What is “to serve”? How is it related to trauma and the “fight or flight” response?

The woman with the tattoos crosses her arms

You’ve probably heard of fight-or-flight responses to distressing situations. You may also be familiar with the freezing tendency. But there is another defense or survival strategy that a person can have: the fawn. When our brain perceives a threat in our environment, our sympathetic nervous system takes over and a person may experience any or … Read more