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Ah Sweet Revenge...
Have you ever wanted to do it, hit someone, ram their car, say things that You Thought were to hard to keep in? I have! Here is some information about the brain (my new love story) and that reactionary part of it.
We have ingrained in our brain (amygdala) the "eye for an eye" reactionary process. Yes that idiot cut in front of me and I want to track him down. It's not fair what that person did or said to me. Our amygdala is trained to go into Socking "Em Mode. It's just a part of us that works in this way. This can create systemic turmoil. Because the amygdala is activated, this means that we are ready for a threat of attack. What happens when this is activated? We don't sleep, there is non-stop rumination, irritability, hyper-arousal, and distractability that often keeps us from functioning our best. As Confucius said, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves"
So how do we get past this influence? It takes a behavioral step of finding a personally gratifying and socially constructive. So let's Show 'Em instead of sock 'em. As the Buddha spoke to this conflicted emotion, "Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.". But how about If we learn to turn the other cheek and build something meaningful, to ourselves and others.
5/28/2023 05:42:45 am
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Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.