Getting a Handle on Fear

Fear can have an endless appetite…it really wants to gorge…to keep us right where it can feed, day in, day out. Fear wants to take control of us, and often does if we let it.. We can easily confuse ‘excitement’ for ‘fear’. Fear can really be viewed as a judgment on excitement…unless one is actually running from a tiger, in which case there is plenty of excitement and the added concern that one may not escape the impending doom of the tiger’s hunger. The problem is that our amygdala, the part of our brain where our fight-flight-freeze response is, cannot tell the difference between the stress of running from a tiger and the stress of not being able to pay a bill. We are so used to living in a state of stress that we are quick to judge a moment of excitement. We put the spin of judgment on the excitement and decide we are experiencing fear. So often we don’t even notice that we have made this critical decision. Fear can get hold of us, especially if we are not conscious that it has hooked us and reeled us in. Fear can hijack us. It arises in our primitive brain and spreads throughout our whole nervous system. If we can learn to watch our experience, and see it for what it is, then we have a chance at calming ourselves and living a much less stressful life.

I use EFT/Tapping to retrain my nervous system to react more calmly to unexpected events in my life. A siren, a beeping car horn, a doorbell, the ding of a timer, even a bolt of lightning can serve to spur me into a startle response that extends into a longer period of feeling anxious, beyond the timeframe of the original stimulus. The world seems filled with things that can set off our fight-flight-freeze response. EFT/Tapping is a method of calming our otherwise easily triggered responses to stresses in our environment. It uses the ancient human body meridian system of traditional Chinese acupuncture combined with modern psychology. We apply pressure, or ‘tap’, select and powerful meridian points on the body while speaking a script focused on the issue at hand. As someone who suffered from unpredictable and frequent panic attacks, I have used this on myself and found it to be so helpful. Since we live in such a fast-paced world, and are subject to so many different new things, thus living stress-filled lives, I believe this is a tool that everyone could find to be of such great benefit. I will teach you how to ‘tap’ and how to take this method and use it to help bring more peace into your life. If you would like to try this for yourself, please feel free to check me out at

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