Orlando Trauma Counselor comments on US Airways 1549 and gives ways to combat fear with so many things happening like, 911…Virginia Tech Massacre…Plane crashing… How do you combat Fear in our world today?
- Broadening our focus and looking at what we can control. Anxiety by its very nature tells us to expect the worst-case scenario and causes our attention to be narrowly focused on details that support that outcome rather than looking at the broader picture.
- Reflect on the meaning of the particular fear and its possible relationship to other things going on in your life.
- Seek out a therapist who can help us understand and deal with out fear. No one should have to live with constant fear. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective means of dealing with the anxieties that interfere with your daily living.
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Author: Evelyn Wenzel, MSW, LCSW, CAP