Fear is viral
Identifying, acknowledging, and removing fear from our body is not just a strong statement of self-love but also a noble act of respect for those with whom we share our space and life.
Fear can be a life-saving trigger to flee from a dangerous situation as it is the impulse that informs the body to run, jump, hide, or attack, if necessary. This impulse happens involuntarily when we face an immediate or impending threat to our physical survival.
Those impulses are the evolutionary inheritance of our prehistoric ancestors, and they let us know when to move into action, not a moment before or later.
As fear is a present moment-focused energy that, if experienced for a prolonged time, can pose a threat to our physical, emotional, and mental health and prevent us from living our lives resourcefully and meaningfully life.
Acknowledging, labelling, and disconnecting fear.
As a Biofield Therapist, I always advise my clients to consider a difficult time as an opportunity to evolve as a human and spiritual being. Hence, the client’s involvement in the healing process is pivotal. I have found particularly efficacious a simple meditation that starts a strong and positive neurological response by dissociating the meditator from his/her negative feelings.
The scope of this meditation is to acknowledge and label our fear. It creates an emotional distance between what is happening and ourselves to reduce our reactivity.
We start by choosing a point of focus, the awareness of the breath. We hold the focus for as long as we can. When we realize that our mind has wandered away from our breath, gently notice your mental activity without evaluating or analyzing your thoughts and label this process as “thoughts.”
Now, we start looking for our emotions, and when we recognize our fear or any other emotion we are targeting, we should label it accordingly. At this point, we start talking to ourselves in the third person with a friendly and gentle tone that adds compassion to our inner chatter. We can choose to say something like “Jennifer is experiencing fear today” without judging neither Jennifer nor the emotion.
Repeat this phrase as many times as you need in a very gentle and non-judgmental fashion until you feel disconnected from fear or any other negative emotion you are targeting.
Note: Avoid expressions in the first person like “I’m scared today” to discard any form of identification with the emotion.
This simple yet effective meditation allows us to re-wire our brain by doing something we would not normally do when we experience fear or stress, or anxiety. Instead of automatically engaging with our negative emotions, now, we can choose a more balanced and brighter response, so instead of digging a deeper hole, we can climb out of the episode.
Biofield Therapy and negative emotion management
Biofield Therapy is a Complementary and Integrative Medicine energy technique that supports the body in fighting and managing negative emotions, mental and emotional imbalances and conditions. It raises the biofield frequency rate creating an adverse environment to any negative energies, and supports the client in the process of releasing fear, stress, and anxiety. Read more
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