|Label||Bodily Felt Sense||Need||Action Tendency|
|Safety and protection||Run, hide, etc.|
|Comfort||Get a hug|
Tension in the body
|Defend the boundary|
A word of caution! Anxiety is not an emotion – and its need is not safety nor is it protection. Fear is in response to a real threat, whereas anxiety is in response to an imagined threat or stressful experience. Rather than safety or protection, anxiety requires gradual exposure to the situation in order to extinguish the learned response.