According to Dr. John Sarno and peers, Journaling is a wonderful tool for discovering our greatest fears, worries, anger,.... But, in my opinion, that is just the first steep, useless without the second and definitive one. I can write about my panic to fly. My first and unique experience was devastating. BUT if I just write about that and think "I should not have fear of fliying" things doesn't change. The real solution arrives when, after the acknowledgement of my fears (not easy, indeed, with my emotional issues) I TAKE ACTION: I go to the nearest airport and take a plane ... despite the "catastrofic" effect, both in my mind and my body, I foresee. Lose fear and take action ! Lose the fear of pain .... lose the fear to rejection, isolement, failure, anxiety.... and TAKE ACTION.