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Almost everyone is afraid of something. Whether you struggle with a plane phobia that limits your willingness to travel, suffer from social anxiety or don’t start dream projects because of a fear of failure, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how you might be able to overcome this difficulty. But combating fear is easier said than done!
Thankfully, this WellCast video is here to help you with a practical, step-by-step guide to stopping fear in its tracks. In response to a viewer who wrote in discussing his paralyzing fear of driving, the animators and narrators of the video outline five steps that you can take to get past virtually any phobia or source of anxiety.
From exploring everything from the role of context to the usefulness of physical relaxation techniques, you’ll arm yourself with the tools you need to stop fear from ruling your life.
Of course, there are some fears that are more appropriately dealt with in the context of therapy—especially they’re linked to a past trauma. However, for the everyday fears that the majority of people experience, these techniques are smart, simple and highly powerful. As a bonus, you’ll learn more about how and why fears sometimes develop!