Fear is a natural emotion; and it is healthy when it is appropriate to the situation and temporary. The purpose of it is to help us survive in the event of physical threat. However, in today’s world our fears are seldom caused by the imminent attack of a predator. Instead, they are predominantly the result of thoughts. Since the body and brain don’t know the difference between reality and thought, merely thinking of something that scares us is enough to put the body into a fight, freeze or flight state.
The Effects of Fear
This emergency state not only feels stressful; it causes damage to the body and affects our decisions, choices, communication, productivity, physical abilities and so much more. Because the fight, freeze or flight state is designed for our survival it overrides any attempts by the conscious mind to reason. While your body is in this state of emergency certain functions are minimized or shut down to enable all resources to be put towards escaping a life-threatening situation.
Amongst the functions that are affected in this way is the ability to think clearly and problem-solve. The prefrontal cortex of the brain shuts down during this stress state since it is not needed for running away, freezing or fighting. This means that your ability to comprehend, communicate, find solutions, and reason are heavily impaired. Getting rid of fear is about more than just feeling better – it is about improving your ability to function effectively in all areas of your life.
FasterEFT works with the subconscious to get rid of fear quickly and effectively. Using this simple technique you will be able to not only relieve yourself of fear in the moment; you will be able to prevent the same fear from crippling you in the future.
If you’re concerned that getting rid of your fear will be detrimental in some way, read:Don’t We Need Our Fears to Keep Us Safe?
How to Get Rid of Fear using FEFT
Notice how you know you feel fear. What does it feel like? Where in your body do you feel it, and how strong is the feeling? Just notice.
Using two fingers, gently tap the following meridian points while focusing on the feeling of your fingers on your skin and saying the phrases.
– Between your eyebrows – I release and let this go
– Beside your eye – Whatever it is, whatever it means, wherever it comes from, it’s okay to let it go now
– Under your eye – It’s safe to let it go now
– Just below your collarbone – I don’t need it anymore, and I lovingly release and let it go. And I’m safe.
Grab your wrist, take a deep breath, blow it out and say “Peace”. Then, go to a peaceful memory and enjoy the feeling of that for a moment. For more guidance on your peaceful memory read: Problems with My Peaceful Memory
Now, go back to the fear and notice how it’s changed. Has it moved to a different position in your body? Has the intensity changed? Notice what remains.
Repeat Steps Two through Four until all of the fear has gone and you are feeling calm and peaceful.
Other thoughts and memories may come to you as you go through the process; if they do, tap on those too. Make sure you do not stop until the fear has gone completely. Reducing it is not enough – that’s like cutting a weed down; it will grow back. You need to remove all trace of it completely.
As you continue to go about your day, every day, become aware of any other fear that may come up. When you notice yourself feeling fearful or anxious, don’t wait for the feeling to get stronger. The sooner you address it the quicker you will be able to get rid of it. Using the technique immediately, in the moment to keep yourself free from fear. You can use the Mental Tapping technique if you happen to be around other people or you’re feeling too tired to tap.
For more guidance on using the technique, read: The FasterEFT Technique – Step-by-Step
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