Facing Fear & Anxiety

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Fear and anxiety can incapacitate. People can have excellent physical health and a strong purpose in life, but if they live in fear, their sense of safety and overall wellbeing is eroded. For many people, chronic fear and anxiety develops in the face of ongoing threats, which can include systemic inequities, trauma, and political instabilities.
Managing fear and anxiety requires an ability to discern between real and perceived threats, and learning strategies to deal with both. It is also important to maintain your ongoing wellbeing, so you are resilient and physically replenished when fear-inducing experiences create extreme stress.

Facing your fears can:

  • Regulate emotions
  • Decrease risk of cardiovascular damage
  • Lead to clearer thinking
  • Reduce stress