Get to Know Your Startle

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actor illustrating the startle reaction

Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine yourself in one of the following situations:

(1) You are calmly strolling down the hallway in your office building when the (very loud) fire alarm sounds—Beep! Beep! Beep!

2) You are driving down the highway in pretty heavy traffic but have a nice distance between you and the car in front of you. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a car speeds up on your left side and veers into your lane, missing your front left fender by inches. You slam on the brakes. Thank goodness nobody was right on your bumper!

Take time to really put yourself in one of the above situations. Can you sense how your body reacts? Continue reading “Get to Know Your Startle”