Stress and self-regulatory capacity

Stress and self-regulatory capacity

Allan Schore describes stress as a change or threat of change which demands adaptation by the organism. Elsewhere Schore describes stress as the occurrence of an asynchrony in a relational interaction in infancy (and indeed at later stages of life). A period of...
The stress response system

The stress response system

In order to survive we need efficient ways to process information. The stress response system is one of the ways we process information. The stress response system is a result of evolution and enabled us to survive and thrive. Each stress response system is highly...
The lesser known stress response: Dissociation

The lesser known stress response: Dissociation

Bruce Perry writes that when we are pushed out of balance, the stress response system becomes activated to help us. The fight or flight response is not the only way we respond to threat. If we perceive ourselves as being too small to fight and unable to flee, the...
Stress and the core regulatory networks

Stress and the core regulatory networks

Bruce Perry writes that our body uses neural networks to manage and process stress. Stress is a demand on one or more of our body’s physiological systems. Hunger, thirst, cold, exercise and even getting excited are all stressors. Stress is central to learning,...