The Fawn Response

the fawn response

Written by Daphne

Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy.

November 5, 2021

Many of us have heard of Fight, Flight, Freeze.
The Fawn Response is a coping mechanism that is not unfamiliar. It’s our need to connect in order to survive (a relationship or relationships), so we do things that we don’t feel compelled to in order to belong, to not be shamed, to please… We try to be who the other person (or society) wants us to be instead of our authentic self. Do you know that this nervous system response can actually hurt us physiologically?

#nervoussystem #fawnresponse

This post was originally posted on on March 9th 2020

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