Understanding the Fight or Flight response and learning to control it

Fight or flight is part of your natural self-defense system, but for many people, it is something they are not aware of and find it difficult to control.
Fight or flight is part of your natural self-defense system, but for many people, it is something they are not aware of and find it difficult to control.

What is the Fight or flight response and how can I learn to control it?

To look at Fight or Flight, let’s get the science part out of the way first as it is important.

Fight or Flight actually starts with your wiring or the Nervous System as it is called, which is made up of two parts:

The Central Nervous System (CNS) which consists of the brain and the spinal cord and receives sensory information from the eyes, ears, etc. and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) which has nerve filters carrying information from the brain and back and are involved in emotions such as fear, love, and anger.

Great, but what does all of this mean?

What this means is that you are receiving signals which go up and down in intensity and this changes how they affect your response. A perceived threat makes you act “instinctively” to avoid or deal with that threat. This is often classed as the Fight or Flight response.

Another definition of The Fight or Flight response?

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