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RESPONDING POSITIVELY TO AMYGDALA HIJACK Emotions associated with fight or flight response, for instance; anger or fear are activated in the primitive part of our brain called the ‘amygdala’. When the amygdala perceives a threat, it can lead that person to react irrationally and destructively. Adrenaline and cortisol hormones are released. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The fight or flight response is an involuntary, spontaneous reaction to an impending danger. Imagine walking through the woods. You come face to face with a wolf. Your heart starts beating fast, your muscles tense, you are instantly alert. For a split second you are paralysed with fear. Then you make a decision. You decide to either defend yourself or run. This is the fight or flight response. For people with GAD this is everyday life #GAD #anxiety #fightorflight #fear #mental #health

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The fight or Flight Response - Understanding what is really happening inside your body, when fear, panic or anxiety strike.

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A CBT look at Fight or Flight, when the tail wags the dog…

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“Mommy, why do I worry so much?” At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific...

“Mommy, why do I worry so much?” At some point, children with anxiety want to understand why they are suffering from persistent worry. Try walking your child through this infographic. Kids love to learn that worry actually has a very specific...

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“Oh God, I’m shaking, I feel sick!” (the physiology of fight or flight / panic attacks)

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How the Nervous System Helps Us Defend Ourselves describe the difference between autonomic and somatic? regulates the functions of our internal organs (the viscera) such as the heart, stomach and intestines. Somatic? regulates body movement through control of skeletal (voluntary) muscles and senses

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