A. Describe a time when you were in a social situation that triggered a bioreaction(s) by doing the following:
1. Describe the environment around you before and during the bioreaction(s).
The description of the environment includes specific, contextual, and sensory details about the environment before and during the bioreaction(s).
2. Describe the stimulus (which the amygdala interprets as a threat) that triggered the bioreaction.
The description contains relevant and specific details about the stimulus or threat that triggered the bioreaction(s).
3. Describe the bioreaction(s) (i.e., fight, flight, freeze, and appease) you experienced.
The description reflects awareness of specific bioreaction(s) and includes specific details of the candidate’s personal experience.
4. Describe the physical sensations (e.g., sweaty palms, tight muscles) you experienced in your body when you became aware of the bioreaction(s).
The description demonstrates awareness of specific physical sensations that occurred when the candidate became aware of the bioreaction(s).
5. Describe the feeling(s) you experienced in the social situation before, during, and after the bioreaction(s).
The description includes specific, reflective details of the feeling(s) experienced in the social situation before, during, and after the bioreaction(s).
6. Describe what you would do differently to successfully navigate this type of reaction the next time you experience a similar social situation.
The description is practical and appropriately addresses what the candidate would do differently to successfully navigate the reaction in a similar social situation.
a. Reflect on why it is important to react differently when you experience this bioreaction.
The reflection includes personal insights and demonstrates understanding of the importance of modifying the candidate’s response when experiencing the identified bioreaction.
B. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.