By Carissa Kelvens spring Everyone has felt a little anxious at one time or another. It may have been when you were dealing with issues of work, school, or relationships with family, friends, or significant others. You may also have felt fear about something in particular.
Because I believe facing fears can be done in many ways, and some of the more popular ones have more negative consequences than positive ones.
Sometimes, this truly happens, which is why in principle, getting out of your comfort zone and facing your fears is solid advice. However, sometimes more often than a lot of people would like to admitfacing your fears does nothing to lower your anxiety and actually reinforces them.
Imagine a person who is afraid of public speaking.
So she decides as part of improving her people skills, to face this fear head on. So she forces herself to speak in front of top managers, at an important business conference. What happens in this situation is that mentally, the intense fear and the public speaking situation get linked one with the other, and the fear of public speaking only gets reinforced.
In my coaching activity, I have met a lot of people who go around facing their fears every day like this. There are better ways to do it.
Here are two essential traits they have: You start with a low intensity one, and as you get used to it and your fear decreases significantly, you move on to one of a higher intensity.
If for example, you are afraid of public speaking, you start by speaking in front of 10 people who seem friendly. Combining the behavioral with the cognitive. As you face your fears, you also focus on addressing your automatic thinking and your limiting beliefs which fundament these fears.
Your combine using the right external tools with using the right internal tools. It will take time and practice, but you will see it happen.
This means you can start to enjoy the things you dreaded, that you experience more freedom.Anxiety is a natural and usually short-lived reaction to a stressful situation, associated with feelings of worry, nervousness or apprehension.
It typically occurs in new, unfamiliar or challenging situations, where the person might not feel up to the task, or where the outcome is uncertain. Writing to heal. By helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune systems as well as their minds.
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While some of us might have been fortunate enough to have left our deepest dreads in the past along with potty training and pacifiers, the rest of us are stuck with a crippling fear of everything from crowded spaces to cuddly canines.
Read on to learn about some of the most common childhood-turned-adult fears. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 75% of people with specific phobias overcome their fears through cognitive-behavioral therapy. In desensitization or exposure therapy, you are exposed in a safe and controlled way to the object or situation you fear.
If your anxiety is on the minor side, there is a very good chance you can cure yourself without professional help. Just follow this guideline. Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn't feel it, we couldn't protect ourselves from legitimate threats.
But often we fear situations that are far from life-or.