Insula and Rape

Human brain made ??with hands

The insula – a part of the brain that creates compassion & loving kindness in people. However, if a person tends to nourish that part of your brain, and then your brain changes…The insula makes threat defenses slow down, or regulate downwards into compassion. So, your defences decrease¬†as you build relationships with others. So even if you perceive the threat…and it makes you doubt your instincts surrounding your loved one.

Which is why…

Rape from a person of trust, a friend, a loved one, or family member is so hard because it goes against learned behaviours of trust.

Your insula tells your brain to discount the other areas of your brain that tells you, you might not be safe…

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