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Fight, Flight or Freeze: The Stress Response

Article contribution by Maureen Werrbach, LCPC at Psych Central.

“Imagine the following scenarios:

1. During a staff meeting that you led and thoroughly prepared for, your boss criticizes you for not completing a task that was someone else’s responsibility. All eyes are on you. You feel flushed, your heart starts racing, and you have you the urge to yell at your boss (even though you don’t).

2. You walk into class late and to find everyone putting their books away for an apparent test that you were not aware of, nor ready for. Your heart seems to stop, knees become weak, you begin to sweat, and you suddenly feel this intense urge to turn around and race out of the room before the teacher sees you.” –Maureen Werrbach, LCPC | Therapist at Urban Wellness

Read the full article here.

About the Author

Maureen Werrbach, LCPC is a therapist and the founder of Urban Wellness. Maureen sees patients at our Edison Park location. Maureen works with adults. Maureen’s specialties include EMDR, trauma, relationships, and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in working with Maureen, send an email today!