The Adrenal Rush
One question I am commonly asked is
after all the years of doing this work do I still get the adrenal
rush? My answer is an emphatic 'Yes'. In fact I invite the adrenal
rush, so as to have all that power as a source of defensive action
should I need it.
That doesnít mean I will need it,
only that I will have it available should the need arise. Besides,
the adrenal rush is supposed to occur as a means to help us deal
with stressful situations. The adrenal rush is there to help us.
Why deprive ourselves of millennia of human survival evolution?
A few years back I began to notice
that before I would fight the padded assailant, I would clear my
mind of any preconceived notions of specific techniques or reactions
that I might use. I call this 'getting out of my own way' to allow
the pure flow of adrenaline, spontaneous reaction, and spirit do
the trick. Next I would literally invite the adrenal rush to occur
in my body. This feels like a warm current of electric energy coursing
up my spine.
The final step is to commit to explode
110% when necessary, particularly through a strong voice in which
the adrenaline is catalyzed into physical action. But adrenal stress
response training is designed to give you a safe and controlled
step by step methodology to condition the 'go for it' use of adrenaline
appropriately. This carries over into real life situations where
you donít have the time to consciously prepare, but must react instinctively.
The stories abound of students effectively dealing with very scary
situations after taking this type of training.
The problem with most people is that
without proper training this powerful bio chemical and even emotional
reaction can ork against them. Untrained people often react disproportionately
to the problem, either by under reacting, (passive) or by over reacting,
(aggressive). A favorite quote from an old FBI buddy states: 'If
people just donít screw up in an assault, they usually come out
So many victims out there screw up
because they never learned how to deal with the adrenal rush. Many
go into a knee jerk response that can actually get them into even
worse trouble! I actually believe that some of the so called "self-defense"
seminars and many who are teaching martial arts related self defense
training are doing more harm than good. This is because they are
giving their students a false sense of security and teaching techniques
that could not possibly really work in a real attack.
Learn the passive, agressive, assertive
behavior model as well as defenses against the 30
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