Trauma, PTSD and Fear

When you feel the tiniest ounce of fear do you go into all out panic mode? I used to go from 0 to 90mph at just the smallest feeling of fear. It made me feel crazy, panicky and out of control.

Due to neural pathways that the brain imprints during trauma it can become very easy to get triggered by an emotion and then experience a sort of default response any time you feel even just a smidge of that reaction.

Here’s a quick tip to help you start thinking about how to turn that around….

One way to reduce fear is to bring your body back to a homeostatic resting state. Reduce anxiety with massage, decrease panic and eliminate stress effects of fear and you can go a long way to redefining your relationship with it.

Click here to listen to two survivors talk about how they overcame fear, anxiety and PTSD.


The information provided on the is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

PsyWeb Poll

Are you currently taking or have you ever been prescribed anti-depressants?
Total votes: 3979