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Carla Marie Manly, PhD

Carla Marie Manly, PhD

Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a practicing clinical psychologist based in Sonoma County, California, and a recognized authority on fear and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. She works with individuals and groups to improve personal growth, relationship connection, and increased life fulfillment. Her highly personalized approach focuses on utilizing transformational fear in the self-growth and healing process. She combines clinical knowledge with a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, integrating yoga and meditation practices into her therapeutic work and course offerings. Her new book is Joy From Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend (Familius, April 1, 2019). Learn more about Dr. Manly at www.drcarlamanly.com.
5 Steps for Facing Your Fearful Memories and Letting Them Go

Life brings us so many joyful experiences. But it also gives us many challenges and hardships. No matter your age, it’s likely that you have at least a few fearful memories that stick inside of you. 

These troubling memories -- what I call “negative memory nuggets” -- are often storehouses of pain and hurt. Whether you are aware of these negative memories or not, it’s likely that they have a hold on you. In fact, the less aware you are of the memories, the greater their toxic effect will be.