An Emotion only 8 seconds:—Linda Graham;– Bouncing Back!!!!

C PTSD - A Way Out

“A wave of emotion lasts only eight seconds on average, flowing through the body quickly.
However, we can sustain the emotion, for good or ill. We can fan the flames of anger, for instance, by dredging up thoughts and stories that keep it foremost in our mind and even intensify it, blocking its evolution into a guide for resilient action. (We can also choose to sustain and reinforce positive feelings like joy and contentment.”

I often wondered the time an emotion takes to clear the mind without attention.
A trigger thought dumping cortisol has to have a longer life than eight seconds but not much longer if attention is withheld.
Mindfulness then, has to be strong enough to last a minute or two when these scary emotions arrive.
The mind can be altered then, with some precise application of focus and…

View original post 46 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s