Fearful Emotions

 

Experiencing intense emotions (ex. fear, guilt, anger), along with physical and/or bodily sensations, is totally normal. Yes, even the Pope and Billy Graham experience fear and anger. It's important that one has the tools necessary to deal with these emotions in a healthy fashion, so they don't become strongholds

Excellent advice from Dr. Gail Brenner, as to what one can do when experiencing a strong / intense emotion:

1.  Focus your conscious mind faculty on a few, slow, deep breaths

2.  Focus your conscious mind faculty on the physical sensations in your body that you’re experiencing. Love them like your children and welcome them like a long lost friend.

3.  Focus your conscious mind faculty in the peaceful field of simply being present and aware (i.e. what am I seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, or smelling)

Christians can add two more steps to the above recommendations for emotions of fear
 

4. Use our conscious mind faculty to gently proclaim scripture truth: "I, conscious mind, Holy Spirit, and Soul, don't worry about life, my body, or tomorrow". (Gospel of Matthew)

5. Use our conscious mind faculty to give (cast) the care (anxiety) to God: "God, this care's yours, thanks for taking it". (1 Peter 5:7)

A video from Dr. Gail Brenner on how to deal with fear:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A video on the 'Welcoming Prayer Practice', a practice that is proven and effective in handling intense or upsetting emotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

If intense emotions are something you struggle with, we strongly recommend the teachings and resources of clinical psychologist Dr. Gail Brenner: https://gailbrenner.com/archives/?showall=1

Christian Mental Health Ministries
Referral & Listening Resource Center:  
Phone: (352) 234-6097 (as volunteer personnel permits)
email: info@christianmentalhealth.net
 
Two Christian healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (800) 634-2462
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (877) 800-PRAY
Three Christian healing ministries where you can submit an online prayer request:
Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
 
National mental health Christian support groups
The Grace Alliance

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