About reactions and meltdowns

A reaction is when our body goes from a state of settlement to a state of anxiety. And there are many variations, from a little bit of anxiety and a minor reaction to a massive amount of anxiety and a full-blown meltdown.

Tanya Curtis, Senior Behaviour Specialist and founding director of FABIC Behaviour Specialist Centre, states that a reaction is an avoidance of responsibility. How so?

Tanya explains that any reaction, from low intensity to meltdown, is the result of a person being presented with a part of life they have not yet chosen to self-master; and that taking responsibility means to become a willing student of life and take the necessary steps to self-master the life lesson presented, one after the other after the other.

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