Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

You may be wired to worry, but courage can be learned.Image of girl with blanket via Shutterstock.
Fear vs. Anxiety

Fear vs. Anxiety

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D.
What's the real distinction between fear and anxiety?
Notice You're Alright Right Now

Notice You're Alright Right Now

By Rick Hanson Ph.D.
Take a close look at this moment, right now. You are probably alright.
Mother Nature's Fear Buster

Mother Nature's Fear Buster

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Meditation can free you from fears. It's free and has no side effects.
Fighting the Fear of Flying

Fighting the Fear of Flying

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
A phobia arises when a person has a bad experience
The Year of Fear, in Review

The Year of Fear, in Review

By David Ropeik
Scary as it was, somehow we survived!
The Secret of Performance Under Pressure

The Secret of Performance Under Pressure

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Overcoming performance anxiety

What I Learn from Fear and Death

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
How you can embrace love in the face of fear.

Reasons Girls Are Encouraged to Fail--And How to Change This

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
The secret? The "misery of failure" is a story circulated to keep you out of it

Tomorrow's Pain

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
Pessimists can learn how to cope, too.

How Children Learn Bravery in an Age of Overprotection

By Peter Gray Ph.D.
It's dangerous to try to protect children from all dangers.

Lesbians In Trouble

By Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.
Rape victims suffer quietly as they fear reporting.

Stranger Danger

By Glenn Alperin
Safety concerns, strategies, and choices in a faceless world.

The Most Powerful Motivator

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
How fear is etched into our brains.

Overcome Anxiety, not Fear

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Protect from within.

One Drug Makes You Fearless: The Morning-Before Pill

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Go ask Alice.

The Yeah-But-Worry Diet: Are You On It?

By Victoria Maxwell
A 6 step fix to distract from default worry.

Turn Down Your Brain’s Worry Center

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Control worrying by controlling your brain's worry patterns

The Ultimate Threat to Single People: You'll Die Alone

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Who really dies alone?

What Genes Tells Us About Worrying

By Stanton Peele
Another genetic explanation tells us less than meets the eye

Worry, Anxiety, and Worse

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Substitute confident composure for worry

Panic Attacks Are Puzzles

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When intense fear with no apparent cause suddenly overwhelms you, try this.

From Quiet to Queen: Kayla's Story

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
This is a story of a brave little girl who overcame her fear of speaking.

6 Success Tips for People Who Are Anxious or Sensitive

By Alice Boyes Ph.D.
How to succeed with your goals if you're prone to anxiety or sensitivity

The Only Thing She Has to Fear

By Sam Kean
A woman whose brain damage made her fearless has a weakness after all...

Ten Skills to Manage Fear and Anxiety in an Unsafe World

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Psychology skills to help you calm down

Where Fear Lives

By Susan Fiske

Understanding the relationships between your brain, your emotions, and your behaviors.

A Tickling Way to Reduce Fear

By R. Douglas Fields
New study shows tickling reduces fear

Would You Fight the Gestapo?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
It takes a kind of bravery to imagine yourself in (and out of) a tight fix.

How to Cope with Personal and Global Uncertainty

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Learning not to live in fear in the midst of life's uncertainty

Explaining the Unexplainable

By Abby Sher
Coming clean to my daughter about death.

Worrying in Relationships: 3 Habits That Invite Anxiety

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Anxiety diminishes personal power, undermining ability to sustain love.

Mother's Anxiety

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
How motherhood breeds anxiety

Is Great Courage (Im)possible?

By Susan Cain
Thoughts on John Donne's People