Limbic System and Window of Tolerance

When our amygdala is lit up in the limbic system of our brain, our ability to see the big picture – disappears. The ‘fight-flight-freeze’ response takes over. We literally suffer from tunnel vision. If we are outside the window of tolerance, (Minton, Ogden et al, 2006) and in hyperarousal, we become irritable, edgy, angry –…

Sergeant Amy and Sergeant Hippo: The Grand Fight

How Trauma Affects The Brain Let’s keep it simple. Well, it is the brain, so I am not sure how simple I can make this, but let me try to explain. When something traumatic happens to us, enough that we believe we might be in danger (or worse, die), our limbic system goes nuts. Let’s…