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5 tools to start rewiring your brain's trigger reaction

Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST
  • From relaxation techniques to journaling, here are five tolls to start rewiring the trigger reaction of the brain.
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When we are triggered, we usually resort to one of these four reactions – freeze, fight, flight or fawn. Be it a relationship trouble or work stress or a family conflict, when we are triggered, often we are not able to control the way we choose to respond to it. However, we can start rewiring the brain's trigger reaction with these five tools, shared by Therapist Sadaf Siddiqi.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

When we are triggered, we usually resort to one of these four reactions – freeze, fight, flight or fawn. Be it a relationship trouble or work stress or a family conflict, when we are triggered, often we are not able to control the way we choose to respond to it. However, we can start rewiring the brain's trigger reaction with these five tools, shared by Therapist Sadaf Siddiqi.(Unsplash)

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We should become more aware of the physiological sensations of the body – from shortness of breath to our heartbeat. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

We should become more aware of the physiological sensations of the body – from shortness of breath to our heartbeat. (Unsplash)

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Practicing daily relaxation techniques such as deep belly breathing, visualising or muscle tensing helps us to become more relaxed. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

Practicing daily relaxation techniques such as deep belly breathing, visualising or muscle tensing helps us to become more relaxed. (Unsplash)

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Creating outlets for emotional release such as having a safe community or resorting to a hobby, helps us to feel better. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

Creating outlets for emotional release such as having a safe community or resorting to a hobby, helps us to feel better. (Unsplash)

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We should start journaling our behaviour pattern and the thoughts – this can help us to reflect on the responses better. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

We should start journaling our behaviour pattern and the thoughts – this can help us to reflect on the responses better. (Unsplash)

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In case things do not get better, we should consult a mental health professional and seek advice on the go-ahead. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 07, 2024 04:00 PM IST

In case things do not get better, we should consult a mental health professional and seek advice on the go-ahead. (Unsplash)

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