Fight or flight response

Explore the fascinating fight or flight response and learn how your body reacts to stress. Discover effective strategies to manage and harness this natural instinct for a healthier and more balanced life.
Parasympathetic Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction, Enteric Nervous System, Support Nervous System, Central Nervous System, Anxiety Help, Anxiety Tips, Fight Or Flight Response, How To Calm Nerves

Where our sympathetic nervous system is responsible for our "fight or flight" response - our parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for our "rest and digest" response. I recently wrote about My Favorite Ways to Activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System. (There's also heaps of more info about the parasympathetic nervous system in that article!) Adding activities

Jackie is Alive
7 Tips for Healing the Fight Trauma Response Health, Mental And Emotional Health, Emotional Health, Counseling, Complex Ptsd, Self Help, Healing, Trauma, Self Love

The fight response is my ‘go to’ trauma response. Over the years it has kept me safe AND got me into trouble a few times. We all have a ‘go to’ trauma response. Given the situation we found ourselves in as children, it is the one that kept us the safest. In some homes it is not safe to fight, you will be thumped, so it is safer to freeze and go numb. Remember these are learnt trauma responses, it is not a conscious decision. Over the years, I have used every single one of these healing tips…

Gut Health, Health And Nutrition, Safe Quotes, Flight Quotes, How To Relax Yourself, Trauma Quotes, Fight Or Flight Response, Mental Health Nursing

Sometimes a trauma, whether physical or emotional, can push your limbic system into a “stuck” state of fight or flight. This can lead to a host of issues, from chemical hypersensitivities or fibromyalgia to IBS or survival-related emotional states. To restore your limbic system balance, one approach comes in the form of a neural retraining program. This system targets negative triggers through conscious awareness, guided visualization, exposure therapy, the pursuit of positive emotions, and…

Shari Shackelford