The following techniques can help with many of the threats we deal with in our daily lives. Obviously, life-threatening danger requires other immediate responses.
Fear is a universal human response to perceived threat. In other words, it’s normal. In many situations, it can help you respond more quickly. So when fear arises, recognize it--don’t deny it. Then use your sharpened senses to help resolve the problem. Focusing on what you need to do can help you keep fear from turning into panic, which is when you are no longer functioning logically.
For example, if you are faced with a growling dog, pay attention to where he is and what he is doing rather than trying to run away.