Beyond Stage Fright - Inspired Performance

Week 1 - Day 3

Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

The fight-flight-freeze response is a primal, instinctive response that kicks in when our body feels it is in extreme danger. On some level, conscious or unconscious, we are fearing for our life. It has been going on since the dawn of time, when our ancestors were in fear of wild animals or similar threats. What happens is that our body goes into survival mode and all sorts of physiological responses take place. Our heart beat increases, our breathing becomes more rapid; our digestion slows right down, blood drains from...

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