Our fight/flight/freeze/fret response is intended to protect us when exposed to life threatening situations. Given the demands of our modern day world, this stress response often works overtime, staying activated much of the time. Our bodies don’t differentiate between a life threatening situation and a perceived threat. Therefore, even a perceived threat can signal the body to secrete stress hormones. Over time, this takes a toll on health and wellbeing.
Follow this link to read more about the stress response and steps you can take to minimize it: http://www.foh.dhhs.gov/calendar/april.html
How does stress play out in your body? Muscle tension? A racing heart? Fast, shallow chest breathing? Cold hands? Difficulty letting go of worrisome thoughts? Awareness is the first step in learning to lessen your stress response! Learning self-regulation comes next. Call to schedule your biofeedback session today!