“The amygdala is not logical.”
Trying to alleviate anxiety, panic, worry and avoidance of triggers with reasoned thought and rational arguments is never going to work. Those close to you will always try to help by offering logical reasons for what is going on with you; unfortunately they have not experienced what you have, so what seems illogical to them is actually terrifying to you. Who could be scared of a teddy bear, their so cute and fluffy!
In the same way that the amygdala has learnt to fear, EXPERIENCE is the only sure way to retrain it. Read more