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Wait Until your Father gets Home!

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The Insula is important in our social brains. It’s involved with things like processing events in the future based on our current body states, and it is active when dealing with pride and disgust. Studies published in last year’s Journal of Cerebral Cortex noted that a sense of uncertainty increases insula activity and level of aversion. Statements like, “Wait until your father comes home…” can trigger this response. What anticipatory language are you using in your day-to-day life that increases your own sense of aversion, disgust, or anticipatory fear? Where can you shift your words with partners, coworkers, family, children, lovers and friends to be more in the present moment?
Insula Aversion Abstract

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