Stress: Freeze response.

1️⃣. Stress

When you are in a situation where your body and brain are screaming at you to fight or flight but because your fear of not surviving if you are discharged or treatment is withheld. Is at odds with your ‘fight or flight’ method of survival.

2️⃣ Stress Freeze Mode

Your brain doesn’t know what action to take. So it does nothing and waits for new instructions. This leaves you feeling emotionally paralysed. But it is your amazing brain trying to protect you from coping with the overwhelming feelings that this behaviour from a ‘safe’ professional has generated.

2️⃣. 1️⃣ Freeze mode Info-graph

stress freeze mode
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2️⃣ This repeated ‘faulty’ freeze stress response takes a toll on the body and can cause:

Freezing is fight-or-flight on hold and it involves similar physiological fight ot flight changes.

2️⃣.2️⃣ How stress makes you feel Info-graph

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2️⃣.2️⃣ Stress causes:

▶️ high blood pressure
▶️ emotions of:

▶️ anxiety
▶️ depression
▶️ poor sleep
▶️ appetite changes.

2️⃣.3️⃣ To cope you may turn to:

▶️ booze

▶️ prescription or street drugs,

▶️ food

▶️ unhealthy relationships

3️⃣ Tips for healthy stress management.

4️⃣ To read more about the stress of complaint handling, click here