sensitivities and intensities or are simply craving more peacefulness and balance.
It may be obvious from my posts that one of the most foundational practices for me is moving my body in the beauty of nature. We already know that we are absolutely meant to commune with nature - since we are a part of nature. Nature's beauty: the sun, the air, the particular shade of green grass or tree leaves - speaks to our senses and grounds us in that which is so much bigger than our small/ego self.
Truly one of the fastest and easiest ways to reset / bring our systems into balance is diving into nature. There has been research study after research study proving that spending time in "green space" has vast physical/mental/emotional health benefits. If we have access to this resource, it behooves us to put it to good use. Let this be a reminder (for both you and me!) to get out into it if it's been a while.