Meetup : Toronto: fight/flight/freeze experiences

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WHEN: 19 March 2013 07:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Tim Horton's, 26 Dundas Street, Toronto, ON

Tim Hortons on Victoria Street near Dundas station. We'll be at the back by the paperclip sign.

The "fight or flight" response evolved to help us cope with life-threatening situations, which called for quick judgement and maybe aggression or bursts of energy. But it comes at a price - when in this mode, blood is diverted away from the parts of the brain that deal with empathy, social relationships and long term planning.

This doesn't sound so good for rationality! In the modern environment, we can go into fight or flight response when it really isn't necessary (or a mild version of it, if we suffer from chronic stress). In this meetup we'll be sharing stories about the fight/flight/freeze response, how well we handled it and what the consequences were!

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