Autonomic Nervous System 101Mar 26, 2022
Fight / Flight / Freeze / Fawn
I'm sure you've heard of these nervous system states at some point.
In the above video we talk about what that actually looks like inside the branches of the Autonomic Nervous System.
When our nervous system perceives threat in the environment it will make a decision (without our conscious awareness of 'why') as to which state will be most beneficial to our survival.
Now our nervous system is not only reacting to physical threat, it is reacting to threats to our identity.
The mechanism is actually the same.
Fight / Flight
- Intense Energy
Freeze / Fawn
- Shutdown or Collapse
Connection / Social Engagement
- Ventral Vagal
- Safe (no Fear)
- Meditative State
- Play & Fun
Being able to activate the Ventral Vagus will start to re-adapt the nervous system.
Meaning we can regulate in a more efficient manner, both with circumstances that arise in our daily life & when processing old emotional wounds.
Ryan Hassan (Co-Founder at The Centre for Healing)