It’s easy to feel trapped when anxious: “I know this isn’t dangerous, why do I keep feeling this way then?” It’s confusing. Shame is common. “My brain must be broken.”
An Anxious brain doesn’t mean the brain is broken, just at some point it learned an unhelpful lesson. It simply needs to learn a more helpful lesson.
It’s normal for the brain to learn unhelpful, inaccurate lessons. Anxiety is normal.