Facing Fear

Fear is the emotional reaction to perceived danger. To avoid danger we listen to the fear and limit ourselves. Often what we fear is not dangerous at all and if overcome we could achieve so much more.
Our patients are often afraid of pain and we ask them to move into it or try an activity that makes them fearful. This is not as easy as it sounds and the emotional response can overwhelm the logical one. With education the patient can know what is dangerous and what is safe. The fear is overcome and the resulting achievement increases overall confidence.
My fear was jumping from a height. I have now fallen really fast and even managed a bungee swing. Now…… what next?
Sarah sky diving