InTouch with the Brain – Physical Responses to Stress


Comfortable social engagements:

  • a responsive face, heart rate and blood pressure
  • our body is flexible
  • we have curiosity, interest, passion and we are calm
  • we feel safe and comfortable

uncomfortable social situations:

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Fight or Flight 

  • have a  face that is partly frozen, angry or scared
  • have a fast heart rate and high blood pressure
  • have tense body
  • experience fear and anger
  • are on alert for danger


  • have a frozen face
  • have a  slow heart rate
  • have extremely low blood pressure
  • experience our body as collapsed
  • experience hopelessness, shame and confusion
  • don’t feel anything or we feel numb
  • are shut-down

The intent of this article is in the context of communication. Values & Empathy integration in communication for transforming disconnection into connection.

Intouch Talk

Intouch Talk

InTouch on Empathy and our Brain‘ 

InTouch with the Brain – Right and Left Hemispheres

InTouch on the Brain – ‘Reactions to Stress’

InTouch with the Brain – Amygdale, Hippocampus, Prefrontal Cortex


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication,  Empathy,  Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015


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