Mildly Stressful Situations Can Affect Our Perceptions In The Same Way As Life-Threatening Ones


This is an interesting article, which challenges me to ask myself some questions.�

1) Are there subtle sensory triggers that cause me flashbacks of memory and emotion?

2) Can I pinpoint the sensory triggers and reframe my response to them?

Mildly Stressful Situations Can Affect Our Perceptions In The Same Way As Life-Threatening Ones.

via Mildly Stressful Situations Can Affect Our Perceptions In The Same Way As Life-Threatening Ones.

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3 thoughts on “Mildly Stressful Situations Can Affect Our Perceptions In The Same Way As Life-Threatening Ones

  1. This is off the top of my head without watching the vids.

    Our amygdala is tasked with our defense. It over rides our cognitive frontal lobes when a accessed threat arrives.

    It may be sensed with any of our current senses. Our body stores trauma also. many therapies are based on Peter Levines work with prey animals and body work.

    other factors are also in play. A great game hanging book is written by Rick Hanson called Buddha’s Brain, he says that repeated activation of our fight or flight system increases the sensitivity if dumping more cortisol each time. Our thoughts prepare us for hypervigilant behavior and our defense mechanism reacts in a delusional way.

    The amygdala can react a full five seconds before we can engage cognitively. So thought is not needed to be triggered.

    Why respond????

    try this, follow the breath, focus and balance the inhale and exhale. Concentrate and let the story of trauma fade. Follow the body sensations and see where your fear settles. get to know your body emotions and feelings without the ego involved. See what your fight or flight mechanism feels like when you focusin the breath instead of thinking.

    PTSD is us being afraid of our own body functions with thought.

    There is nothing dangerous to see if you can stay present focused on the breath when a trigger erupts. We leave because of fear.

    fear is a warning signal it can not hurt you.

    If you walk upon a bear in the woods and he seems to raise up and want to attack. Yes we are fearful and rightly so. Then the bear loses interest and leaves.

    Are you damaged? Physically? Mentally?

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