Unplugged #2: Triggers

Triggers are an interesting phenomenon. Often times seemingly minor occurrences can bring about major outpourings of emotion. This is our fight or flight response. Imagine a squirrel watching one of its friends getting hit by a car. This catastrophic event in its life will likely come back to mind any time they see a car. The knowledge is now backed up by painful experience will hopefully evoke the response of getting off the road. Just like in the animal kingdom, people have hints of potential pain that evokes a powerful response from them. Unfortunately, many times in my journey with anxiety, I have had these types of reactions to threats that were only perceived. My mind is on constant alert for problems to solve and the perceived is just as powerful than the reality.

In part two of Unplugged, Jordan shares some of the personal triggers that he has discovered and answers personal questions from our audience.