Have you heard of “Glimmers”?

“Trigger” has become a commonplace term in our cultural lexicon, but few people know about the opposite of triggers: glimmers. Coined by Deb Dana, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in complex trauma, in her 2018 book “The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, “glimmers” refers to small moments when our biology is in a place of connection or regulation, which cues our nervous system to feel safe or calm.”We’re not talking great, big, expansive experiences of joy or safety or connection,” Deb says. “These are micro moments that begin to shape our system in very gentle ways.”So, what is a glimmer? Glimmers aren’t just tiny moments that bring joy or happiness, they can also spark ease, relaxation, safety, connection or a feeling that the world is OK even for a fleeting moment.Glimmers can be found in different places and senses….

“You feel something happen inside,” Dana says. “There’s an energy that happens around a glimmer, and then your brain then marks it as well.”

Glimmers – small moments of joy –  how about these?

Raise your arms above your head in the ELDOA arm position –  invigorating
After 5 cycles of the general ELDOA – calmness
New clients reaction after releasing out of a cervical ELDOA – a sigh
The look on peoples faces after L5/S1 at the end of a class –  elation 

 There’s more. Find them when you move with us…our Movement “Pharmacy” is just what the integrative medicine and healthcare mindset ordered.