As a top sales agent in a major US city, Susan spent her days inside a flurry of time sensitive phone calls and text messages all while navigating traffic from one end of the city to another. The stress had built up over the years. Susan often felt anxious and suffered from tight neck and shoulder pain.
Determined to find relief, she had tried a number of tools and techniques. While many made her feel better in the short term, none had a lasting effect. To make matters worse, anxiety often found Susan when she was driving in her car. Trying to focus on calming her breath and driving at the same time was difficult.
When Susan learned about Dr. Porges’ work with the vagus nerve and its role in managing stress, she decided to contact Retune Health and give the Safe and Sound Protocol a try. One month after completing the program, the tension in her body was gone, replaced with a new sense of joy. “I catch myself singing in the shower! I haven’t done that in years,” Susan shared.
Four months after completing the program, this is what she had to say: “My anxiety is much, much better. I have more calm. Before when I had a stressful client issue, I had a knot in my stomach and now I just say to myself, ‘It is what it is. This is the client’s problem, not my problem.’ ”