Most people experience shock at one time or another in their life. And a great majority of people are in shock, in one form or another, on a daily basis.
Shock may begin early in life and then build up as life’s stresses increase, or it may result from a sudden traumatic event.
Stress is a normal part of our lives and, of course, most people feel stress on a daily basis. Stress is exacerbated when it becomes increasingly intense, and then something tragic, threatening, or overwhelming happens. For example, someone in your family or perhaps you, yourself, get diagnosed with an illness, dies, loses a job, has an accident or a million other situations which become “the last straw” so to speak.
Then you move into panic mode, your heart and thoughts are racing, you are frantically searching for solutions, you perhaps begin using more alcohol, caffeine, sugar, or sleeping pills to cope. You notice that you are gaining weight, unable to sleep and feeling intense anxiety.