“F” Trauma Responses & Self-Compassion

“F” Trauma Responses & Self-Compassion
Defense Reaction / Trauma ResponseEmotion/BehaviorTurned InwardSelf-Compassion
FlightFearIsolationCommon Humanity
Social Engagement
FightAngerSelf-Criticism
Self-Blame
Perfectionism
Self-Kindness
Inner-Child Work
FrightOverwhelmRumination
OCD/Ritualistic
Mindfulness
FawnCo-dependenceIgnoring our needsBoundaries
– Unapologetic
– Clear communication
– Grounded Grace
– Felt-sense/embodiment practices to tune into needs
– Self-assertive v obsequious
– Take responsibility for self
– Stop relying on others for core emotional regulation 
FlagCollapseDissociation
Numb
Disengaged
Apathetic
Embodiment (yoga, massage, bodily awareness and relaxation training)
Faint

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