Fear can be expressed in a variety of ways and can have far reaching effects in people’s lives. Fear can be a significant stumbling block to achieving emotional health, personal success and feeling good.
We all tend to have some fears in some areas of our lives.
Some fear is quite valid and actually keeps us safe. For example, the fear of walking out onto a busy highway, or standing too close to the edge of a cliff on a windy day.
Fear can relate to situations that are current or to memories of experiences that have occurred in the past. Some fears relate to potential future situations, including fear of having an accident, being alone, becoming ill or aging, having career changes or financial difficulties.
Many fears are based on our cumulative thoughts, attitudes and beliefs and are counter-productive to a balanced state of health and happiness.
Fear of failure, success, change, rejection, judgment, abandonment, the unknown, conflict or relationships are all related to our self-esteem. Fear and self-doubt often go hand- in- hand and can prevent us from achieving our goals.
Some of our fears can be described as phobias, and examples include fear of heights, water, snakes, mice and enclosed spaces. Such phobias can be intense for some people and can interfere with their emotional well-being.
Identifying our fears
What sort of fears do you have in your life?
Do these fears affect how you cope with external events or people?
Are they related to self-doubt?
Do these fears influence how you feel about other people’s behaviour towards you?
Are these fears linked to phobias?
The most effective way of dealing with fear and eliminating it from our lives is to firstly accept that it’s there.
Identify how long it’s been with you.
Work out what triggers the fear, and what you need to do to change the emotional response pattern that has been firmly set in place, sometimes over many years.
By using appropriate strategies including EFT, fears can be effectively overcome.
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