Step 2: Get yourself out of survival mode
If a threat (real or imagined) is perceived, your stress response will mount, and your brain and body will get kicked into survival mode.
You cannot talk yourself out of being in survival mode.
By continuing to awaken your awareness, you can begin to feel yourself go into survival mode. But how do you ramp down your stress response once it has been activated?
When in “fight or flight,” your amygdala (the emotion processing centre in the limbic system) gets turned on, and this alters how your brain functions. Until the threat (real or perceived) is resolved, information cannot move through your limbic system to more frontal areas of the brain where higher level, rational and organized executive processing functions take place.
To get your entire brain back online, you need to learn how to communicate with your nervous system in a way that it understands.
Your limbic system, your survival mode, is an energetic system that responds to frequencies and vibrations. Two methods to try to communicate with your brain when in survival mode are tapping and deep breathing.