Additional Supportive Resources for individuals affected by brain tumours
These resources are compiled as additional links for individuals to review
The Vagus nerve
This 8-minute video offers an overview of the Vagus nerve. The longest cranial nerve, it oversees a vast array of crucial bodily functions and may hold the key to relief from anxiety, chronic pain, and other issues affecting those living with brain tumours. The video previews of some free YouTube and other online resources for starter exercises to tone the Vagus nerve.
This 11-minute video offers an overview of Somatic Movement and gentle self-care exercises for bodily unwinding and the resetting of the Vagus nerve. It also provides a brief overview of a variety of freely available Feldenkrais movement teachings, which are called ATMs or Awareness through Movement practices. These teachings focus on eye and hand awareness and are to be done with no pain or discomfort
The previous two videos on the Vagus nerve covered movements or practices that could be done seated, lying down or even just imagined in mind. This third video goes a bit beyond the basic Vagal tone training and into deeper practices. These might be worth exploring for possibilities in cross-brain training (with a lot of Qigong offerings including standing exercises), neurosensory explorations and the Emotional Freedom Tapping system.