Coping with fear

Many people hide or ignore negative feelings like fear or anxiety because it gives them the impression that they are in control of their emotions. But this is not the case. Ignoring them only makes them stronger and more overwhelming. Fear can limit us, and we can hurt ourselves and others when we act out of fear. However, we all have the ability to reflect on fear and counter the overwhelming sense of impotence that fear instills in us. At this point in the survival process, we have to trust someone close to us or seek professional help. Talking about our fears and the anxiety they cause will help reduce their effects and understand where they come from.[1]

[1] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/transcending-the-past/201708/coping-fear-face-it-understand-it-overcome-it