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Triggers

How A Trigger Elicits A Negative Emotion

How A Trigger Elicits A Negative Emotion

WHAT IS A TRIGGER?   A trigger is a stimulus that prompts recall of a previous traumatic experience; an external event or situation that may produce very uncomfortable emotional or psychiatric symptoms.  HOW ARE TRIGGERS FORMED?  Triggers form in your amygdala through association and pairing. When […]

How Anxiety Almost Left Me On The Side Of A Mountain

How Anxiety Almost Left Me On The Side Of A Mountain

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember me sharing an insta story a month ago about my drive up the mountain. This is a drive I’m no stranger to, but this trip was different. This time I was driving solo AND pulling a […]

Is Your Mental Health Medication A Bandaid?

Is Your Mental Health Medication A Bandaid?

Today I’m getting down and dirty talking about mental health medications. They are overprescribed, abused, and treated as a bandaid as opposed to a second tool at tackling symptoms. For Lordy sakes, my gynecologist was prescribing me Xanax without asking me a single question about […]

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Panic Attacks And Your Amygdala

Did you know you have a guard dog? Yup! Your amygdala is your unconscious guard dog. How many of you have suffered a panic attack and had no clue what triggered it? Have you ever been hit by a fast-moving freight train called anxiety? If […]