When we have big emotions we often can’t hear what others ar…...
When we have big emotions we often can’t hear what others are saying, our bodies may have shut down. This response is often triggered by fear, anxiety or anger.
This reaction was important for early humans because of physical threats in their environment, today there are less physical threats but more psychological threats caused by modern life and the pandemic; not only for adults but also for teens and children.
When this happens, our behaviours may have been inappropriate or irrational which can leave us feeling embarrassed or regretful.
Someone being present alongside us is sometimes all we need, knowing someone cares even when we have behaved in a way that pushes others away can help us to maintain our self-esteem.
When calm, the rational part of our brain comes ‘online again and we can begin to think about the situation and try to form a more rational solution.
We thought the images below showed this concept beautifully. 🤍