When we work on an emotional problem or inner conflict, fear regularly comes up.
Fear is one of the most persistent emotions, appearing again and again, even during the same therapeutic session.
Example: Fear of death comes up while you are working on a certain problem.
So what do you do?
Typically, in a session you would take this fear of death as a new element and work on it.
However, fear is actually RESISTANCE.
It is a defense mechanism. Your subconscious uses it to prevent you from experiencing painful situations.
So when you fear death, you resist experiencing death.
Thus, Death is the problem here.
So really there's no wonder that feeling of fear continues to pop up. Because if you work on it directly, you're dealing with the consequence, not the cause.
You should work on that which you fear, not on the fear itself. It is faster and more effective.
1) If your initial problem is fear of something, disregard the fear and start working on the 'something'.
For instance, if you fear being abandoned by your souse, start from 'Abandoned by my spouse,' not from the fear.
2) If fear is so intense that you can't feel the experience you fear, start at the aspect of the experience that you can feel (in the example of 'Abandoned by my spouse', you can start from, for example, 'My mother feeling sorry for me' or 'Selling the house').