Survival Response

Fight / Flight / Freeze – they are all survival responses.

These survival responses are not a conscious choice, each is an automatic nervous system response to circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Those circumstances may be you being chased by a lion, or they may be you being shouted at by someone or any other number of circumstances that YOUR nervous system perceives to be threatening.

You can’t override your survival instincts with willpower (if you’ve ever tried holding your breath you’ll know your body always takes over to keep you alive!)

However, you can work WITH your survival physiology. You can rewire your neural pathways. You can learn to feel comfortable with the uncomfortable. You can learn to feel safe.

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