Amygdala, Emotional Hijacking and Calming Ourselves

Do you remember the last time you were very upset with your partner?

If you felt really upset, like your heart was beating faster, body temperature went up, felt like you had enough strength to yell and scream, then your amygdala was very involved in the process.

The amygdala, shown in red in the figure above, is the part of our brain which helps us stay safe from danger.

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