How to Let Go of Fear
Dr. Stacey Thomas, psychologist and creator of the Growing Forward Journal, addresses the fear that can hinder journaling and self-exploration. She emphasizes that it’s natural to feel stuck and acknowledges the fear that delving into one’s emotions may make problems feel insurmountable. Dr. Stacey encourages facing fear gradually, supported by guided meditations. Grounding is the first step to create an environment of safety. Writing doesn’t have to be perfect; it’s a practice of being honest with oneself in a safe space. She reminds that any small breakthrough is a step toward feeling lighter and better. The process is personal, and there’s no rush. Sharing one’s experiences with the community can provide encouragement. In the next video, Dr. Stacey will discuss the inner judge, another obstacle to overcome in personal growth.