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How to Protect Yourself From Secondhand Stress

As a matter of survival, the brain is very sensitive to anything that may be perceived as a threat in our environment. When we become aware of stress that others carry around us, it sends a very clear signal that we too should be worried. This triggers what’s called an “amygdala hijack” where the primitive part of our brain responds in a knee-jerk, defensive, reactive way rather than a mindful, responsive, or reflective way.

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