Fear

Speak of the Devil – Reverend Campbell Discusses Fear with Citizen Patrick DeMarco. They will be covering this emotion that is in part responsible for our evolution through way of identifying it, what it does to us, how to manage it and more.

Speak of the Devil - Definition of Fear
  • Definition
    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fear
    • : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger
  • Psychology of fear
    https://www.verywellmind.com/the-psychology-of-fear-2671696
    • Fear can be divided into two responses: biochemical and emotional.
      • Biochemical Reaction
        • “fight or flight” response
      • Emotional Response
        • involves some of the same chemical reactions in our brains that positive emotions like happiness and excitement do
  • Where does it come from
    • experiences or trauma
    • Loss of control
    • Physical harm
    • physical symptoms, such as being afraid of heights because they make you feel dizzy and sick to your stomach
  • Managing fear
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/overcome-fear-anxiety
    • Acclimation – Repeated exposure to similar situations leads to familiarity.
    • Know yourself – accept that you cannot control everything
    • Exercise
    • relaxation techniques – breathing exercises or meditation
    • Healthy eating
    • Avoid alcohol, or drink in moderation
    • Faith/spirituality
    • Ask for help if you need it
  • Connection
    • Family & friends
    • community

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