Bravery ≠ Fearlessness

A synonym of bravery is fearlessness; but is that really accurate?

Fear affects everyone.  There is no getting away from it.  Young, old, male, female, every race and religion – no matter who you are, you will experience fear at some point in your life.

Since fear is a natural part of living, I would argue there is truly no such thing as “fearlessness.”  Instead, it seems to me that an age-old adage is more apt:  “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”  That, to me, is true bravery.

And that is our true challenge.  “Feeling the fear” can be overwhelming.  Many people do not pursue their goals and dreams because they cannot overcome the fear.  They may not realize fear is what is holding them back; but often, if someone chooses not to go after what they truly want out of life, fear is at the root of their decision.

The good news:  facing fear is a learned skill that can turn into a habit.  And the earlier we learn this skill, the easier it is to face whatever life presents us throughout the rest of our lives.

The techniques we teach in the MyFear Zapper system are techniques that are effective at any age.  They way they are delivered here are designed for younger children (based on the graphics, the system works best for ages 3-7 or so), but as your child grows, s/he will be able to apply the exercises and techniques throughout life.

Recently, I’ve had some people ask if the system works for adults.  The answer is a definite yes!  The only caveat is, as said, the graphics and presentation are designed for younger children … but if you realize that and see beyond the cute cats and silly monsters, people of any age can benefit from learning and using the techniques.  Even better, as you learn the general approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy exercises, you can develop your own techniques that are specific to you.

About MyFear Zapper

MyFear Zapper is an interactive online system that helps children build self-confidence by teaching them how to face & overcome any type of fearful situation. It uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive imagery techniques to teach kids their minds are more powerful than their fears.
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