Thursday, February 24, 2011

How Do Children Handle Fight Or Flight Response?

How Do Children Handle Fight Or Flight Response?

Children and Adults alike handle Fight Or Flight Response in much the same way. However, as life teaches us, it's not what happens to us that is important “things will always happen to us” it's what we do with what happens to us that is ultimately the deciding factors as to our success or failure. Fight or flight is our body's primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to "fight" or "flee" from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival. What are the signs that our fight or flight response has been stimulated or activated?. When our fight or flight response is activated, sequences of nerve cell firing occur and chemicals like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. Blood is shunted away from our digestive tract and directed into our muscles and limbs, which require extra energy and fuel for running and fighting. In short, many of the major stresses today trigger the full activation of our fight or flight response, causing us to become aggressive, hyper vigilant and over-reactive. To protect ourselves today, we must consciously pay attention to the signals of fight or flight. For example, in times of emotional jeopardy, the fight or flight response can sharpen our mental acuity, thereby helping us deal decisively with issues, moving us to action. If you end up in a fight, you'll hit harder, jump higher and think and dodge faster than usual. We often forget how much of a problem overwhelming anxiety can be. Panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder all have the potential to be quite disabling. A child who is not well adjusted, possibly having low self esteem and being overweight has little chance of being successful. It's, in my opinion, that there can be no better activity to address this type of concern other than Martial Arts. Please check our Blog's.

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