Stress Response - Simple Diagram

The 5Fs of Stress – Re-evaluating the Stress Response

Most of us have heard of the ‘Fight or Flight’ response in stressful situations. This is the accepted view of the stress response – we react to stress by our bodies getting ready to fight or to flee. This reaction was intended for the sort of situations that our ancestors might have found themselves in – in real danger from, for instance, a wild animal.