In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to reveal 6 tips to take charge of your own mind and overcome fear.
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Now, let’s talk about the 6 tips to take charge of your own mind and overcome fear.
Given the spate of terrorist attacks in multiple countries around the world, it is expected that people will respond with and be overtaken by fear and anxiety.
Fear is the anticipation of pain.
Thus, fear is always set in the future.
Fear is natural. The human brain functions to keep us safe by alerting us of potential danger, and it does so by triggering the Fight-or-Flight response.
Anxiety is the belief that one’s world is out of control, coupled with the attempt to try to control that which one cannot control.
There are some instances where anxiety is a neurological disorder rather than an emotional or psychological disorder, such as the result of a brain injury.
Fear and anxiety often also involve uncertainty.
Uncertainty creates more fear and anxiety and prevents one from the ability to enjoy life.
6 Simple tips to take charge of your own mind and overcome fear:
Terror frightens because it is (1) random, unpredictable; (2) results in many deaths in one place at one moment which, triggers greater fear because it is perceived as catastrophe and; (3) There is a belief of “It could happen to me.”
2. Conscious Awareness
Notice if you are thinking and feeling like a victim. Are you engaging less in life out of fear and victimhood? The more you encourage those thoughts of victimhood, the more helpless and powerless you will feel and, it will rob you of any possible enjoyment of life and the present moment.
3. Mind control
Beware of over exposure to the news – the more details you read, the more your mind will reinforce the thought of potential danger and threats. Some thoughts affect our subconscious much more than other thoughts; the ones that affect and infect us the most are the highly emotional thoughts and those thoughts that trigger fear, anxiety and uncertainty.
We are visual beings – images create strong emotional reactions and often stay with us for life. Did you watch live television footage of the hit of the second plane and the collapsing of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? Do those images stand out in your mind?
Practice taking control of your curiosity; use self-control and limit the images of terrorism to which you expose yourself. Simply put, there is little benefit and more potential harm to your psyche when you choose to watch violent, graphic or gory images.
If you believe that you need to know what is happening in current affairs or you seek to understand what is happening, beware that you don’t become obsessed with the negative images which will also trigger distress, fear, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, helplessness, anger, hatred or hysteria. Distinguish between caution and fear.
Technology brings us so closely together that we feel that we are present and a participant at an event on the other side of the world. This, in turn, creates more trauma for us when the event is a tragedy.
The solution is to talk about your fears with other people without feeding those fears. In other words, when you share your fears with other people, you will see that you are not alone in fearing death or harm and, you can choose to allow others to comfort, support and reassure you. Become fully aware of the preciousness and fragility of life: enjoy every moment, express constant gratitude.
To be calm means to be tranquil, quiet and soothed. A state of calm is achieved by slowing down both the body and the mind. The body is slowed down by purposeful deep breathing and upright posture with a straight back which supports slow deep breathing. The mind is slowed down by becoming fully aware, fully conscious of the thoughts and then moving to observing those thoughts (i.e. disassociating from the thoughts) and consciously replacing them with deliberately empowering thoughts.
Remember, one of the greatest and most powerful forms of persuasion, manipulation and control is fear! When someone (individual, government or other entity) can make you feel very afraid, he/she can also control you by either threatening you or telling you that only he/she can keep you safe and you must be obedient, compliant or follow orders. Choose today to be free – free of fear!
If you experience fear or anxiety and need help to overcome them, consider a private, one-on-one session with me. Click here to book your session. https://www.patrick-wanis.com/phone-consultations/
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I wish you the best and remind you “Believe in yourself -You deserve the best!”
Patrick Wanis Ph.D.
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert & SRTT Therapist
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.