Fear and anxiety are a mixture of physical, thinking and social influences. By managing the influences, we can manage the fear.
Processing negative emotions is essential. It stops us from ‘acting out’ – throwing our emotions onto others without understanding. We can become more free. We can ask for what we want without causing conflict.
Anxiety is inner conflict. Often, there is a strong unconscious pull towards an inner wish, but an equally strong fear or repulsion. Living between these extremes can split us agonisingly between hope and fear.
Fear makes us hide our true feelings. Through counselling, friendships, or personal exploration, we can encourage our suppressed, authentic inner self to speak again.
Panic is a mental health issue based on the fear response. What are the symptoms of panic, and what are the usual treatments?