Fight, flight or freeze?
When faced with a situation where your brain automatically feels it needs to go into survival mode you will do one of these three things.
Often in traumatic events you go back and revert to acting how you would when you were younger.
Your inner child comes out and it can trigger childhood trauma.
This can be even when faced with a situation where it doesn’t always need to be threatening or being in danger.
It can be something that makes you uncomfortable, confronting, something or someone that reminds you of a traumatic event in your life.
If your response is flight, it doesn’t mean you run, it means your brain automatically shuts down.
You disassociate, stop speaking and do not respond.
Reacting with fight or flight may be because you were not protected when you were a child by the people who should have protected you.
You may feel that you were never heard as a child.
If you haven’t dealt with these sorts of things, you will continually get triggered when you are an adult.
As an adult, you may find that you try to take over or you talk over people.
You may get easily hurt, if someone doesn’t listen to your opinion.
You may get angry at people if they talk over you.
Your reaction will be an over reaction.
You may not understand why you reacted that way.
It will have something to do with your past.
We tend to retreat back to the emotional age of when things happen to us in a triggering situation, even when we are adults.
Some people may call it, “reverting back to your inner child.”
These are all instinctual responses and you should never feel bad for how you respond to situations.
If you haven’t worked through what happened to you as a child, it will keep affecting you all your life.
Once you understand it, you feel the pain, only then can you let the pain go.
The key is to get to know all of yourself. What happened to you as a child, how did you feel?
How is it affecting you as an adult? What you need to do when you are triggered?
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