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Quelling the Adrenaline Response

Quelling the Adrenaline Response

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand and be able to use basic techniques to reduce intensity of their own fight or flight reaction.

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Terms to Know
  • Amygdala

    A structure in the brain which interprets stimuli as threat or non- threat and initiates fight or flight reaction.

  • Fight or Flight Reaction

    A condition in the body caused by the release of adrenaline, preparing the body to flee from or combat a stimulus perceived as a threat by the amygdala.

  • Reaction

    Behavior which is not consciously chosen but is automatic/reflexive in a given context or in relation to a given stimulus.

  • Relaxation

    Elimination of unnecessary tension/activity in body or mind.

  • Response

    Behavior towards a given stimulus or in a given context that is consciously chosen.

  • Threat

    A stimulus interpreted by the amygdala as harmful to an organism.