Like anything else you want to master, these techniques require practice. Just like you have to exercise to get stronger and toned, you must practice mental techniques when everything is well. During difficult times your mind automatically goes to what works best for survival, and most of the time, it will be something you might regret later.

So, look at this as a training mini-manual…

To keep cool during unsettled times, you must know how to override your fear and do it automatically. 

Everybody can be afraid, and it can be actual real physical fear, or it can be perceived fear. In a crisis, your mind might not know the difference and will react to the event as your life is threatened. It can result in a broad spectrum of consequences such as violence, depression, withdrawal, anxiety, panic attack, and nervous breakdown. 

Fear Awareness

Most fear in your life is perceived based on the chronic habitual thinking process. The mastery comes from your ability to distinguish between real and perceived fear. Your emotional reactions don’t distinguish between fantasy and reality (just think about the last horror movie you watched). 

Practice re-patterning your fear:

Close your eyes and remember the last time you were slightly afraid. Now imagine you are watching the same situation as a movie with you who is being afraid. In your mind’s eye, move that movie far away from you to a distance where it doesn’t affect you anymore. As your fear dissipates, your mind starts rewriting the emotional response from fear to indifference. 

Fear Scale

Your mind has a fantastic ability to be efficient. However, it can play to your advantage or not. The efficiency of the mind lies in generalization. This way, it doesn’t have to work that hard to evaluate the situation continuously. It makes a decision based on the pattern it has already created in the past that might even remotely resemble your current situation. It can be a real situation that happened to you, something you observed, or even a strong emotion you felt. It is primarily a subconscious process.

The mastery here is re-patterning your mind for the patterns standing in your way to reaching your goals. It includes developing and maintaining the skill of scaling your fear appropriately. 

It is one of the best skills because it will help to improve every area of your life and all your emotions and create the life you desire.

Practice rescaling your fear:

Close your eyes and imagine your particular fear in front of you. Notice how big it is and how close it is to your body. Continue changing its size from big to small, and move it far away and close by. Play with its size and distance until you can comfortably scale it to an appropriate size and distance.

Later I will share with you other mental and physical hacks you can practice managing your subconsciously surfacing emotions and thoughts patterns. Remember, you have to practice it all when things are going well for you. Practice and be happy!

With this practical information, you can have a competitive advantage. You will understand your body and mind better and capitalize on your strengths. This way, I will help you develop a plan to strengthen your weak points in a deliberate and educated manner. No more guessing – the science is here to help you achieve your goals and peak performance.

All my articles result from my direct clinical experience with my patients and clients over many years of practice. I’m sharing my insights and best practices that brought success to many people. 

 

Dr. Maya Sarkisyan 

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Disclaimer: This is a general information only. Consult with Dr. Maya Sarkisyan before altering or discontinuing any current medications, treatment or care, or starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, or if you have or suspect you might have a health condition that requires medical attention. 
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