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Managing fear is imperative when navigating a stressful or potentially volatile situation.  Our series, “Strong, Safe & True” continues this week with Doug Hicks, a security specialist with Premier Risk Solutions. Hicks talks to us about recognizing fear, managing it, and safely reacting.

In this video, we learn how to define the different types of fear, we learn how it affects us and things we can do to control it. Once you can control it, you can observe, figure out what the opportunities are, and then make the best choice for your safety or someone else’s. Hicks says the last thing you want to do is fall victim to the 4 f’s. Flight, flight, freeze and forget.  That means you get scared, you freeze and you forget things you’ve been told or taught. There are actual physiological responses fear causes.  You can actually lose motor skills, blood flow can be restricted and your heart rate shoots up. The good news is, through proper practice and training, you can gain control over these things that potentially paralyze.

Check out the video for more on this topic and continue to visit for more video sessions!