“Belly Button Breathing” (kid-speak for diaphragmatic Mindful Breathing) and EFT Tapping are evidence-based mindfulness strategies have been shown to calm the fear center (amygdala) in the brain and nervous system, so that the frontal lobe can be engaged more fully. The frontal lobe is where higher thinking and self-monitoring occurs in the brain.
When the amygdala (fear center) is fired up in the brain, the nervous system goes into “Fight, Flight or Freeze” mode. Also referred to as “survival mode,” our Sympathetic Nervous System kicks in when we feel threatened or in danger.
So the brain and body allocate resources for survival. Resources needed for learning, thinking, and performing at our best, are put on hold.
Please watch the following video, by “Mind the Bump” of Australia, for a full understanding.