If you give the prefrontal cortex the “perception” that it has control over your stress response, it will signal all the way back to the amygdala and brain stem and override the primitive brain stress response. Creating visuals and acting them out in your mind gives your PFC this exact perception! Engage your imagination for purposes of healing rather than judging and we’ll all reap the benefits. What part of your life can you visualize differently today?
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