Why are people afraid of their emotions? How does this fear show up in and influence their lives? Ronald J. Frederick PhD dives into how, while the problems are different, the underlying issues are the same for so many. At the core of their distress is what Dr. Frederick refers to as feelings phobia. Whether it s the experience of love, joy, anger, sadness, or surprise, our inborn ability to be a fully feeling person has been hijacked by fear–and it s fear that s keeping us from a better life.