The human brain is engineered for survival. When we face unbearable stressors in our environment, the survival part of the brain kicks in and other regions of the brain that are non-essential to your survival response go out of business, at least for the time being. For example, your thinking brain goes offline whenever your survival, hardwired brain comes online.
In times like this where the coronavirus epidemic is terrorising the entire global community, we must understand how to re-nurture the survival centre to back off from micromanaging our life, forcing upon us a cascade of unpleasant somatic and emotional symptoms of anxiety.
This is the purpose of the session. In this Q&A session, I share about how your brain reacts to negative life experiences and what you can do to recalibrate it for calm and greater resiliency. I share about the HPA axis and how its adequate functioning is crucial to your cognitive wellness and emotional regulation. I also answered my online audience’s questions on OCD, childhood trauma, addiction and narcissism.