Fear is what we feel when facing danger and the fear reaction is a natural primitive response. Invaluable to our ancestors whose lives were very different to ours. Life for them was a daily struggle to survive. The most basic response to fear is the ‘fight or flight’ reflex. Which allowed us to outrun preditors in a hostile world. Modern man does not have to deal with sabre toothed tigers or marauding rival tribes. What we do have to face is a world in which we are often put under a tremendous amount of mental and emotional pressure.
Stress, has been called the scourge of modern society; And is responsible for millions of people every year being off work. Fear can take many forms. There is a normal fear which causes us to avoid dangerous situations, which is healthy. There are phobia’s where someone may have a severe fear reaction, to what might seem to the majority of us to be a normal part of every day life. This kind of fear can be very debilitating.
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