Fear presents itself in all kinds of physical ailments, it disguises itself in other emotions such as anger, and it holds us back from endless possibilities.
We can even be fearful of the fear itself.
The amygdala is the fear centre of the brain and is responsible for our “gut” reactions to experience. It has no powers of differentiation so it relies on other parts of our brain (and thinking) to do this for us.
Susan Jeffers wrote the bestseller “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway”, reminding us that the fear of the unknown, of the thing we fear, is greater than any fear we will experience when we actually address the fear. Read that again and understand it fully. How about all those people who fear heights yet conquer it by skydiving? They feel blissfully free and renewed just moments later.
Fears come in all shapes and sizes, not just the gigantic, obvious ones. We fear aging, being alone, dying, sickness, pain, failing, relationships, being rejected and even achieving and being true to who we really are at our core.
Acknowledging your fears is powerful in itself because only once you acknowledge them are you now in a position of choice. You can choose to remain in the fear, or take steps to overcome it. How rewarding would it be to overcome your fear? Hypnotherapy can achieve this in as little as one session.