Your limbic is your superpower.
The limbic system of your brain is the hub for memory, emotions, hormones, stress, and the incredible sense of smell.
Smelling something pleasant is the fastest way to calm the mind when feeling stressed. Each time we engage the brain with compassionate healing, we create new neural pathways (neuroplasticity) that lead to lasting positive change.
When we sense a threat, the alarm bell triggers the stress response.
When stressed, hormones like cortisol and adrenaline release.
The fastest of all of the senses to influence the brain to de-stress.
Memories and learned experiences are formed in the hippocampus.
All other sensory information (sight, sound, touch, taste) is processed here.
When we smell something pleasant, we instantly disrupt the stress response. It is the fastest of all of the senses to impact brain function, shift energy and impact mood.
Our sense of smell is the only sense that is directly linked to the brain, thereby making it the fastest of all the senses to calm the stress response.
Smelling something pleasant is an instantaneous way to self-soothe and de-stress.
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