Releasing fear is easier than you think! Fear is one of the basic emotions. Many people hold fear in their body. The natural response to Fight or Flight, the sympathetic response (I got it backwards in the video! Sorry!), dumps cortisol and other neurotransmitters from our brain into our body. We actually cannot think rationally when the amydala takes over and you have this response. It is the brain-stem, or reptilian brain. You are basically in survival mode when the amydala takes over.
Releasing Fear to Overcome Pain
Here is the craziest part about fear.
When you are finished being afraid, or dealing with the stimulus, your body needs to release the fear.
This even happens to animals!
What I find in my practice is that people haven’t learned to experience their fear fully and completely.
Do Not Be Afraid …
Many of us were taught to NOT be afraid as children.
- We were taught to be fearless, or we weren’t allowed to express our emotions at all.
- We learned to tuck it all in, or “hold ourselves together.”
So, we walk around with our shoulders up, contracted and holding tightly.
We don’t take deep breaths, or allow ourselves to feel any fear at all!
However, holding our bodies like this sends us into a chronic panic mode, or chronic anxiety, which is not healthy.
Releasing Fear, Better than Any Massage
Today, I worked with a client on RELEASING her fear. We went into the fear, released it, reprogrammed the memory and took care of the inner child.
At the end she said, “Man, my arms feel so loose and limp,” and then said, “that was better than a massage!”
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That was a really cool thing to hear.
I love to hear that people can release stored up tension just by doing emotional release work, and I’m so grateful to be able to do that with my clients.
Stop Holding Fear and Allow Yourself to Just Let Go
So, if you are holding fear, I am going to just recommend for you to shake it out, allow yourself to go into it, feel the fear and the feelings.
Holding fear for too long can actually cause chronic joint pain, it can cause chronic body pain.
So, let your fear out, feel your feelings, and relax yourself!
If you are ready to release your fear, and want support doing it through a SomatoEmotional Release, Heather is available LIVE in her office HERE or you can schedule a virtual session to release your fear.
As you saw from this client, releasing her fear was BETTER than a massage, and some people would rather have these experiences in the comfort of their own home, via Skype.
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I held fear all over my body for years!! It was like the line of diapers in a diaper genie…id have fear and bunch it up..over and over. Once released, my body released as well…💓
I love that metaphor! Like the line of diapers in the diaper genie! What a perfect description of the stored fear… a bunch of POOP! It’s so true… let that shit go!!!
Sounds like you are AMAZING at what you do Heather! Totally resonate with the word “Heart-centered” you have in your bio.. that’s a word I use all the time… Looking forward to learning more from you!
Paul, Thank you for the wonderful compliment! Thank you for looking at my bio as well.
Heart-centered is the best way I know to describe the law of manifestation and intention creating reality. Our thoughts are these wild stallions, running all over the place. We don’t really have control of them, until we start paying attention. Even then, we cannot start creating with them, until we can start FEELING what our lives would be like when we truly tap into our potential. For me, living from THAT space, is what I’m hoping to not only achieve full-time for myself, but working to support everyone else at achieving too!
The tricky part is, so many of us are numb. When we start tapping in, we realize, “Oh no, there’s a lot of PAIN here I don’t want to deal with.” As we start handling and expressing the pain, it clears out, and makes SPACE and ROOM for the divine part of ourselves to take over again. Instead of operating from this hidden pain. And THEN, we are in our HEART space, divine space, creative intelligence 🙂 Wouldn’t you agree?