Stress Response

The STRESS RESPONSE is an important, inborn function of the BRAIN-BODY which allows us to SENSE and RESPOND to a challenge.

Classically, the STRESS RESPONSE has been thought of as “Fight or Flight” as the BRAIN-BODY responds through the HPA AXIS (Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal subsystem).

But over the past decades, science has shown that the full range of STRESS RESPONSE is “Fight, Flight or Freeze.” “Freeze” is often manifested through DISSOCIATION.