The Human Brain
and Perceived Threats
“The human brain is AWESOME; it functions 24 hrs a day from the time we were born and only stops when we take an exam or FALL IN LOVE.”
Our brain developed through thousands
of generations to secure our survival.
A perceived threat has a direct impact on our body, mind, and feelings.
Our brain reads situations and prepares us to respond.
SAFETY: ready for social engagement
THREAT: mobilizing for fight or flight
DANGER: focusing single mindedly on survival
The human brain has three distinct areas for unique purposes during a threatening situation.
Assesses the situation
Aims for safety
These three parts work together in ways essential for survival.
In safety, the three areas are working in harmony.
Yet, a perceived threat can override our Logic Center...
and we are functioning only
with our Emotions and Survival Centers.
Remember, for the mind there is no difference
between a real or an imagined threat.
Our brain can perceive a person who is simply different as "dangerous",
lock down our Logic Center,
and mislead us to treat the person as a threat.
In your life:
How do you distinguish between real and imagined threats?