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The Autonomic Nervous System & Our Well-Being

The Neuroscience Behind Joy & Tranquility

“We are at the mercy of our nervous system!” Bill Ryan exclaims in this talk on the three autonomic neural circuits that profoundly shape our response to our environment. Indeed, when they are functioning optimally, we heal and grow, but when they dysfunction, we experience stress and illness. Find out more about the fascinating inner workings of the autonomic nervous system and its role in our well-being.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 13 mins

About the Teacher

Bill Ryan, PhD

Bill Ryan earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin and holds degrees in nursing and public health (epidemiology). In addition to being licensed as a registered nurse, Bill is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. He brings 30 years of teaching experience in higher education in exercise science, public health, and nursing, and over 40 years of meditation practice to his current position on the staff of the PureRejuv Wellness Center, where he provides biofeedback services.

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