16 min

How to Turn off the Fear Response: Create a Sense of Safety Turn off Fight Flight Freeze Response Therapy in a Nutshell

    • Mental Health

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In this video you’re going to learn to recognize the lie of “perceived danger” that can trigger the body’s fear response when you are actually safe. You’re going to learn how to soothe your nervous system, and I’m going to show you some really practical activities that you can do to feel safe, when you are safe, even when your mind lies and tells you you’re not. When we believe we are in danger-our body and mind create the fear response, the same physical anxiety reaction as if we were in actual physical danger. This is the Fear Response aka the Fight, flight, Freeze response. This keeps us stuck in FFF response (NS hyperarousal) How we think about things, how we interpret our situation creates a sense of calm or of stress depending on how we think. In this video you're going to learn 4 skills to turn off the fear response, aka the fight flight freeze response, and restore a sense of calm in your body and mind.


 


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Therapy in a Nutshell, and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.


 


About Me: In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, Positive Psychology, and a Bio-Psycho-Social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources, many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR) and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life direction. And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview, sense of security, peace, hope and love. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe If you are in crisis please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or your local emergency services. Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC

"How to Turn Off the Fear Response" is sponsored by Carvana. Find out how much your car is worth, get your free quote in 2 minutes at https://getcarvana.com/TherapyinaNutshell


 


In this video you’re going to learn to recognize the lie of “perceived danger” that can trigger the body’s fear response when you are actually safe. You’re going to learn how to soothe your nervous system, and I’m going to show you some really practical activities that you can do to feel safe, when you are safe, even when your mind lies and tells you you’re not. When we believe we are in danger-our body and mind create the fear response, the same physical anxiety reaction as if we were in actual physical danger. This is the Fear Response aka the Fight, flight, Freeze response. This keeps us stuck in FFF response (NS hyperarousal) How we think about things, how we interpret our situation creates a sense of calm or of stress depending on how we think. In this video you're going to learn 4 skills to turn off the fear response, aka the fight flight freeze response, and restore a sense of calm in your body and mind.


 


Looking for Affordable Online Counseling? My sponsor BetterHelp connects you to a licensed professional for $65/week. Try it now for 10% off https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell


 


Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapynutshell.com/


 


Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell


 


Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapynutshell.com


 


Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books


 


Therapy in a Nutshell, and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.


 


About Me: In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, Positive Psychology, and a Bio-Psycho-Social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources, many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR) and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life direction. And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview, sense of security, peace, hope and love. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe If you are in crisis please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or your local emergency services. Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC

16 min