Anxiety is often a stress response. When faced with a serious threat (real or imagined), your autonomic nervous system gets activated, and instantaneously you have to decide whether you’re going to fight, flight, or freeze.
For those who have experienced trauma, the freeze response can become ingrained and stored in your subconscious, thus leading to automatic perpetually high levels of anxiety. And I know how helpless you can feel to change it, but I promise, it can get better.
If you relate, you might consider reaching out to your healthcare provider to discuss PTSD. I’m linking an article below that explains the freeze response in more detail. We’ll also be covering some techniques for managing PTSD in Let Go & Be In The Flow. I’m excited to share these with you, because I’ve found them to be MASSIVE game-changers. Last day to join is Wednesday May 27 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org TO JOIN or if you have any questions about the program.
Article on the freeze response: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-the-self/201507/trauma-and-the-freeze-response-good-bad-or-both