19. Medical Triggers in Special Needs Moms

Part one of a two part series on medical triggers. Our brains, if left to their own devices, feed off of past experiences.
If in the past your child has gotten sick and had to be taken to the ER, or ended up in the PICU, or had to have surgery…
Your brain then connects signs of illnesses to extreme danger, and sets off into fight or flight mode, even if there isn’t any extreme danger present.
So if your child starts coughing, your thoughts starts spiraling, your anxiety goes through the roof, and all you can think about is that worst case scenario. In this episode, we dive into understanding the why behind triggers so that we can learn to manage them and move forward in healthier, more helpful ways.

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