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QUIZ: What's Your Go-To Survival Response; Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn

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Find out what your go-to survival response is — fight, flight, freeze, or fawn! ⬇️  Take the quiz to find out!  Being stuck in fight response looks like:  💫 wants to control things💫 assertive 💫 unpredictable💫 resentful or angry💫 reactive💫 defensive   Being stuck in flight response looks like:  💫 workaholic💫 perfectionistic💫 over-achieving💫 anxiety💫 overthinking💫 restlessness Being stuck in freeze response looks like:  💫 dissociating💫 indecisive💫 exhausted💫 social withdrawal💫 emotionally numb💫 bed rotting Being stuck in fawn response looks like:  💫 people pleasing💫 no boundaries💫 codependent💫 hates conflict💫 overwhelmed💫 doesn't voice opinion  

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The Crossover Between ADHD and a Dysregulated Nervous System

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Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a daily challenge. For many individuals, understanding the underlying dynamics of this condition is crucial for effective management. But there’s one key aspect of ADHD that’s often overlooked… ADHD perpetually dysregulates your nervous system. ADHD is more than just a label; it's a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects attention, impulse control, and executive functioning. However, what many people might not realize is that ADHD often comes hand-in-hand with a nervous system that’s stuck in a constant state of hyperarousal. Your Nervous System Your nervous system has two modes: the sympathetic (fight or flight)...

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How Stress Changes The Way You Look

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Stress is an unavoidable part of life that can take a major toll on your body. And when you experience frequent or chronic stress, it leads to consistently elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your system. This hormone makes your body believe that it's in survival mode — so it shifts from its normal functioning to prioritizing the organs and functions that need more attention in a survival situation. And the prolonged elevation of this stress hormone can dramatically change the way you look. From developing a cortisol belly to experiencing weekly break outs, the way high cortisol affects your appearance will show up...

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Signs Your Body Is Releasing Trauma

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Whether you have trauma from a single event or a series of repetitive events, your trauma will become stored within your physical and emotional body. So recognizing the signs your body is releasing trauma is an important part in your healing journey.  How does trauma get stored? In order to recognize the signs your body is releasing trauma, it's helpful to understand how trauma gets stored in the body in the first place. When you experience trauma, your body's stress response gets activated, releasing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream. This creates physical sensations of stress throughout the body like muscle tension,...

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Signs & Symptoms You're Stuck In Functional Freeze

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Your nervous system can become stuck in a functional freeze state after living with chronic stress or stored trauma for months, years, and even decades. This happens due to an imbalance of your sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of your nervous system. Typically, these two branches regulate your body's response to stressors and help maintain a balance between arousal and relaxation. In a freeze state however, these two branches aren't functioning harmoniously, and your parasympathetic branch becomes overly activated. But unlike being stuck in a freeze state, being stuck in a functional freeze state allows you to remain functional in...

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