79 Relational Conflict: Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Shut Down Part 1 The Place We Find Ourselves

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Your nervous system is constantly surveying your environment (think: relationships) to determine how safe and supported you feel. When your body scans the environment and detects anything that feels remotely threatening, it triggers your nervous system to do one of three things: socially engage, go into a fight/flight/freeze reaction, or shut down. In today’s episode, I explain how your nervous system determines which response to choose… and why this matters for your interpersonal relationships.

Your nervous system is constantly surveying your environment (think: relationships) to determine how safe and supported you feel. When your body scans the environment and detects anything that feels remotely threatening, it triggers your nervous system to do one of three things: socially engage, go into a fight/flight/freeze reaction, or shut down. In today’s episode, I explain how your nervous system determines which response to choose… and why this matters for your interpersonal relationships.