It’s one of my favorite phrases: amygdala hijack. 

That’s when a part of your brain believes that you’re under too much stress, so it shuts down two thirds of your brain: your emotional and your human brain. 

All you have left is fight, flight or freeze.

Here’s what to do to avoid getting to that point on the job.


Stress, anxiety and overwhelm can take a lot of forms at work. An important new business presentation or meeting. A negative performance review — on the giving or receiving end. Delivering bad news to your team.

 To compound this, your brain may desert you when you need it the most!

This three-minute video walks you through the three simple questions you can answer to calm your brain, yourself, and the people you’re leading. Give yourself a chance to create a better outcome.

Want to learn more about how to deal with difficult situations losing your mind — or clients, employees or revenue? Let’s talk.