Fear…an emotion known to us all and yet spoken about in secrecy.
“First I learned to be afraid and then I learned to hide the fear. Fear is essential for my survival. But is it only with fear that I can live my life…or rather be alive? ‘Be careful…don’t do that…it’s only because we love you’, they say. Why is it then that I feel the fear freeze me and not the love as I take steps towards being brave?”
I write this piece in an attempt to create a space for us to give a voice to our fears. While there is enough and more scientific evidence highlighting the genetic transmission of fears (especially phobias), I would like to use this opportunity to explore and understand how fears are inherited and manifested socially and culturally in the guise of subtle messages of love and care.
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Who is it for ?
ReadAbsorbThink! or RAT! is an academic space for those interested in the field of mental health – service users, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatric nurses, caregivers, or anyone from the larger community – to explore, understand and re-think themes related to mental health and psychotherapy. This specific lecture is open to anyone interested in the topic.