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How to Keep Your Cool in High-Stress Situations

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Stressful Situations And Our Response

Our natural tendency when confronted is to be defensive, and it is often hard to keep cool during a stressful situation.

The Polyvagal Theory, based on new research in neuroscience offers some insights on this automatic ‘fight-or-flight’ self-regulation done by u...

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Our nervous system, specifically the vagus nerve, regulates threat and stressful situations, with a three-part response:

  1. Level 1 - Immobilization: Reptiles, mammals and humans can suddenly become immobile when faced with a dire threat.
  2. Level 2 - M...

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  1. Understand and identify the reactions the body is giving.
  2. Recognize the level 1(immobilization) or level 2(fight-or-flight) responses.
  3. Recall previous experiences and find those where the mind was able to navigate a cha...

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