The Magic of Coffee Beans! Jack was right! They are powerful!
Smelling coffee beans can unplug a flashback or emotional flooding. Really? Not Kidding.! Coffee is a neutralizing aroma and our olfactory (smell) system is very close to where memories are stored in our brains. When we take a whiff of coffee it disconnects the memory and helps you feel less anxious or overwhelmed.
So if you get flashbacks or are easily emotionally flooded carry a little satchel or baggie filled with coffee beans and take a whiff when you get triggered.