Yes, you read it right… Your tongue can be used to help you release stress! How? Read on to find out.
First, though, I would like to give you a little bit of background on the Chimp Brain. If you have read either of HappiMe’s children’s books, ‘How to Stop Worrying’ and ‘Oscar Meets His Worry Chimp’, you will have already learned all about your pesky monkey-mind!
Your chimp is the part of the brain in charge of survival. It is constantly scanning the horizon, taking in up to 4 million pieces of data per second! Your chimp is in control of your Fight or Flight responses, which often develop into emotions like anger, annoyance and frustration. Ultimately, the Chimp Brain’s job is to keep you safe and out of danger. Unfortunately, your chimp brain often mistakes small risks, new challenges and disagreements with loved-ones as life-threatening, which sometimes evoke the same fight or flight response that we may experience when we are in real danger, like when a bear is about to attack!