Category Archives: Trauma and its Effects

Flight

Restless legs, feet /numbness in legs Anxiety/shallow breathing Big/darting eyes Leg/foot movement Reported or observed fidgety-ness, restlessness, feeling trapped, tense Sense of running in life- one activity-next Excessive exercise

31st May 2013 Comments Off on Flight

Freeze

Feeling stuck in some part of body Feeling cold/frozen, numb, pale skin Sense of stiffness, heaviness Holding breath/restricted breathing Sense of dread, heart pounding Decreased heart rate (can sometimes increase) Orientation to threat

31st May 2013 Comments Off on Freeze

Fight

Crying Hands in fists, desire to punch, rip Flexed/tight jaw, grinding teeth, snarl Fight in eyes, glaring, fight in voice Desire to stomp, kick, smash with legs, feet Feelings of anger/rage Homicidal/suicidal feelings Knotted stomach/nausea, burning stomach Metaphors like bombs, …

31st May 2013 Comments Off on Fight
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