4 Functions Of AmygdalaSep 29, 2022
You know what a Neuro-Shine Technology Coach™ does. That person creates Neuro-Shine Moments™ for you so that by combining those Neuro-Shine Moments™ you can have more awareness and create a Shiny Mind for yourself.
And that happens only when you know more about your mind and how it works. A big part of your mental world has something to do with your organ, the brain. Right?
So you're thinking what you mean like I thought my mind and brain are the same. They are not the same? Your mind is the energy and information flow. Your brain is the organ that allows you to have that.
So when you look at your brain you will understand that this organ actually has some departments and its departments together they form your intelligence, your mental health, your functioning in life, and anything that you do: your mindset, your language, behaviors, relationships, and quality of your life.
When you look at your brain and divide the brain into 3 levels you see the primitive level, emotional level, and cognitive level.
Today we're gonna talk about the primitive level. We're gonna talk about the amygdala. And I am going to teach you the four functions of the amygdala.
Your amygdala is a soldier in front of your castle. In order to protect the castle, asking everybody for their identity, for their safety. And your amygdala is checking everyone's bags for any weapons they are carrying.
So, the amygdala is scanning the environment six times a second because it knows that it can be a threat. Your amygdala is ready to fight.
When there is a threat, or danger, your amygdala, your soldier is ready to fight. What does it mean? And how does it show up in your everyday activities?
Well, you're going to find yourself reacting, defending, and offending, right? That's how it shows up. When you look at your relationships, your language, and your behaviors, if you find yourself reacting, getting angry, getting emotional, and not being able to control your behaviors, that's the amygdala, and that's a primitive part of your brain.
When the amygdala looks at the danger, and when it decides that it is too big, or it denies it or it doesn't want to deal with it. Do you know what it does? Runs away.
When you find yourself not ready to deal with your problems or those confrontational conversations, that's the amygdala at function again.
You're running away from your problems. It doesn't mean that you are creating a solution for your problems. You're just not ready to face it basically. That happens a lot in relationships when you have a miscommunication or misunderstanding.
What ends up happening is that you just want to go, right? You just want to leave; you just want to fly away. That's the amygdala.
You know, something shocking happens, and you definitely lose control, you don't know what to do. That's exactly the amygdala functioning again.
It stops you from doing anything because it blocks your ability to function because it thinks that there are threats, there is some sort of danger out there and it just blocks you from functioning because it can create worse outcomes.
When you find yourself not able to speak up, not able to say what you want to say instead, you just freeze and don't say anything because you're a bit shocked, that's the amygdala.
Literally, I'm talking about fainting. When you lose control when the amygdala thinks that, that kind of danger and threat is just too big for your system.
It literally shot it down and you are completely full, and you faint, that's an amygdala function.
It protects you from far worse outcomes. And in order for you to have a better quality of life, you need to become aware of these four functions of the amygdala.
So that you understand that this is real, you need to learn and adopt a new way of thinking and speaking and you can become a healthier and happier version of yourself.
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