Survival Instincts: Fight, Flight or Freeze

When stressful moments occur in one's life, the three responses are fight-flight-freeze. Everyone reacts differently to trauma. The brain sends out signals to the victim to fight back, flee the scene or freeze up with no response. The limbic system is a built-in alarm system in the brain that signals when possible danger occurs. There [...]

Abusers-Red Flags

Keep their victims in the dark about events that are taking place.Almost always in control of finances. Talk bad about the victim to others to cause them to become isolated. Make plans that include the victim without consulting them. Goal is to monopolize the victim's time, physical environment, and suppress their behavior. Tell you what [...]