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When fear becomes your comfort blanket

[caption id="attachment_2151" align="alignleft" width="300"] When fear becomes your comfort blanket[/caption] A few years ago I was told a very moving story by a friend of mine who had suffered from phobias, anxiety and, in patches, depression for many years. He told me of the day he woke up, opened his eyes and suddenly everything felt…
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Neoannophobia, the fear of New Year

As we move into the start of a New Year    many people will be struggling with Neoannophobia which is literally translated as a fear of New Year. It is very easy to dismiss those who suffer from such anxieties but this is real, life impacting and extremely uncomfortable to live with. There are many reasons…
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Driving phobia

As you might expect, a driving phobia is quite literally the fear of driving. While we generally associate this with cars it can involve any type of vehicle from a bike to a lorry. Sometimes it is difficult to understand the fear of driving because the challenge of passing your driving test is seen by…
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Social anxiety – experiences from the heart

I wrote this blog on social anxiety so I can write my heart without feeling ashamed and so I can share what it is like to live with mental ill health at times. This is something that has been a part of my life since I was 15 years old and I will be 28…
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