Key Signs You're In Alarm
(And Have Lost Your Boundaries)
One of the most important Relationship Readiness Skills we can develop is being able to tell when our nervous system is in alarm.
- when we've lost our boundaries
- when a “broken toe” has been stepped on
- when an “inner orphan” has been activated
- when we’re upset or triggered
These are all different ways of saying that our brains have gone in to SURVIVAL MODE.
In this free video I share a few of the key warning signs.
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