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In Stress and Coping

Do you know about the 4 possible responses to stress?

When you are in a crisis or under stress, your body goes into survival mode. The pre-programmed automatic responses are hardwired in childhood. The only way to undo an automated response is through intense training like what the military, police, firefighters, and other trained first responders do. When your body perceives the situation as stressful, your survival mode of the sympathetic nervous system takes over. This in contrast to the parasympathetic nervous system which induces a relaxed mode. These two…

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