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Are you heading towards a freeze state? Warning signs to be aware of

Updated On Apr 30, 2024 03:35 PM IST
  • From physical signs to the sense of faltering at everything, here are a few warning signs that we should know about.
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Prolonged exposure to trauma can lead to the sense of feeling overwhelmed constantly. This can make the nervous system resort to the last line of defense mechanism – the freeze state. "A freeze response happens as your nervous system's last line of defense - you're overwhelmed, overloaded & you've held it all in and together for too long," wrote Therapist Rebekah Ballagh. Here are a few signs to be aware of.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 03:35 PM IST

Prolonged exposure to trauma can lead to the sense of feeling overwhelmed constantly. This can make the nervous system resort to the last line of defense mechanism – the freeze state. "A freeze response happens as your nervous system's last line of defense - you're overwhelmed, overloaded & you've held it all in and together for too long," wrote Therapist Rebekah Ballagh. Here are a few signs to be aware of.(Unsplash)

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We may feel that we are not being able to keep up with the changes in daily lives. Be it work or personal life, we may have the sense of faltering at everything. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We may feel that we are not being able to keep up with the changes in daily lives. Be it work or personal life, we may have the sense of faltering at everything. (Unsplash)

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We may experience certain freeze moments when we feel overwhelmed to take decisions, hence we start to pause. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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We may experience certain freeze moments when we feel overwhelmed to take decisions, hence we start to pause. (Pixabay)

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The body often shows signs of freeze response with somatic sensations, such as digestive issues or fatigue. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The body often shows signs of freeze response with somatic sensations, such as digestive issues or fatigue. (Unsplash)

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The absence of motivation is evident in the freeze state. We may feel that we do not have a driving force to keep going. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The absence of motivation is evident in the freeze state. We may feel that we do not have a driving force to keep going. (Unsplash)

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We isolate ourselves from everything and everyone else because we feel overwhelmed around people. We also try out temporary ways to keep uncomfortable emotions at bay – however, such emotions keep coming up.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 03:35 PM IST

We isolate ourselves from everything and everyone else because we feel overwhelmed around people. We also try out temporary ways to keep uncomfortable emotions at bay – however, such emotions keep coming up.(Unsplash)

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