Nervous System Mastery
Nervous System Mastery

Nervous System Mastery

⚡ Rewire Your Neurobiology with evidence-backed protocols

👨‍🎓 This training will give you a life-changing toolkit to cultivate calm, upgrade resilience & increase aliveness

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Our upcoming Fall cohort runs October 7th — November 8th, 2024. Apply below to secure your spot (the Spring cohort sold out) — and as a listener of the Modern Wisdom podcast, you can use the code WISDOM to save $250 on enrolment.

Apply here

“Nervous System Mastery felt like discovering the missing piece of the puzzle. I remember thinking ‘this is ridiculously effective’”

Philip F, Design & Behaviour Change Consultant.

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👩‍💼 Join Alumni from These Companies

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🙋‍♂️ Is This Course For You?

I’ve found the most motivated people who are willing to commit to this training fall into one of three categories:

  • Execs, Team Leaders & Founders who have woken up to the non-negotiable work of taking responsibility for their emotional state.
  • Creatives & Freelancers who wish to share their gifts with the world but feel over-stimulated and have been prone to burnout in the past.
  • Executive Coaches & Clinical Practitioners who are curious to learn more of the neuroscience of stress and add tools to their toolkit.
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"We don't actually experience the world—instead we filter reality through the state of our nervous system."
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👨‍🎓 What You Will Learn

  • Explore how to self-regulate emotions + shift into states of calm as well as the underlying mechanisms that impact decision making.¹
  • Increase your window of tolerance & stress resilience—as measured by your resting average 'Heart Rate Variability' (HRV) + ventral vagal tone to create more energy, deeper rest & heightened creativity.²
  • Discover why the condition of your nervous system augments your experience of reality & how to use 'IF [THIS] THEN [BREATHE]' as a remote control for your state.
  • Rewire maladaptive responses using research-backed protocols that also improve blood chemistry & nervous system wellbeing.
  • Increase confidence in your ability to calmly respond in the face of stress and reduce the odds of being hijacked by your evolutionary fear-response.
  • Break-free from an over-reliance on stimulants, invest in insurance against burnout and feel more fully alive.

¹'Heart Rate Variability and Decision-Making: Autonomic Responses in Making Decisions' by Forte et al 2021 (link)

²'Systematic Review of Associations Between Interoception, Vagal Tone, and Emotional Regulation' by Thomas Pinna et al 2020 (link)

That we can turn fear into peace, dullness into clarity, or anger into understanding, at will, in minutes is a life defining moment. Nervous System Mastery shows you how.
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“I remember the first time I consciously guided my nervous system away from a flight-or-fight response. It was in an argument with someone I loved. Because of this, I was able to choose a creative response. It changed both of our lives. I'm going to buy the next five courses Jonny creates. That's how good this was.”

Erick Godsey, Coach at Fit for Service, specializing in Behavior Change, Internal Family Systems and Depth Psychology

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“NSM is a powerful tool in the personal toolbox. It helps me be more present, ground myself, and regulate my energy through the ups & downs of running a startup.

Best of all, I have lifetime access to the course materials which lets me visit (and revisit) lessons to better incorporate them into my daily life.”

Ben Kellie, previously full-time Launch + Test Engineer at SpaceX, currently CEO at The Launch Co. a pioneering rocket ship launch startup.

🫁 Primer on Nervous System Literacy

🤯 My guess is that no-one ever taught you how your nervous system really works... let alone that with training you can learn to consciously control it.

  • We live in a broken culture that traps us in co-dependant addictive cycles – meaning we are addicted consumers of various external substances, pills or products promising to change our state.
  • Why are we trapped? Because no-one taught us the art & science of 'interoception' — meaning your capacity to experience our inner-landscape & consciously self-regulate.
  • Worse still, prolonged periods of high-stress causes 'allostatic overload' to accumulate—this increases the fragility of our nervous system leading to anxiety, exhaustion & ultimately burnout.
  • Walking this path of truly mastering your nervous system means feeling in total control of your internal fuel system — either pressing your foot on the gas pedal or recovering from intense output — whatever the moment requires.
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No prior experience necessary. All protocols are completely safe and backed by quality peer-reviewed research.
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“I can safely say this course is the single best investment I’ve made in my health and wellbeing. It almost feels like I’ve unlocked cheat codes for the game of life.

Nervous System Mastery has been life-changing for me. It’s equipped me with the knowledge and tools for regulating my nervous system, coming home to my body, surfing my emotions, and accessing my desired state of being ‘on demand’. The more I learn, the more I realise almost everything in life is connected to the nervous system and yet it took me more than three decades to learn how it works.”

– Jonathan Carson is an entrepreneur & writer, sharing ancient wisdom & modern science at the now.

👨‍🏫 The NSM Curriculum

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The theory + protocols included in this training draw on quality research from quality peer-reviewed studies and have been distilled for ease of learning.

- Click on the ▸ button ▸ to expand each section below:

WEEK 1: Nervous System Fundamentals

WEEK 2: Interoception vs. Reactivity

WEEK 3: Shift Your State

WEEK 4: Master Your Emotions

WEEK 5: Environment Redesign

VAULT: Bonus Content

🧠  PLUS Weekly Expert Q&A Sessions // Previous guest speakers include a hot-seat coaching session sought after executive coach Joe Hudson, Bodywork specialist Eddie Ulm, Neuroscientist & breathwork researcher Satori Clarke, Somatic Coach Conni Biesalski.

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👨‍🏫 Meet Your Instructor

Jonny Miller, Nervous System Specialist.

In 2017, my fiancée suffered from an anxiety attack — the changes in her brain chemistry in that moment led her to the misguided conclusion that she needed to take her own life.

I believe that if she and others like her had known about and had access to self-regulation practices, these tragedies could be avoided.

http://jonnymiller.co

In the years since I’ve co-authored the comprehensive Emotional Resilience in Leadership Report with Jan Chipchase, and spent thousands of cumulative hours researching, training & mentoring high-performers and professionals — from the CEO of a rocket-launch company to startup founders recovering from burnout as well as busy parents, early-stage solopreneurs & school-teachers.

Previous students of Nervous System Mastery have included professionals hailing from Slack, Google, Automattic, Facebook, Twitter, IDEO, Salesforce, Amazon, Polygon, Youtube, Meta, Microsoft, Apple, Paramount, Adobe, Calm Company Fund & Harvard Business School.

Learn more about Jonny or subscribe to his Curious Humans newsletter + podcast here.

"I got 99 problems but learning to regulate my nervous system solved like 93 of them."
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– Ella Cook, Women's Health Advocate & Marketing Consultant

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"Nervous System Mastery opened a door to a space that I barely knew existed. And now that I do, my life is the better for it. This program is going to positively impact me for years to come.”

- Brian Portnoy, Founder of Shaping Wealth and author of ‘The Geometry of Wealth’

👨‍🏫 Meet the Guest Lecturers

All students receive access to the Masterclass Vault

The vault contains the recordings from our previous 4 cohorts — equating to over 25 hours of high-quality + actionable content.

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🚀 What Past Students Are Saying

759 of our alumni students have used these protocols to overcome anxiety, reduce reactivity, recover from burnout, conquer bad habits and create more connection with loved ones.

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Just wow. This course changed my life. Experiencing, first-hand, how the world shifts depending on the state of my nervous system was incredible. Why wasn't I taught this in school?!”

Learning I have the ability to change my nervous system, not through my brain, but through movement, and eating, and who I'm spending time with, and processing emotions. Fucking wild! I feel like I've been given a superpower.

– Brad W Morris, investor, thinker & community specialist

“One aha-moment for me was the differentiation between top-down vs. bottom-up processing. Never could I have thought that you can control your body/chemistry and therefore your thoughts...
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“...I have improved my sleep and decreased my symptoms of a dysregulated nervous system by a lot. I have learned to pay attention to my body much more than before, I have learned to break the cycle of stress activation where it arises, either in the thinking brain, or in the survival brain (neuroception). I have lost the fear of stress activation, since I can now interpret it and also regulate it.”

– Dimitris Kosmidis, Snr Product Manager, Amazon Alexa

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“I feel like I finally know what it means to be present through the feeling of being in my body.

“…NSM is a practical course on how to live a fulfilled life by being more present with your thoughts, emotions and others.”

 Andrew Barry, Founder at Curious Lion Learning

This course is a gift that keeps on giving.

…at the risk of sounding redundant, I’ll say it again and again. From the bottom of my heart thank you for putting this course on offer to the world.

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 Christina Fedor, startup founder & writer

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Nervous System Mastery is the most powerful thing I've ever done for personal growth. I had previously explored breathwork, meditation, therapy, and other approaches, but always felt like something was missing...

...Nervous System Mastery connected the dots in a transformative way. It gave me the context I lacked to understand how these practices align with my experience of daily life. More importantly, it helped me build awareness for how to fully experience and transform the physiology of my body and emotional experiences. Can't thank Jonny enough for putting this out into the world in such an accessible manner.”

– Sam Sager, entrepreneur specialising in systems of self-renewal

NSM will give you bite-size and actionable techniques for regulating my nervous system which I have consistently put into practice at least one 10-min-a-day since day one of the course. It’s like seeing the world in HD...”
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“...I feel more connected and empathic towards others. I feel more grounded, I feel more in control of using the breath to calm myself down. NSM has essentially become the underpinning foundation for how I am redesigning my life around what I need as shown by how I feel. I would recommend it to everyone who is ambitious, who is leading teams, who wants to function well and who is interested in breathwork and the self.”

– Caryn Tan, learning designer + creator economy advocate

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This course should be a requirement if you are a human with a NS. It will peak your curiosity, give you lots to play with and transform your experience with their body in the world.

“My life is different now that I feel that I am willing to let my NS move through its full range without fear, knowing that I have tools to bring it into balance. Unexpected benefits might include shifts in perspective, improved emotional intelligence & a wider window of tolerance to stress. Life in general feels freer and easier to navigate with the NSM knowledge, protocols + better interoception.”

– Laura Karpinski, Founder of Align.Move.Breathe

It's the most wonderful, science-backed, practical course for learning how our nervous system works, and how we can get it to work with us, rather than against us.
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Nervous System Mastery has been truly life-changing. I'm feeling much more at ease after the course, which not only feels great, but has a major, positive impact on my family, as well. I'm also more excited than I've been in years.”

Rob Tourtelot, Co-Founder, Pump Audio (acquired by Getty Images)

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I might make Nervous System Mastery a requirement for my portfolio founders. I know I plan to recommend this to every founder and VC I work with.

This course is life-changing and the materials are so much richer than I could have imagined. It took me five years of therapy to realize the importance of managing my nervous system."

Julie Fredrickson, Former founder & investor at Chaotic Capital

🎙️ Podcast Episode Primers

Listen to Jonny Miller speak with behaviour change expert Eric Zimmer on the award-winning ‘The One You Feed’ podcast.

They unpack terms like ‘emotional debt’, explore how physical sensations may correlate with certain thought patterns, discuss common barriers + protocols for emotional resilience & much more...

Or listen to Jonny speak with Dr. Aziz on the Shrink for the Shy Guy podcast about how to boldy take action amidst anxiety and self-doubt…

Or listen to this deep dive into emotional fluidity, polyvagal theory, breath-repatterning somatic experiencing and much much more — with host of the ‘Do Explain’ podcast Christofer Lövgren…

👨‍🏫 NSM Learning Philosophy

1. Knowledge is a rumour until it lives in the muscle

2. Be a scientist of your own experience

3. Learning is optimal when embedded within community

4. You learn best by teaching others

¹‘Group work as an incentive for learning – students experiences of group work’ by Eva Hammar Chiriac, 2014 (link)

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"The state of your nervous system in each moment is a force multiplier for reaching your greatest potential.”
— Jonny Miller, NSM founder

📆 Course Logistics

The Fall cohort runs October 7th — November 8th, 2024

⏳  Time Commitment

📹  30-minutes per week for core content + protocols + exercises via pre-recorded audio to engage with in your own time.

👪  60-minute live Zoom Sessions will be held weekly on Fridays at 10am PST / 6pm BST (attendance is optional and all calls are recorded).

👨‍🏫  90-minute live Guest Masterclasses on Wednesdays at 10am PST / 6pm BST (these are optional, but recommended if you have time)

We recommend signing up at least two weeks in advance to prepare appropriately and go through the pre-course assignments to hit the ground running.

💰 Financial Investment

The cost to enroll is 4x payments of $350 USD (or $1400 upfront).

This will also grant you access to the NSM Circle community along with our 750 alumni members, updates to all resources + protocols as well as lifetime access to the Masterclass Vault.

Scholarship Places // in order to promote nervous system literacy amongst those who may need it most, a few generous scholarships are available for those who are experiencing financial hardship, healthcare workers or BIPOC individuals.

VIP Coaching Package // there are five seats available for an NSM deep dive that includes 1:1 coaching sessions and unlimited voice-memo access to Jonny, priced at $5,500 — mention this in your application if this is of interest.

Apply here

Getting the cost of Nervous System mastery reimbursed by my employer was super simple thanks to the approval email template & auto generated invoices.”
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– Stiven Skyrah, interdisciplinary designer

Hypothetically Asked Questions

💰 Is there a refund policy?
👨‍🏭 Can I get reimbursed by my employer?
⏰  Does it matter what time-zone I’m in?
👨‍🔬 What is the research behind the course?
❤️ Do I need a wearable to measure my HRV?
🔥 I'm recovering from burnout, will this course help?
🙋‍♂️  I’m part of a Remote Team. Are discounts available?

📝 Final Word From Jonny

Why This Is About Much More Than Productivity

The type of attention that we pay in the world is a profound moral act. Imagine listening to your nervous system, attending to your senses as if they were playing an exquisite piece of music.

The receptiveness changes the quality of the nervous system. This curriculum is based on a radical idea—that your experience of reality depends upon the quality of your attention.

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And the quality of your attention depends upon the state of your nervous system, which depends on your ability to get out of your head and into your body. Why does this matter? Well many of us feel that that the world is fragmented and not exactly heading along the right track—but we rarely admit to our own role in this.

Whilst it is no-one's fault that there was a lack of societal education in our culture, what is clear is that the root cause of acting from unconscious anger, lack of empathy and all fear-based human behaviour (mine & yours) stems from a lack of collective nervous system regulation.

When both you and I feel empowered to own full responsibility for our emotional state, truly embody the practices that reconnect us to ourselves and tend to our neuronal hard-wiring – we are taking a meaningful step towards reconnecting society & healing our planet.

I hope you will consider joining me in this fascinating deep dive into our primal conditioning & explore who you might become on the other side.

–Jonny Miller