Resilience Bites #2 – How to Unleash our Superhero Brain

In stressful situations, our limbic brain (sometimes called our emotional brain) goes into overdrive trying to keep us safe. It is focused on looking for threat and danger and seeing it everywhere. When we feel threatened, our amygdala, which is part of the limbic system, fires up and our instinctive, survival and non-conscious fight, flight, flee reactions kick in. These hijack our ability to think rationally, calmly and clearly.

Resilience Bites #1 – Self-isolating doesn’t mean self-isolation’

Social connection has never been more important. We know from the work of Martin Seligman, father of positive psychology, that the number 1 key to resilience is building and maintaining a support network so, in addition to the groups I have mentioned which I would encourage you to create if you haven’t already done so, here are some simple steps to connect and stay connected