In today’s episode of the Anxiety Boy podcast, I’m going to share with you the most important differences between anxiety and fear. Enjoy the show!
Show notes from today’s podcast episode about the differences between anxiety and fear:
- Anxiety can still exist even if the conscious mind does not believe what the subconscious mind believes.
- Anxiety is fear represented at the subconscious level.
- Anxiety is a chronic condition and is accompanied by a high level of emotional investment in irrational fears rooted in interpretations made between conception and age 5.
In fact, there is no difference between anxiety and fear.
Fear anxiety is a key component of a life filled with anxiety, and the deeper we understand that logic alone cannot convince the inner child to change its interpretations, the more we will be open to new and deeper ways of communicating with our inner child.
Many people ask me who the inner child is (this YouTube video explains) and how it plays a role in anxiety and fear. The inner child is your subconscious mind and manifests mainly through you initial feelings. Your initial feelings of fear help you avoid or avoid a situation. Your initial sense of safety feels more emotionally neutral and is therefore considered a safe environment or situation.
Healing anxiety and fear comes from your relationship with your inner child.
A relationship in conflict will see differences in feelings and conscious thoughts. A relationship that shows compliance and compliance will show similar interpretations between primary sensations and conscious ideas. This is how true core beliefs are formed and re-formed. These are important steps we must take to become more than a one-time concern.
More on The Inner Child:
- We all have our inner child, it’s just that some of us work with that side of us better than others.
- My inner child is swearing that there is something seriously wrong with me and I need to make sure the body doesn’t experience this again.
- The inner child acts like a child. Think of Piglet and Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh; Piglet, the poster child for GAD, most likely stutters as a result of more than 1 shock or a series of events. The poster child of chronic depression, Eeyore has a dark outlook on life and rarely feels positive emotions. We go in and out of both of these situations as worriers.
Feel your inner child now, becoming aware of its physical and psychological defenses…
- Note any itching
- Adverse or restrictive postural changes
- Spontaneous pain or discomfort in the body
These are all defense mechanisms from the inner child that wants to prevent change, even positive change. The inner child is a provider and supporter of anxiety because it believes that IT is the best way to approach life.
Why is it important to understand and work with the inner child? Because if we don’t, we will interpret our instincts and signs in a negative way. If this continues, we will always be trying to cope and manage our symptoms, never fully recovering.
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