04.2_Four Stress Responses, Physical Healing & Faith Series – Premium Content

Physical symptoms are information; they are the body’s way of communicating a need for healing, what needs to be healed, and even how to heal. Much of the automatic physical reaction we experience in stressful situations is ultimately ignored because we mark it down to “stress” (unavoidable!) without actually listening to what it’s trying to tell us. But dismissing physical symptoms because they are “stress” causes a build-up of stress-emotion-energy — fight or flight energy that was never discharged. Over time, this build-up is extremely unhealthy and destructive to the body, as it can never relax, heal, and grow. Listening to our bodies is the first step to healing them!

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L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)

O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

Is it surprising to you that your overwhelming automatic physical responses to stress, conflict, mistreatment, or abuse are likely symptoms of trauma? As you listened through the four stress responses, did you recognize yourself and the ways you deal with stress? Were you able to make connections between your stress responses and earlier coping mechanisms that became unhealthy and permanent?  

V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Tell Him everything in your heart right now. 

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E | Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Precious Blood of Jesus, flow through me. Mary, Mother of Divine Love, take the Precious Blood of Jesus to the throne of God, the Father, and offer it in sweet humble adoration, then send it back flowing by the Holy Spirit as a healing of body, mind, heart, and soul. Grant me complete and total healing as I cooperate with you, Lord Jesus, in the healing of my soul and body as you direct. Amen. +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:00-12:00 – Review of series so far; Emmanuel Moment (phrase coined by Dr. Carl Lahmen)

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Transforming picture or peaceful visualization as an limbic/emotional anchor; e>motion; biology of stress and trauma

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – The Four Fs – four types of stress or trauma responses: fight and flight

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Flee and fawn stress responses


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