Exploring Fear and Anxiety — running away from our fear and anxiety, or hoping it will disappear of its own accord, is silly. Learning to see, recognize and deal with what arises is the mark of wisdom. Bodywork can help!
Especially in the West, vulnerability is considered a weakness. This is taught to us by our parents and tribes, who are, of course, concerned for our safety. However, this fear of vulnerability is ingrained at a deep level, to our detriment, once we become adults. (This is one reason most adults aren’t!)