Fight or Flight response. Quick video that explains the physiology behind the response. Use it with PTSD kids and go into discussing how their fight or flight is in some ways stuck on. Discuss trauma triggers, bodily reactions, and coping skills
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
This information graphic shows the body reacts in situations of extreme fear. When I was taking a psychology class, learning about the fight or flight phenomenon was one of the interesting lessons to me. I think it is so cool how your body triggers and deactivates certain processes based on your feelings. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/fear2.htm
Amygdala Fight or Flight Response | Fight_or_flight2. I really believe that you are not aware yet of when I am being a martyr, and when I am trying to influence conversation to be relational. I feel you are used to having to run the narrative. If you want to know me, I can't be just listening to you run the show. Key word above, 'glucose'.
Brain Fact: Fear response templates can be formed in the amygdala by toxic life events All incoming stimulus is pattern matched against those templates and can trigger fight or flight response to seemingly benign events