192. The Vagus Nerve, Anxiety & Tools to Manage Stress [Podcast with Jessica Maguire] - PCOS Diva
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192. The Vagus Nerve, Anxiety & Tools to Manage Stress [Podcast with Jessica Maguire]

“It’s about getting to know our nervous system and recognizing those different states. And then having a range of tools that we can use that attune to where we’re at.

Women with PCOS tend to have an upregulated nervous system. This means there is more nerve cell firing, making it harder for your body to relax after a stressful situation. It’s important to know the role of the vagas nerve and how it affects the way your body processes stress.
Amy has invited Jessica Maguire on the PCOS Diva Podcast. Jessica is a knowledgeable Trauma Informed Physiotherapist. Her specialty is teaching patients about the vagus nerve and how stress-related illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and autoimmune issues can arise from dysregulation after chronic or traumatic stress.
In this episode, Amy and Jessica discuss how our vagus nerve plays a critical role in our mental and physical health and tips for managing anxiety and stress with PCOS.


Listen in and learn:
  • What the vagus nerve is and the role it has
  • Tools for managing anxiety & stress
  • The difference between the thinking brain vs the survival brain
  • How to pay attention to your emotions and recognize how to respond
  • The benefits of co-regulation


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Resources mentioned:

Jessica’s website



Jessica Maguire is a trauma-informed integrative Physiotherapist, passionate about teaching people the tools and resources that reshape the brain and vagus nerve. Knowledge is power and the right tools bring increased self-regulation, a more balanced nervous system and greater resilience to face life’s demands. This also lies at the heart of improving chronic & traumatic stress, as well as chronic pain and illnesses.

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