When we experience trauma or extreme stress the back part of the brain shuts down, with the fight, flight or freeze mechanism. This is when an individual is faced with danger.
The other part of our brain will be on “hyper arousal and vigilant” in readiness for an alarm to go off.
This is how a human protects itself from imminent danger, especially when they have experienced extreme trauma.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, they will over a sustained period of time cause your body long term damage.
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