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Fight, Flight, or Freeze | Why is this happening and what you can do about it!

Fight, Flight, or Freeze | Why is this happening and what you can do about it!

Have you ever experienced the fight, flight, or freeze response? Our brain’s have a great way of activating a self protection protocol during periods of high stress. If we perceive the threat to be something we are capable of overcoming, we fight. If we think we can outrun it, we fly, and if neither of those will work, we freeze.

This stress response is actually very helpful during times of danger but it can also be counterproductive when the perceived danger isn’t harmful at all. Such as an uncomfortable conversation, or an argument with your spouse. This video is going to explain why we have this response, and what to do about it when it is triggered during an argument. 

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