Fight or flight response
Anyone interested in applying their martial art to “life” needs to become very familiar, intellectually. physically and emotionally with the effects of the fight flight response. Applying your martial arts training to life does not necessarily mean physical conflict. When you start observing it in your life you will be surprised how often it is activated in many of the smaller conflicts both inner and outer that naturally occur in day to day events. It is by learning from these many smaller conflicts that we gradually gain insight into dealing with much bigger even life threatening situations. The attached article caught my eye because it’s very “readable” so many descriptions of the fight flight response get bogged down in the jargon of modern clinical psychology. It comes from a volunteer organisation in Australia that helps army veterans and other suffererss of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A wee bit about my history in martial arts
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