The Fear Cure

On Thursday evening June 18, I went to hear Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD talk about The Fear Cure, her new bestseller book. As she was attending to patients who wrote their own prescriptions according to the formula in Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself were often afraid to implement their plans. She started doing research on fear, or as some people suggest, “false evidence appearing real.”

She found enough scientific data to prove that fear and disease are intimately linked and that fear can look like heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain syndromes, and the common cold. In her talk, she reported on the Four Fearful Assumptions:

  1. Uncertainty is unsafe.
  2. I can’t handle losing what I cherish.
  3. It’s a hostile universe.
  4. I’m all alone.

These were countered with the Four Courage-Cultivating Truths:

  1. Uncertainty is the gateway to possibility.
  2. Loss is natural and can lead to growth.
  3. It’s a purposeful universe.
  4. We are all One.

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