Controlling the Amygdala Hijack
I was interested to read the LinkedIn article ‘Why We Snap at Work’ by Douglas Fields (21st January), which explains in simple language what ‘triggers our neural circuits of rage’.
The article goes into detail about what can provoke us and how unhelpful it is to ‘lose it’ in the workplace. It also recaps on how the brain works and the fight or flight response. Many other writers have also discussed this concept of the ‘Amygdala Hijack’.
I was looking forward to reading his suggested answer to the problem, but was left feeling disappointed, when no solution was offered.
So for everyone who likes solutions, rather than problems, have a look at this short video by PMSL that explains how to deal with the Amygdala Hijack: