When people are in the grip of fear, anxiety, depression, or chronic stress, they are unable to make realistic assessment of situations. The pre-frontal cortex goes “offline.” Creative thinking and innovation, indeed, all higher-level brain functions, are stifled.

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This article is a brief description of the model of the brain and mind we use in Liminal Coaching

This is made up of three basic parts:

  • The prefrontal cortex, roughly synonymous with the conscious mind.
  • The neocortex, roughly synonymous with the unconscious mind, and
  • The limbic system, or instinctive mind, which I refer to as the primitive brain.

These three elements should work together as a team.

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