Fear - Emotions

 

Seeking healing from the negative effects of fear as a Christian or non-Christian? Experiencing an intense/upsetting emotion (fear, guilt, envy, anger), along with accompanying physical and/or bodily sensations, is totally normal. Yes, even every Pope that has ever lived, and Billy Graham, has experienced intense emotions such as fear. It's important that we have the tools necessary to deal with these emotions in a healthy fashion when they occur, so they don't become strongholds. We here at Healing Info Ministries recommend the teachings from Dr. Gail Brenner.

From Dr. Gail Brenner, as to what one can do when they experience an intense, strong, fearful episode

If you listen to this video at least once a day, and preferably twice if you are feeling overwhelmed by fear, and practice the concepts and teachings presented here by Dr. Brenner, you WILL master fear and all its consequences in time

 

A video on the 'Welcoming Prayer Practice', a practice that is proven and effective in handling intense or upsetting emotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you struggle with how to manage and handle fear, or other emotions, on a regular basis, we highly recommend Dr. Brenner's resources on her website  https://gailbrenner.com/archives/?showall=1

What to do in the moment, when a fearful or other potentially unhealthy emotion flares up

(phone screen shots or page bookmarks of the below recommended, so you can refer to in time of need)

Breathe: take 3 long deep breaths to begin calming the central nervous system

Say the brief prayer of the Psalmist: "Lord, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me."

 

Acknowledge the emotion: "Hey normal fear . . Hello (smile)"

 

Welcome / accept the fear and any accompanying physical sensations"Welcome fear. I know you're just a normal dream that all humans experience at one point or another. You're my 'old man/self' identity and not my 'new man/self' in Christ identity. I accept and don't resist you fear or any bodily sensations you may cause"

G-E-N-T-L-Y proclaim Truth: "The Truth is, I, 'new man/self', don't worry about my life, my body or tomorrow" (smile)

 Give/release the emotion to God:  "Present God, I give this care (fear) to you. Thanks for taking it"

Give Thanks: "Thanks God for this 'thorn' in the flesh, for your power is being made perfect in this weakness"

Move attention:  Move your 'attention' mind faculty away from the fearful dream/story/commentary and back to the present moment: what you see, hear, taste, touch, etc.