The adrenaline response is a natural response to threat or extreme stimulus. If we are prone to anxiety, and wish to tame that response, there are a few things we can do.
Each day, much of our life is decided for us. Even so, we always have a choice as to the awareness with which we live it.
Part of mental health is responding appropriately to our own suffering, keeping faith in our ability to take corrective action.
Our early carers can act as a behaviour mirror for us. Where that mirror was distorted, counselling and psychotherapy can help in adulthood.
Recovery from mental illness requires wise maintenance.
There are great relational advantages in signalling to others our values, intentions and identity. Not least, it helps us to enlist support and make space for ourselves.