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Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Some readers may not agree with idea that we are the creators of our own experience The book offers many great examples in illustrating how to overcome fear. Therefore I was not surprised to find that the advice offered in this book was in alignment with my beliefs about life. Kissing Fear Goodbye is a book that I will read over and over again as it pertains to getting rid of my fear once and for all.
I was in search of information that would help me with my anxiety and this book is it. It tells me in a short, concise manner how to overcome fear and live the life I've always dreamed of living. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a way to break free from the bondage of fear and move into a reality of freedom. This book is uplifting and inspiring. This exercise is about looking at your fears of the day, in the here and now. Set aside a period of time, from 10 minutes up to half an hour.
Use half your time to notice your fears. Use the other half to contemplate and release them. Taking a walk with your fear is a good option. A fire truck goes by with the siren on. You walk by a house with a barking dog in the yard.
Does this make you anxious? Are you anxious about how the person is seeing you? When nothing outside makes you anxious, do you still feel general anxiety? A thought comes up of someone you know who is very ill. You think about your own health. Is there anxiety around that? Did the world news make you anxious or fearful? What are you most concerned about? Then spend your remaining time contemplating the things that came up. Bring one of these feelings vividly to mind, let it be there, and then release your fear. You can do this for each individual fear, for a few prominent or recurring fears, or for all of them at once.
Do you feel more in tune with yourself? If this exercise is helpful, try to do it once a week. Try these three ways of working with your fear. You want to know why the fear is the way it is. This method uses our logical, examing mind to uncover what fear and anxiety are all about.
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Then ask yourself some questions about what you fear:. Am I afraid of something happening now, that happened before, or that I think will happen in the future? Sit with your fear. How does it feel in your body? Do you feel other bodily changes? If you stay with your fear— neither grasping onto it nor trying to get rid of it—do you find other feelings beneath or within the fear? Do you find any sadness there? This method is deeply intuitive. If you feel able to do so, try to identify with the fear completely.
What is there to be afraid of? Leading researchers posit mindfulness meditation as a form of exposure therapy. In evolutionary terms, fear is adaptive. That intense charge to your nervous system in the face of perceived threats can save your life. But like any adaptive behavior eating and drinking, for example , it can get out of hand and end up harming you.
Consider the wear and tear on the nervous system if every time you entered a room full of strangers, you freaked out at a level appropriate for being chased by gun-toting guerillas. Exposure therapy seeks to extinguish a fear response by presenting someone with a stimulus that would normally cause fear but prevent the usual response. Take fear of public speaking: By rehearsing and training yourself to notice your responses, you could eventually extinguish your acute fear of getting up in front of a group of people. Holzer, and Michael I. Posner—postulated that mindfulness meditation may be acting as a form of exposure therapy.
In short, the authors suggest that from the safety of our meditation posture, we can expose our mind to fears, and thereby train it to extinguish the fear when the response is maladaptive. Another way of checking in with your fear and also touching into fearlessness is to communicate directly with those feelings, by letter! See if your language or your feelings change, when you address the fearful and the fearless you. You might find this is a way to bring humor into your anxiousness. After you write your own letters, reflect on them. Is there a difference in your language when you identify with being afraid versus being fearless?
Notice how you felt when you wrote each letter and how you feel now. Did you discover anything? You woke up three times during the night, the last time just before the alarm went off. You were anxious on the way to the airport, since it was before dawn. Now you can worry about driving in a strange city, when you get off the plane.
You really got uptight when you heard on the radio that an Air France flight was diverted to your home city because of a bomb threat. Of course, you manage to worry about other family members, friends, and colleagues. The coffee was good this morning. Feels great to be going on this trip. The world is a mess. We have so much to do. What can we do? I feel sad for the world. I want to help. Love is the most important thing.
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But in your pocket is a device that allows you to avoid everything at all times. I thought it would be a coping device at first, but soon realised that your phone can exacerbate the problem as it lowers your self-esteem, increases your fears, and narrows your life to endless scrolling. The negative effects of social media on mental health have been well reported. Yet, with ever-rising rates in depression, suicide being the highest killer in men under 35 , and this being dubbed the age of anxiety, of course there is more to it than just the bright light on your screen keeping you up at night.
Back on the train, I was watching Duck Rotation. Panic and fear had been usurped by humming anxiety and self-loathing. I had spent one hour and 50 minutes of my short time on earth trying desperately to avoid my life. Instead, I was staring at a rotating virtual duck on my mobile phone screen.
I took my headphones off and put my mobile away. I knelt on my chair and looked down the carriage. No one looked back, they were all looking down at their screens. What was their excuse? We all use the internet as a distraction. None of us are proud of it, but we all find reasons to succumb; whether the reason is depression , anxiety or just boredom.
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Because the internet is always at our fingertips it is always there waiting for our weaker moments. We have got too good at distracting ourselves from fear. This constant need for relief from reality will not just exacerbate issues, but cause them.
I will sit still with the silence and the fear, and face up to it. Beat it back down with reason. We shall see how that goes.
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When the tannoy announced that we were arriving in Paddington I gathered my things and walked to the door. Looking down the carriage, I noticed that nearly everyone else was still sitting staring at their screens. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 Hotlines in other countries can be found here.