I just finished quite a lengthy post with an introduction and basically wasted my time and effort because it was lost due to my connection timing out...but maybe short and sweet is the best way to go
I'm recommending a video of a discussion on the nature of fear led by the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. I found it to be quite illuminating and helpful. Hope it can be of service to some, if not all of you. You can find it on youtube by typing "Jiddu Krishnamurti The Nature of Fear" in the search field. It's a four-part video.
From one anxiety-sufferer to another, I wish you well on your paths forward.