Discussion Each person has specific situations that evoke strong emotional responses. Emotion is a complex reaction pattern. Although some people consider that emotions are specific thoughts or overt behaviors, emotions are experiences that are experienced passively and occur in part from a cognitive appraisal of a specific situation. Emotion is always accompanied by bodily responses that can be reflexive and learned physical reactions. The situations that tend to evoke strong emotions in me are different. For example, darkness, unexpected reactions, sudden shouting, the bad feeling that I am in danger, or something terrible might happen, or the situation when a particular situation, a thing, or a person frightens me, – all these situations may evoke fear. Fear can also overtake me when I suddenly come face to face with something terrible, unpleasant, or disgusting.
I feel fear as an emotional response to imminent danger, threatening, with a strong desire to run away in order to escape the situation. Fear evokes both physical and cognitive responses. When experiencing fear, I often feel immobilized, overwhelmed, and panic. Fear makes the person unable to escape the situation and to make decision that will help to overcome the threat of danger. Quickly escalating, intense fear causes discomfort that evokes physical symptoms like trembling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and nausea. Heat rate and blood pressure are increased, the adrenalin is released, sweating and blood flow to the major muscle groups are increased as well and digestive and immune system functions may be inhibited.
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Other somatic signs may include pale skin, increased muscle tension, increased flinch response, and papillary dilation. When I feel fear, I have the desire to avoid or escape from the source of fear. As emotions appear together with cognitive responses, when the person feels fear, he experiences difficulties in thinking. Cognitive aspects of feat also involve understanding an experience, situation, object, or the environment as dangerous. Fear forces the person to expose non-typical behavior, and to make irrational choices. It is very important to manage emotions. Although it is impossible to control the feeling of fear entirely, it is still possible to do all best to manage fear.
First of all, I try to identify what is making me feeling fear in order to understand the nature of this emotion. Then, I try to make decision whether I am in physical danger right at the moment, or I need to move away immediately. I try to breathe deeply and try to remain calm, and then try to make the most effective decision to cope with this emotion. Yet, sometimes my usual patterns of coping with fear are ineffective, because sometimes the feeling of fear is rational and very strong (for example, when the street is dark and lonely, and you have to cross the gloomy park where, as you know, the accidents happen quite often).
This is a healthy fear that serves to motivate constructive actions to avoid real dangers in a real world. In these cases I try to convince myself that such fear has reasonable grounds and, possibly, it is rather a self-preservative instinct that helps you to survive.
To put it differently, it means that when you acknowledge the real nature of that fear and follow your instinct, you may avoid real dangers and threats in your actual life. As far as I understand that I am not always successful in regulating my emotions, I am thinking about attending fear management courses that will equip me with additional knowledge about the nature of fear and will allow me coping with fear more effectively..
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