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  1. Nicole Hind 01.09.2017 at 13:51

    This is an excellent explanation Tim! Understanding how the brain grows and develops from childhood will help parents as well as adults understand more about what we are nourishing when we make safe spaces for emotions to ‘be’. I often find myself trying to explain similar ideas around the stress response. When we go into the ‘dangerzone’ (often decided by emotions rather than fact) access to the pre-frontal cortex is essentially shut off, so the logic part often doesn’t kick in until we have calmed down. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tim Hill 01.09.2017 at 14:49

    Thank you Nicole. I think we have a tendency to give too much credence to our cognitive processes. It might be a comfort to think our pre-frontal cortext is in charge, but in many cases it’s our feelings (and, as you’ve pointed out, our stress responses) that are often driving the bus.

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