124 F12 Negative Emotion – Frightened

Frightened

Definition

Afraid or anxious.

Practical Tips

  1. When fright is there because of a danger, take protective action.
  2. When fright is there because of a fear, choose to face and heal it knowing you have the inner strength to cope with whatever you are presented with.
  3. Stay calm, ask yourself Quality Questions, take deep breathes and believe in yourself.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to acknowledge and face my fears, knowing that when I feel frightened, it is time to empower myself in some way.

Rules

(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………….Frightened, is when I am in danger and it is a sign for me to take evasive action!

Example Challenges

A Flashing Police Car Behind me on the road.   (DC024)
Cars that drive dangerously on the motorway (which covers undertaking, weaving between lanes and driving too close). (DC061)

DC136 My partner is continually texting someone else and I don’t trust him any more.

DC139 I’ve got to find a huge amount of money for the rent in 4 weeks time and it’s frightening!

DC154 I’m sat in a Magistrate Court waiting room and the Usher isn’t particularly helpful, I feel intimidated!!

Quotes

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
– Sigmund Freud

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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