Stress: The Window of Tolerance

I’d like to share a helpful TikTok today.

In it, a therapist talks about the Window of Tolerance. When we face trauma and high stress in our own lives and collective trauma in our public lives, the window by which we can regulate our nervous systems grows smaller. This is why we see people (and perhaps ourselves) reacting more to stress with fight, flight (hyperarousal) and freeze (hypoarousal) responses.

I’m embedding the TikTok below and also linking to it here.

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