Embracing Fear and Uncertainty

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Embracing Fear and Uncertainty

Nov 27, 2020

Getting to the ‘Heart of the Matter”

As we emerge from the peak of Covid-19, we are entering into another phase of uncertainty. Is this the end of the pandemic or are we in for something else?

Fear and Uncertainty never really go away … do they?


What do we do in these times?

It is easy to give in and succumb to the doom and gloom in the media. Moreover, as we face uncertainty, our brains push us to overreact. And that creates more fodder for the media.

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” ~John Allen Paulos

Realising that our overreaction will only create more irrational thoughts which intensifies the fear and does not shift your reality. Learning to focus more accurately and rationally, despite the fear and uncertainty, is a skill. And that skill can be learnt.

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Uncertainty makes our Brains lose control to Limbic Brain – which is our animal brain that wants to react and create more stress hormones. You must engage your ‘Rational” brain to keep yourself on track.

It begins by understanding the inherent patterns in our rational brain and the limbic system which is the primitive reactionary brain.

Despite the fact that our brain is always seeking security and comfort, there is nothing that is predictable, as anything could change in a heartbeat. The only constant in life is that it will involve change and try as you may to control the future, sometimes all we can do is trust that whatever happens, allows us to adapt and make the best of it.


Uncertainty and fear affect our self esteem

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FEAR is an acronym for Future Events Appearing Real.

As we experience FEAR we begin to doubt ourselves and everything we do creates more uncertainty. Also more doubt damages your confidence to do anything positive. This is what can lead to a PANIC attack or episodes of Anxiety.

DOUBT is what hurts our self esteem the most.

So how do we get a handle on FEAR?

Quietening our monkey mind

It is not the uncertainty that bothers us, it is our tendency to get lost in our feelings about it. The monkey mind comes up with amazing creative reactionary thoughts that cause us to indulge in fear and conjure worst-case scenarios.

This is where the practice of observing our thoughts and becoming a witness is an amazing skill to develop. It allows us to overcome fear. More importantly, it allows us to think rationally and open ourselves to possibilities.

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Meditation and the practice of mindfulness is one such tool, which when practised even if just 5-10 minutes daily allows us to maintain calm and focus on what we can do, rather than obsessing about what we cannot do.

If you are keen to learn more about an integrated program that allows balancing the 5 pillars which govern our healing, I invite you to join us for our next class of Radical Wellness program on Sunday 29th Nov.

We learn powerful evidence based information and do a practical session on Meditation and Mind Body Exercise to create a SHIFT in our Self Awareness.

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Radical Wellness Program​ is a Mind-Body program to restore health, healing and vitality through energy alignment. Radical Wellness program focuses on an integrated approach to boosting our inner pharmacy of “drugs” that allows us to not only balance our immune system, rather function in a peak state of health and wellness.

By popular demand, we are doing an additional class on 6th December where we will delve on the subject of “Tapping into the power of Gut Brain Connection”

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Dr Arun Dhir

Dr Arun Dhir
Surgeon, Health & Wellness Advocate.
Author of “Happy Gut, Healthy Weight” and “Create a New You Health Journal

Dr Arun Dhir is a Gastrointestinal surgeon and has practised his craft for over three decades. He is a Monash University lecturer, researcher and author of two books. He is also a Yoga and meditation teacher registered with Yoga Australia. His clinical practice embodies an integrative approach towards individuals experiencing the scourge of obesity.

He is an engaging speaker and has spoken on many public forums. Dr Arun runs his own You Tube channel, where he shares insights in the area of mind-body and gut connection and how this translates into our health and wellbeing.

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Disclaimer​: Radical wellness program focuses on recalibrating and balancing the inner environment. Some clients may need to continue to take help of prescription medications for extended periods of time, depending on the severity of their medical condition. Our intention is to integrate the Radical Wellness program with any ongoing medical treatment that our patrons may require, under the supervision of their medical practitioners. The program is an integrative approach rather than an exclusive approach, that is based on safe, professional and an evidence based approach to health and wellness. We urge our patrons to exercise caution and not suspend, discontinue or alter any medical treatment without the recommendation of their medical practitioners. Dr Arun Dhir, his associates, team members and partners will not be liable for any harm, injury or loss arising out of this.