The 8 F-Words
If you listened to episode seven of season two, you heard Sasha talk about being in four sessions of group with The Crisses from Liberated Life Coaching. We are excited that they will soon be a guest on the podcast!
But one thing we mentioned in this episode was that The Crisses had identified EIGHT panic responses to trauma or other triggers. Most people know about fight, flight, and freeze. Fight means dealing with it head on, and flight means running away from it, and freeze means hiding in some way.
Some people are also now getting more familiar with the fawn response (being “too good” in hopes for safety).
But The Crisses have also identified four others:
Follow - going along with the abuser or trigger, like joining in with them for safety;
Fortify - making higher “walls” and stronger defenses than before;
Fabricate - changing the story so it’s not so scary (including denial);
Facilitate - empowering yourself for positive change and healing in even little ways.
These are amazing! CLICK HERE to listen to their podcast about the 8 F’s!