Gabor Maté CM (born January 6, 1944) is a Hungarian-born Canadian physician. He has a background in family practice and a special interest in childhood development and trauma, and in their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, including on autoimmune disease, cancer, ADHD, addictions, and a wide range of other conditions. Now retired […]
Our understanding of trauma, its causes, its treatments, and how it affects not just the mind but also the body, has never been more complete than it is now. Thanks to the work of eminent thinkers in the field, Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Gabor Maté and others such as Pete Walker, Scott Kiloby, Giten Tonkov, it seems that healing modalities across the board are rushing to label themselves as ‘trauma informed’.
Fight, Flight and – that’s it – freeze. In this article we have a look at where the freeze response comes from, what it does, and why it’s important. The more awareness you have about your body’s instinctual patterns and behaviour, the more empowered you will be. What is the freeze state? There are two