Let's Talk About: Fears
What is fear? First of all, fear must be distinguished from the associated state of emotional anxiety, which usually occurs without any external threat. Furthermore, fear is linked to escape and avoidance behaviours, while anxiety is the result of dangers that we perceive as uncontrollable and inevitable. It is worth noting that fear is almost always associated with future events, such as a constantly deteriorating situation or the continuation of a situation that is unacceptable. Fear can also be an immediate reaction to something happening right now.
What are we afraid of? Existence of ghosts, evil forces, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, height, water, enclosures, darkness, tunnels and bridges, fear of needles, social rejection, failure, exams and public speaking, etc.
Any of these sounds familiar? Let's Talk About it!