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Feeling the fear - and not even thinking about doing it by Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist Posted Tue 31 Mar 2009 11:49pm Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is basically the fear of feeling anxious, or feeling anxiety-related symptoms. Typically, when people are fearful of their own symptoms of anxiety, they’ll work to avoid getting into situations where they may experience these symptoms.  AS has been shown to be a predisposing factor in some anxiety-related disorders ... Read on »
Courage: Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway by Chronic Runner Posted Fri 19 Oct 2012 12:49pm "I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards." -Alberto Salazar, three-time winner of the NYC marathon   I've been trying to avoid it, ignore it, put it out of my mind, and I've been pretty successful thus far. But this morning my eyes pop open at 5 a.m. My mind is racing and my stomach is ... Read on »
Feel The Fear by Josh Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jun 2008 5:09pm   I have been thinking about Fear and how it dominates our press and the affect this has on the anxious.   If you are an anxious person then you will be well acquainted with fear. Any campaign designed to alert us to have a mammogram, (fear of cancer), wear our seatbelts (fear of crashing), be alert to strange unattached parcels in p ... Read on »
Feeling Extremely Anxious And Wanting To Hide by Rayne Mazur Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 4:46am This morning is an anxiety day.  I woke feeling as if something were wrong.  Something was waiting to happen and I needed to stop it before it did.  A kind of mystery thriller movie my brain was playing just for me.  Nothing was wrong, though.  Everything was in the right place.  Family members were all healthy and in their proper places.  Ratti ... Read on »
Free From Fear – How To Feel Calm by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 14 Oct 2011 3:25am Have you ever found yourself stressed out and you feel you’re in you don’t even know what to do anymore about the situation? It’s natural to feel unrelaxed and anxious at times especially if you are thinking a lot of things and if you are under . is maybe one of the questions that’s running in your mind right now, that’s why I’d like to ... Read on »
feeling fear by Rachel H. Posted Sat 08 May 2010 8:45am Friends, thank you so much to your responses to my letter to my 12-year-old self .  I loved reading all the things you would tell your 12-year-old selves. La Gitane asked an interesting question – what would my 12-year-old self say to me?  That reminded me of a conversation I had with a colleague a few days ago.  We were talking about book ... Read on »
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway. by Naomi D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 5:24pm We have a horrible time of it emotionally in England. We want to be close to others and make friends, yet there is this intricate web of cultural mores we need to observe before we can make contact (I know this sounds suspiciously Jane Austen-ish). I can't invite someone I have just met home with me, unless I am fantastically drunk, in which ca ... Read on »
Anxiety relief: Morty Lefkoe on how our strong feelings get conditioned by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 9:06am In his post Getting Rid of Beliefs is Not Enough , Morty Lefkoe explains how classical conditioning can work against our emotional stability. How Associations Early In Life Cause Negative Emotions Later In Life Very often we are plagued by repeated negative feelings in our life, such as fear, anger, guilt, anxiety, and sadness ... Read on »
Nine Tips for Feeling Happier When You’ve Lost Your Job -- or Fear You Might. by Gretchen R. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Feb 2010 11:16am Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Nine tips for feeling happier when you’ve lost your job – or fear that you might lose it. Being out of work is a major happiness challenge, and these days, a lot of people have lost their jobs, or are worried about hanging onto their jobs. So, given this major drain on your happiness, ... Read on »
Feeling the Fear – and Getting Better by Finding Melissa Posted Wed 05 Aug 2009 12:00am Sometimes, getting better is far scarier than staying ill. Sometimes, the apprehension and the expectation and the uncertainty can stop you from changing your life. We’re far more comfortable with what we know – It will be okay. It might feel scary, but you’ll be okay. There are no certainties – but it will not be as bad ... Read on »