It’s completely normal to feel afraid, but you don’t have to let fear overcome you. And you won’t—especially when you’re armed with these eight simple steps.

It’s easy to get caught up in the “what ifs” of your diagnosis and this can often times lead to intense feelings of fear. With this eight-step process, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) shows you how to manage those fearful emotions so that they don’t get out of control. From deep breathing to animal therapy, you can find the technique that works best for you on your journey.