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Day 4 personality trait: anxiety fear

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Xara, Nov 3, 2022.

  1. Xara

    Xara Peer Supporter

    I always knew I am anxious, but didn't give much attention to this. Ok, yes, I really often think that some event is tragic, is catastrophic, I worry almost about everything.
    What can somebody do for this??? How can somebody handle it?
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Claire Weekes, Hope and Help For Your Nerves.

    And/or therapy.

    Ask yourself what is it about an event that causes your brain's fight-or-flight response to be triggered. Always remember this: your fearful primitive brain is only concerned about your survival. It is not rational. So what is it that your primitive brain thinks is such a threat to your survival?

    Again: it is not rational. It's also selfish, which makes it hard for us goodists to acknowledge. And of course it is not immediately obvious. This is what free-writing techniques are for.
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  3. Xara

    Xara Peer Supporter

    I am doing therapy that helps a lot, but it takes time.
    I am also journaling from time to time but I noticed that writing in the forum or expressing it to someone else is much more relieving, as it makes feelings less "big".
    You make nice observations as always
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  4. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Well known member

    Xara, Dr.Schubiner has a book that is very similar to the SEP. He suggests a two way dialog with yourself.Basically it is journalling out loud, and pretending you are both yourself snd someone else.. sort of like your irrational anxiety talking and your rational self. I can’t do it, but it might help you. I think the idea is to become more self dependent and train yourself to stop your current inner dialog by “seeing” it from another point of view.

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