Why Ignoring Your Past Doesn't Work. | elephant journal

Why Ignoring Your Past Doesn't Work. | elephant journal


Along with the negative feeling you absorbed early in life, your brain developed a survival mechanism that allowed you to fit well with those around you. When your brain generates negative moments for you, this survival mechanism kicks in and allows you to cope with or control things in the same way that worked well for you in relation to your family and other early caregivers.

Very interesting!  That adaptive mechanism is what I've recognized as "lizard brain"..
http://unsanesafe.blogspot.com.au/2010/01/on-shamanism-rationality-and-lizard.html
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