For many of us, fear is a four-letter word. We ignore it, dismiss it and despise it. We see it as another thing we’re doing wrong. After all, we’ve read that it’s best to be BOLD, BRAVE and FEARLESS. And we’re anything but. We see fear as a synonym for weakness and failure. We assume that courage is the absence of fear. But it’s not. And that’s not the whole story. Which is why we asked various therapists who specialize in anxiety to spill their lessons on fear—lessons they’ve learned from their own clinical training and work with clients. Below, you’ll find wise insights and valuable stories. Fear has a purpose. A critical one. Because fear can spark a slew of unpleasant and downright scary sensations throughout our bodies, we might yearn, we…
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