79a. Fear of fear

Most of the people with PD have noticed that fear aggravates their symptoms. So that’s why they avoid fear.

That’s wrong.

Dr. Janice said in her books that PD people have unhealthy sympathetic mode response, not only parasympathetic. Sympathetic (“fight or flight”) mode is responsible for fear response, while parasympathetic mode is responsible for peaceful, pleasure response (dopamine).

So, in order to recover, dont’t be numb to fear. Fear is normal human experience. Embrace it.

Thank you!