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How to Avoid Amygdala Hijack Part 1
Episode 16923rd May 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Criticism and feedback are fundamental to growing as an individual and professional. However, often, our brain perceives such conflicts as a threat. The amygdala acts upon this and kicks in our survival instincts. As a result, we check out and shut down to protect ourselves. 

How do we avoid acting from this place of fear and focus on working toward developing ourselves?

In this quick dip episode, we uncover the overarching principle of the amygdala. We discuss how to avoid an amygdala hijack and how not to operate from our threat zone. We have a choice around how we perceive and respond to triggers. We introduce the first principle of the SCARF Model and how to get over it.

Learn how to minimise threats for yourself and others. If you want to know how to avoid an amygdala hijack, this episode is for you. 

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Learn why avoiding amygdala hijack increases performance and happiness.
  2. Discover the idea of Civility Saves Lives.
  3. Discover the 'S' in the SCARF model.

Episode Highlights

[00:28] Avoiding Amygdala Hijack

[02:55] Civility Saves Lives

[04:16] You Have a Choice

[07:37] The ‘S’ in SCARF Model

[08:38] Becoming Aware of How You Display Status

[10:05] Getting Over Status

[10:51] Being in a Higher Status


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