Emotional Brains

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Thinking, Emotional, and reptilian.
We have an immediate response when our emotional brain senses we are having an emotional experience. However, our feelings go beyond sensing an experience.
Thinking brain is always working hard to understand what kind of experience emotional brain is sensing or processing. Emotional brain is also sensitive to reptilian warnings when something seems like a threat or sign of danger. Reptilian impulses tend to lead us to respond quickly using anger or avoidance. Thinking brains take a while to ,“figure out", why we feel the way we do and what we should do about it.
Loss, Rejection, Betrayal, Humiliation.

Loss: when we have lost those people, pets or things that are important to us - like our house burning
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Humiliation is not only a threat to our thinking brain's sense of self respect, but also activates emotional and reptilian survival responses of violence. Countries start wars when one nation humiliates another. In fact, being defeated in war, or losing a school playground fight, since it is public humiliation, can cause hard to get over emotional scars. So when bullies or other peers reject and humiliate us leads to others laughing at us too, we experience an even greater humiliation. This is why adolescents feel a sense of shame and humiliation when they make a big mistake in front of lots of other people.
A divorce to the family is deeply upsetting and difficult to get over, some coping skills I can use are, my family.
Talking to them about it and helping them through the loss as well. Rejection threatens a deeper need we have to be liked and accepted by others. Scientists know that emotional pain is sensed inside our brain before we feel it in our body or express it in our behavior. For rejection, I don't struggle with rejection a lot. Don't get me wrong, it happens, but I just don't pay attention to the people who don't like me, and i stick with my family and
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Without access to our feelings, "I don't care" keeps us from knowing why we feel so lonely.

Reptilian brain signals: reptilian brain has a limited survival response – to attack or hide when threatened.
So when we can’t deal with stress or upsets using our thinking brain, we may be ruled by anger and controlled by reptilian impulses. Because our brain tends to take the easiest path for dealing with problems, reptilian brain often takes control over how we act when our feelings get hurt. D-ANGER is a sign of reptilian survival brain response.

Instinctive brain coping: If we react to stress by always allowing our instinctive coping brains to automatically deal with a problem, we never learn the thinking skills or use neocortex tools like expressing how we feel by using words.
Words are coping tools that help us to understand how to react when we are upset. Habits can be changed by making thoughtful choices. Not using thinking coping skills allows instinctive brain reactions to take the “easy” coping road rather than a more grown-up coping response.
We know that when we can’t control anger we’re also more likely to harm ourselves as well as others.
Those unable to control their sadness may suffer from long periods of distress called
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