The Power of Finding Middle Ground

• The Hippocampus is part of our brain that regulates stress and enhances memory
• In times of stress, it actually shrinks so it has less ability to regulate stress so that we start forgetting stuff
In times of high stress, conflict and distress…
Explore ways to get on the same page about areas where you can
Establish as much middle ground as you can
See and acknowledge the other person’s differing point of view where you can
Know your bottom lines
Ask for help where you are struggling…someone you trust, an accountability or support group or someone who serves in a counseling role
Avoid jumping into the other person’s solution
Question: What is one area of common ground that you can have as a go-to when everything else seems to be on a different page in a different book written in a different language?

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