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Reposted from @nataliegutierrezlmft (@get_regrann) – I love this illustration of the brain structure made by DOE of Ohio. This is a palatable breakdown of the roles in particular parts of our brains as well as how developmental trauma/toxic stress affects brain functioning- where after exposure to childhood trauma, our focus switches to mostly on survival/living in SNS activation- least using our neocortical functioning/executive functioning/ventral vagal complex (per Polyvagal theory). . When we’re activated, it is known we are in the reptilian brain- fight/flight. . Goal- as often as we possibly can, to stay connected with the neocortex. Keep it online to reduce the time we live activated in fight/flight. – #regrann

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