Workbook Page 16
When our emotions are high, the logical brain gets hijacked and we may not be able to think logically in the heat of the moment.
These are some unhealthy ways of doing it.
Slow down, and practice patterns that do not escalate. It turns out that in about 10 seconds, the cortical brain can catch up and create a conscious, thoughtful response. For the Pause to work, the brain has to focus on cortical thinking. So, a few seconds of thought on something that excites you or moves away totally away from the domain of the stimulus that causes you to take this pause.