Making Sense of Trauma

The Downstairs and Upstairs Brain

Introduce house analogy for understanding the brain and how it functions. Understanding that in many houses the downstairs has the infrastructure to support the rest of the house (you don’t build a house from the top down).  Further describe the amygdala (alarm system), and fight, flight, freeze responses. Key Points: Brain divided into 2 parts; […]

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