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Retrain your brain out of the chronic stress response to radically transform your health
When you've been battling chronic symptoms for months or years, you feel like you've tried everything under the sun to heal. So it can feel scary to try yet another program or protocol.
Unfortunately, that's usually when people find brain retraining—when they've already tried everything else. Fortunately, it often ends up being the missing piece in their healing puzzle.
Retraining your brain to regulate your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the foundation. This process allows you to determine which symptoms are a result of limbic system impairment (LSI) and which need to be addressed through other modalities.
Without nervous system regulation, other treatments may not work. With it, other treatments may become unnecessary. Or they may become 10 times more effective.
This is for you if you...
- suffer from constant fatigue that makes it impossible for you to live a full life
- know something is off, even though your doctors say your labs are all “normal”
- can only eat a handful of foods because of all your sensitivities & intolerances
- react with hypersensitivity to environmental stimuli - lights, sounds, smells, EMFs, etc.
- feel like detoxing has become a way of life and you fear the presence of mold, bacteria, and potential toxins
- have dizziness, brain fog, or aches & pains that come and go and have no apparent cause
find it difficult to focus during the day or get a good night’s sleep due to feeling “tired & wired”
- experience hormonal imbalances or gut issues that aren’t improving with food protocols & supplements
- fail to see much progress in your condition, even after dozens of treatments
- desire to develop greater emotional regulation & resilience to stress without having to dive right into trauma processing
**Visit our About page to see an overview of the conditions Vital-Side protocols can address.
Hear from Rewire Members
Anxiety, fatigue, & digestive issues
In remission from Interstitial Cystitis
Burning skin sensations & food sensitivities
My experience chronic illness began as a teen when I tested positive for Epstein-Barr virus. I continued to have a weak immune system during my young adult years.
I went on medical missions to indigenous places like rural Africa while earning my degree in biology. While studying to be a physician assistant in South America, I fell ill to various parasites that kept me fatigued with gut issues after returning to the U.S.
Then my husband found a tick on the back of my neck during a trip to the Redwoods. This tick bite unleashed the “perfect storm”—a build up of biological and environmental toxins due to years of exposure.
I tested positive for Lyme disease, multiple parasites, systemic candidiasis, and other co-infections. My doctors told me to make myself comfortable—that my diagnoses were something I'd have to deal with for the rest of my life. But I rejected this.
I began reading about the brain's ability to change—a concept referred to as neuroplasticity—and made the decision to begin brain retraining. This was the one defining decision that changed everything for me.
A modern + flexible approach to
Healing Using Nervous System Regulation
→Using applied positive psychology, we'll focus on character strengths & behaviors that allow us to build a life of meaning & purpose and go from surviving to thriving.
→With top-down regulation, we'll reframe our illness/symptoms and use conscious awareness to shift old belief systems and our physiological response to the world around us. Here we apply NLP tools, conceptual neuroscience, and create new emotional experiences.
→With bottom-up regulation, we'll use physical sensations to create a sense of safety through movement, breathing, EFT (tapping), and sensory experiences.
<<< All combined into one daily 20-minute practice >>>
The Vital-Side process is structured, not rigid.
In Vital-Side, we encourage you to start where you are. You're encouraged to take this course at your own pace, on your own time.
A unique component of Vital-Side is our quick techniques or "state changers" that can be used the moment you experience a symptom, to shift your brain's negative association to it.
You'll leave this course with a grab-bag of tools to use throughout the day, known as incidental training, and a longer technique that takes about 20 minutes to run through on your own in the process of incremental progress.
- A fully comprehensive 6-month commitment to break your conditioned stress response and help you reconnect with joy, peace, and ease in your daily life.
- 10+ hours of video content + bonus audios + instructional videos.
- Take the course in 10 days – 2 weeks; leave with a practice you’ll be repeat for a minimum of 20 minutes to a maximum of 1 hour per day for the next 6 months. The goal is to make brain retraining part of your daily routine.
...of your physiological stress responses.
Learn the science behind how the brain changes and how you respond to anything that happens in your life. Here, you'll start reframing your chronic illness & symptoms and start retraining your brain with simple daily exercises to create a new environment for a new reality. The FAQ section can help guide you as you get started.
...of where you are and an understanding of where you've been.
- In Module 2, you'll start learning ways to break your stress response through quick, daily state changers. You'll become aware of old beliefs that keep you held back and how they show up in your life. You'll learn how to increase dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins to get your "daily dose". You’ll also leave with tangible tools you can use the moment you experience a symptom.
In Module 3, you'll learn how new sensory experiences can create a new reality. You'll start to identify goals you have for yourself as you begin to understand the possibilities available to you today. We’ll go through a comprehensive state changer to add to your daily routine the moment you have a symptom.
...in your day-to-day life to break away from the conditioned stress response and reconnect with your innate resilience.
- A deeper understanding of fight-flight-freeze to start creating massive shifts in our lives through Vital-Side’s 7 Steps. In these steps, you’ll learn a structured protocol using shifting your sensory experience, visualization tools, breathing, and more to achieve the goals you have for yourself & connect with your parasympathetic rest-and-digest response. (PLUS learn bonus state changers like laughter yoga, the Emotional Freedom Technique, and more).
- Learn ways to shift limiting beliefs and create new belief systems in a structured way. We review how we are changing the brain through epigenetics and brain waves, and go through the most important part of brain retraining – Incremental Progress. We’ll also talk about what the next 6+ months will look like and how to set yourself up for success, which includes communication with friends and family.
- Get the extended and audio condensed versions of the 7 Steps
- Access Limbic system specific meditations
- Additional reading recommendations
- ONE FREE WEEK in our LIVE group community – Vital-Side Ed
Throughout the video course, you’ll be using your guidebook to follow along with course material and apply it to your unique healing journey. This 64-page guide helps you to personalize your practice and focus on all areas that you’ll want to spend the most time in. This is your go to resource for all assignments.
This private container allows you to step away from social media throughout the brain retraining process while still being able to connect with other brain retrainers on similar paths. Lindsay often conducts live videos and the Vital-Side team regularly provides prompts, posts, and relevant content to refer back to throughout your Vital-Side journey. This is also where you can direct message Lindsay with your questions.
You can directly message Lindsay and the Vital-Side team 24/7 with questions about your practice in the Vital-Side Members private cohort. We are here as cheerleaders, facilitarors, and supporters for you as you rewire your brain and navigate your healing journey.
Vital-Side Ed LIVE is for Rewire members who are looking for additional resources & inspiration to add to their practice and learn more about the continual application of brain retraining. We meet live every week on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM CT for 1-hour sessions that include a mix of Educational Sessions to curate your practice; Check-in Sessions for added accountability & community; and Q&A Sessions to learn to connect deeper to your practice. Try this out FREE for one week when you join Rewire, and you can continue your subscription for $20/session.
These are meditations designed to be adjuncts to your retraining practice. Both the morning and nighhttime meditation are approximately 34-minutes long. The morning meditation will help you gain motivation and clarity first thing in the morning, and the nighttime meditation will help to calm your nervous system before bed by connecting with positive imagery. There is also a 6-minute reminder meditation to help you reconnect with your healing journey throughout the day.
Lindsay is always updating the tools and content to keep you up-to-date with the most current information in the neuroplasticity field. In addition to the course content, you'll receive LIVE videdo calls from Lindsay describing certain techniques, expanding on different subjects, and adding value to your course content to make sure the techniques & tools are working for you.
In private sessions, you'll meet one-on-one with Lindsay to personalize your brain retraining practice to meet your specific needs. You can do this in a single, 75-minute Mastermind Session, then later complete one-off hourly sessions or a package of 3 sessions. These can be scheduled at your discretion throughout your brain retraining process for additional support and to gain more personalized tools to reach actionable goals and find symptom relief. **Private sessions are currently only offered to Rewire Members. Those who have completed another program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.**
At the end of 2020, I was on family & medical leave from my full-time job and barely able to make it up the stairs without experiencing severe pain. I'm doing the POTS 5K next week in Boston. Vital-Side was the spark to the fire that opened up this possibility for me, and I'm really grateful I found Rewire.
Anxiety, food sensitivities, chronic pain
This is great for anyone that is just starting to retrain their limbic system, as well as anyone that is deep in the process. This program provides a caring, detailed approach that supports any aspect of limbic system impairment and is a tailored experience, specific to one's needs.
Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)
I was skeptical and had no idea what to expect, but Lindsay explained the science behind each step we worked through. When I started to do the exercises, I noticed a change within the first week. Now, I stick to doing them all the time because I know they make me feel better.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Being able to do this from home via video was very personal. Lindsay is so positive that it's almost impossible not to feel uplifted. It's amazing how much lighter and more positive I felt after learning I could heal myself! I immediately felt better after doing a few minutes of practice.
Mold illness (CIRS)
I started Vital-Side a little over six months ago after trying literally everything else over the past 15 years. I decided to enroll in Reset, A 7-Day Brain Retraining Course. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical, but I figured it couldn't make things any worse! I had been dealing with chronic pain for so long that my mindset was very negative. My beliefs were extremely limiting and my anxiety and depression was through the roof, but Vital-Side changed my life!
I was blown away by the knowledge that Lindsay shared about the link between chronic pain and our brain & nervous system. It all made sense to me. Why hadn’t any doctors or specialists brought this up over the last 15 years?! Finally, I had answers to why my doctors thought I was an anomaly and why they couldn’t help me.
After completing Reset, I joined Rewire, The Vital-Side Membership and began implementing the things I learned daily. I was hopeful for the first time in a long time! But it wasn’t until I truly believed my healing was 100% possible that I started seeing changes. Now, I tell everyone about brain retraining and nervous system regulation because it’s the only thing that has brought me REAL results!
chronic headaches, digestive issues & food sensitivities, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, vulva pain, hormone imbalance
ALL my physical symptoms are diminishing and I'm confident that as I continue to make brain training a daily practice, I will experience a full recovery. The best part is that my husband and teenage boys see a noticeable difference in me. I'm so grateful to have found Lindsay and Vital-Side! I am forever changed.
>>> Add Weekly Group Sessions <<<
Connect LIVE each week to add accountability, community, and curation to your brain retraining practice.
*You must purchase Rewire before selecting this option.*
>>> Not sure if Rewire is right for you?
Start with Reset! <<<
This short course is designed to reset your survival responses and give you a taste of what it's like to be a Rewire Member. Find out if Vital-Side is right for you with these 7 daily videos, each 7 minutes or less, that include techniques to help you make positive changes to brain.
Listen to episode 57:
What is Brain Retraining?
Are you struggling to understand your brain and body’s impulse reactions to certain stressors or triggers in your life? In this episode, Lindsay shares tangible tools to begin your brain retraining journey and breaks down how to identify what an acute stress response looks like. She also discusses the role our stress hormones play in that response and shares a visualization exercise you can try from the comfort of your home.
Listen on Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Interviews with Trusted Practitioners
Already completed a brain retraining program?
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