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Self-Care to Regulate the Nervous System with Dr. Alisa Kriegel

In this episode of What You’re Craving, Molly connects again with clinical psychologist Dr. Alisa Kriegel. Today, they discuss the importance of self-care in regulating the nervous system and how to identify the tools to get into a calmer state. 

There is sometimes a misconception that self-care is an act of selfishness but in reality, is an act of self-love. Being present and enjoying the moment is one of the most important exercises to calm the nervous system. But it’s a practice. And as with every practice, it takes time.

An important component of this topic that needs to be addressed is multitasking. Multitasking has a considerable impact on the nervous system, and it makes us uncomfortable, even if we don’t realize it. People do many things at once due to various reasons, but the main one is fear of not being productive. We are inherently used to chaos, and sometimes we forget to take a break, despite being extremely important for the nervous system. Tune in to learn more!

Episode Quotes

  • “Self-care starts with the hardest place to be: yourself.”
  • “We all have responsibility for self-care and for putting ourselves first in terms of what we need to be effective in the world to feel good.”

About Dr. Alisa Kriegel

Dr. Alisa Kriegel is a clinical psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience. She has a private practice in New York City, working with individual adults and couples. She has extensive training in DBT and Mindfulness. Dr. Kriegel’s podcast “Let’s Talk About Sex, Really” can be found on all major platforms. Her memoir, “Take the Fear with You and Jump” is set to come out in Fall 2024.

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About Molly Carmel

Molly is a leading addiction and eating disorder therapist and the founder of the BeaconProgram, which offers individual and group solutions to help people break free from their destructive relationships with food and dieting. She is also the author of ‘Breaking up with Sugar’ and the host of ‘What You’re Craving’ Podcast.

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