I know there is research related to high ACE scores and PTSD and the correlation with obesity. I want to understand better what we know about these correlations and connections. Of course, "freeze" can be part of our stress response. I am very intrigued by how "freeze" is such a different response than "fight" or "flight" with regards to self-care issues, including eating patterns and weight. As a clinician, I have always found it to be much easier to support clients in health shifts when their common stress responses are to fight or flee than to freeze as the energy is already active and requires guidance versus a need to first activate the energy.
I am delving into the literature and resources more about these differences now and would greatly appreciate suggestions and guidance.