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The ‘Freeze’ Response to Sexual Violence, EVA Notes

Many survivors describe having felt unable to move or speak during a sexual assault. This temporary state of paralysis, sometimes called the ‘freeze’ response, is also known as ‘tonic immobility.’

This edition of EVA Notes discusses the realities of the ‘freeze’ response and supporting sexual violence survivors who have had that experience, along with a short list of relevant resources.

Download EVA Notes, October 2017