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

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

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

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

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

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

Amygdala and Fight or Flight. Understanding the fight or flight response (CBT)

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

Panic/Anxiety Attack: 1. breathe in 4 sec; 2. hold breath 7 sec; 3. exhale for 8 sec; 4. repeat 1 or 2 more times - this causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight syndrome) state to a parasympathetic response

Panic/Anxiety Attack: 1. breathe in 4 sec; 2. hold breath 7 sec; 3. exhale for 8 sec; 4. repeat 1 or 2 more times - this causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight syndrome) state to a parasympathetic response

#7 The Fight or Flight Response

#7 The Fight or Flight Response

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