Under acute stress, your amygdala hijacks control of your responses. You can’t think clearly, make rational decisions, or control your responses. Control of your thinking has been “hijacked”.
The symptoms are due to the effects of the 2 stress hormones: cortisol and adrenaline. Both hormones are released from your adrenal glands to prepare your body to run or fight. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that affects many of your body’s functions, including preparing it for the fight-or-flight response. The main job of adrenaline is to stimulate your body systems so they’re ready to respond to a threat.
After an amygdala hijack, you may feel regret or embarrassment because your behaviour may have been inappropriate or irrational. Moreover, even if the amygdala hasn’t hijacked your brain it is still controlling how and why you do what you do. Even if you don’t recognize an amygdala hijack or you perhaps confuse it with something else it is important to be aware that your neurology is being reinforced in a pattern that probably does not support what you most want out of life.
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Nick Matthews is an Author, Organisational Neurologist, International Speaker, Performance Coach, and Clinical Psychologist. Creator of Change Your Destiny In 6 Days and author of the best-selling book BECOME Unstoppable – Neuro hack Your Brain. Creator of one of the fastest-growing Personal Development Facebook Pages and author of soon to be published Destiny Paradigm through Russel House Publishing and also the author of Personality to Success. Nick is available for 1-2-1 and team coaching online or in person.
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