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Panic Reactions: 8 Important F-Words (012)

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Foundational concept for our System Trust Issues series. We've all heard of "fight or flight" reactions. In this episode we outline 8 different panic reactions and how they play out in multiplicity.

Published July 24, 2017

Why are there predictable roles in a multiple system? We outline 8 "F-Word" panic reactions: Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn, Follow, Fortify, Fabricate and Facilitate, and then tie them into roles we play in our multiple system and why it's important to helping build system trust.

This is part of a series of podcasts leading up to a capstone on System Trust Issues.

Trigger warning: A few mentions of panic-worthy situations, internal prosecutors, and as usual we could always trigger something. It's always possible others in your head are interested, so a little tip: Listen with the intent for everyone in your system to be able to hear it too: put it on an internal loudspeaker, so that they don't need to front to hear.


The contents of this podcast are meant for informational purposes only. This podcast is meant only for adults, and listener discretion is strongly advised. By no means are the contents of this podcast series intended to diagnose any illness or replace the treatment or therapy of persons in need. Please seek professional assistance if you are in distress in any way.

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Thank you. This podcast is so helpful and logically presented. It addresses what I am currently experiencing and gives it form.

Comment by Roni Baker on September 19, 2022

You're so welcome, Roni! We appreciate the feedback.

Comment by Crisses on September 23, 2022

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