Self-calming quiz answers

1. Stress can increase our risk for illness and decrease our ability to recover from it.

True - The fight-flight state decreases immune function, making it harder to fit off disease.

2. The fight-flight state is meant to last a long time, even when we’re not in danger.

False - The fight-flight state should subside once the danger goes away, giving the body time to recover. If it doesn’t stop, our bodies begin to break down.

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Carol Hester

An Oasis for the Soul

"Turning Point is free and it's priceless. If I have a freaky moment, I know I have the skills to stop and get my thoughts back on track. My life is so much more enjoyable. How do you attach a value to that?"