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The Root of All Fears – A Process for Fear and Anxiety by Albert F. Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Apr 2010 10:12pm They say the root of all fears is the fear of death itself. I’ve heard this over and over again from spiritual teachers over the years. Other teachers talk about something different, a variation – that we are ultimately afraid of being nothing, of being no-one. Perhaps there is no difference between the two. What is the point of this teach ... Read on »
Fear the Fear by Greg Katz Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 18 Oct 2008 8:10am Last year I went back to school…it was time.  I’m working on my PhD focusing on “Art as a healing modality when facing chronic and life-threatening illness.  I only tell you that because I had a realization last night while writing my paper for the up and coming class.  The class is on Wisdom and Civilization.  Throughout the paper I’ve been ... Read on »
rational fear and irrational fear by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 18 Sep 2009 10:11pm Leanonme, it's an interesting idea in your comment. Rational fears versus irrational fears... definitely worth some more thought... Is it irrational fear or rational fear if, to use your example, you almost drown and subsequently are afraid of water? The answer is: it depends. It depends on a number of variables. Let's take a couple of ... Read on »
From the Archives: Fearing Fear Itself by Brain Doc Medical Doctor Posted Tue 30 Dec 2008 7:43am First Published on March 10, 2008 He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. ~Montaigne, Essays, 1512 Fear is a very primitive emotion, setting off a chain reaction of events that pumps our blood full of adrenaline, raises our heartbeat, tenses our muscles, expends our energy, and quickens our thoughts. This is the ess ... Read on »
Fear of pain, not always fear of harm by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Thu 25 Mar 2010 10:05pm I know it’s actually Friday Funnies day, but before I go there I want to explore something I’ve been observing for a while.  Over the past four or five years, the TSK (Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia) has been a really popular instrument for identifying and monitoring pain-related anxiety and avoidance.  It has been found to have a ... Read on »
Fear of Failure or Fear of Success? by eatnormalnow Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:11pm When I started out as a therapist, I didn’t think much about what we call “fear of success.” I believed that the underlying problem—the real fear—was of failure. Now, thanks to the numerous clients who have educated me about their issues, I understand that people also suffer from a bona fide fear of success, a fear that is common among people w ... Read on »
Solving Counter-Productive Fears And Bringing Beneficial Fears Into Focus by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Mar 2009 4:35am “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” — Franklin D Roosevelt during World War II. There are people who have panic attacks who are so very fearful they are unable to leave their home. They may depend on their family members to communicate with the outside world while they stay “safely” at home. Most of us may see the irrationality of s ... Read on »
Fear I'm tired of "fear" - the w... by Soulshiner Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm Fear I'm tired of "fear" - the worst of emotions. It not only brings out the worst of human nature it also paralyze...about 21 hours ago"I'm tired of "fear" - the worst of emotions. It not only brings out the worst of human nature it also paralyzes us to do nothing to stop it." I've been mulling that statement over and over after writing tha ... Read on »
Dear Fear: A Letter To My Fears When Living with Chronic Illness by Lisa C. Posted Thu 26 Apr 2012 2:00pm By Melissa Vensen Dear Fear, We have known one another for a while now. You tell me lies all the time, yet I keep letting you back in my life. You overwhelm me with what ifs. What if you don’t ever get well… What if God does not want to heal you. . . What if you never accomplish your dreams. . . What if you never ge ... Read on »