???WHEN DID YOU LAST “BRAIN FART”???
Choke or freeze?
You know “be the deer in headlights”…
If you’ve ever been surprised, you’ve done this!
So is it always a bad thing or is there any benefit from it?
We’ll if you’ve seen Jurassic Park.
You’ll know that the big T-Rex tracks the motion and the actor is soon to be the brunch-o-sauras.
Especially if you are a part of a herd or tribe, the one that’s running gets singled out.
So it was not always a bad response.
But in our modern world, with the threat of conflict, stress and violence mostly from other people.
It’s a very useful skill to break the freeze, or reduce the length of time it has a grip on us.
Even in everday situations like these:
Like when asking out a person you really like on a date…
Asking your boss for a pay rise…
Starting an exam and the first question stumps you…
Having a stranger start swearing at you and facing off…
So how can we achieve breaking the freeze when it’s such a big part of our genetics.
One way is consistent and repetitive training of conditioned responses.
I.E. Train regularly out of your comfort zone.
Another way is to get stronger, fitter and build your confidence.
Krav Maga can help with both of these.