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.

Please do visit my website, or call for a free consultation, to discuss how I can support you more with appropriate coping strategies.

Article by Diane Pulley

Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"