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May 9, 2023

Corey Costanzo is the Co-Owner of Asheville’s Still Point Wellness Spa, a licensed addiction counselor, trauma specialist, licensed massage therapist, master didgeridoo player, colleague, and good friend.

In this episode, Corey and I have a conversation about emotional flooding. That is when we get so overwhelmed with emotion, that the emotions take over, so we completely lose access to the logical part of our brains. We also lose access for empathy which is a key component to transform conflict. We also lose the ability to accurately assess tone of voice as well as facial expressions  and see them as threatening because we are in the “flight/fight” response.

Creating and maintaining strong boundaries is essential for avoiding overextending yourself to the point of struggling to regulate your emotions”.
- Corey Costanzo

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