Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn

Three plus one makes four

Fight

Flight

Freeze

Fawn

Coping with responses

  • If it’s clear that these responses are occurring constantly, it may be time to seek out a trauma-informed therapist.
  • Learning how to set personal boundaries can be helpful for some, as well as learning to say no. Episodes 178 and 227 cover boundaries.
  • Meditation and relaxation can be helpful when you feel your trauma response beginning to manifest, as can self-soothing, like taking a hot bath, using a heating pad, putting an ice pack on your chest, or humming to yourself.
  • R.A.I.N, or Recognize/Relax, Accept/Allow, Investigate, and Note/Not attach.

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