Negative Thinking: Are You Naturally Wired to Fear?

By Marteka N Swaby

Because of nightmares, panic attacks, and just the queasy feeling that hits your gut and won’t as easily go away some people search desperately for how to master anxiety and how to overcome fear, but what they find never really seems to help.

No matter what technique they try to use, what medication, what therapist, it seems that fear and anxiety are always teaming up to kick butt. The explanation for this phenomena some experts give is that the old fight or flight instincts that helped man survive the caveman years still exist in the brain and are overactive in some.

The Physiology of Fear

While many consider fear to be simply an emotion, it actually originates, manifests, and can be controlled within the body’s systems. There are hormones involved, such as adrenalin and cortisol, and even a part of the brain that specifically control worrying, called the brain’s worry center. Oddly enough, this spot in the brain is one known to be linked to memory.

It is the physiological aspect of fear that makes it possible for such treatments as medication for anxiety and depression to even exist. All of this can make a person feel as if their phobias are far from their control, but this is not so.

Putting Power over Fear and Anxiety Back In Your Capable Hands

Although panic attacks and other physical manifestations of fear can be dreadful to experience, many do not want to rely on medication for treatment. They look for holistic routes because they want to avoid the negative effects on health.

While it may seem that overcoming phobias is near to impossible, it can be done. What needs to be realized is that the problem does not just start when the fear presents its ugly head.

The Hidden Cure: A Meditative Mindset

The issue is something that remains undercover as you go through daily life and appears when triggered. Before the trigger goes off, there are thoughts continually running through your mind, whether you are aware of them or not, and they leave you subject to fear attacks.

The key is identifying these negative thoughts and counteracting them by disbelieving them and canceling them out. Changing your thinking chips away at fear and anxiety little by little until that one fine day when you realize the trigger went off and there were no results.

How It Can Be Done

While it takes a lot of mental training to identify harmful thoughts, simply focusing on treating negative thoughts in general can do a lot of good, setting you in a place where the goal becomes more easily attainable. By trying to turn around negative thinking, you train yourself to become more aware of what you are thinking.

Changing your thoughts can have a physical impact on the brain. Just like you teach yourself to remember and it strengthens the memory center in your brain, you can change your thinking habits. Imagine what life would be like with fewer fears, no uncomfortable anxiety, no panic attacks, and no need for drugs.

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