Stress Is a Psychological and Physiological Response to Events That Upset Our Personal Balance In some Way. When Faced With a Threat, Whether to Our Physical Safety or Emotional Equilibrium, the Body's Defenses Kick into High Gear In a Rapid, Automatic Process Known As the “Fight-Or-Flight” Response. We All Know What This Stress Response Feels Like: Heart Pounding In the Chest, Muscles Tensing Up, Breathes Coming Faster, Every Sense on Red Alert. Stress Is an Integral Part of Our Lives. “It Is a Natural Byproduct of All Our Activities”. Life Is a Dynamic Process Thus Forever Changing and Stressful. Our Body Responds to Acute Stress By Deliberation of Chemicals.