Member Rara Avis
Deal with fear? Hell yes, you can deal with fear. I have (had, will always have, goes away, comes back, says BOO!) panic disorder and the MOST irrational, retarded, unalarming, ridiculous notions are usually the ones that cause fear. (Usually)
I am going to get medical on you now LOL but the limbic system is responsible for controlling your nervous system and in order to generate your limbic system, you need to do deep relaxation breathing, deep abdominal breathing, meditation . . . essentially taking deep breaths from the abdomen, NOT the chest (take a deep breath right now - did it come from your chest or your abdomen?) Place your hand over your chest to prevent you from taking a chest breath and lie flat, taking in a deep breath, watching your belly rise, through your nose and hold it for maybe 5 seconds, counting, 1 and 2 and 3 and . . however long you make it, let it go, long and slow through you rmouth until it is completely expelled and do this repeatedly until you are relaxed or you get so dizzy you forget what was bothering you *smile* . . . it works - truly . . . kind of like Lamaze.