Real-life phobia sufferers describe their battles

Discussion in 'Share Your Best Tip to Fight Phobias' started by Beattheblues, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Beattheblues

    Beattheblues Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    4
  2. Mark

    Mark Active Member

    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    28
    It is very helpful to see real life people challenging really life phobias. I have struggled with phobias in the past and while they are under control at the moment I always have this feeling they are lurking under the surface.
     
  3. Beattheblues

    Beattheblues Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    4
    I have just re-read this article again and noticed that the vast majority of phobias seem to be linked to events in earlier life. If we can control these events in our earlier lives, so that fewer people suffer similar pressures in the future, surely this would be a good step towards controlling phobias?
     
  4. Mark

    Mark Active Member

    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    28
    I think we “inherit” or build our own phobias based on our childhood and past experiences.
     
  5. Beattheblues

    Beattheblues Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    4
    Is it simply a case of re-wiring your brain to be able to tackle phobias? I have some phobias now, such as flying, which I never had in my earlier years. I actually used to love flying but it all got mixed up with a fear of confined spaces and resulted in a phobia of flying. Do I just need to "unpick" each individual issue I have?
     

Share This Page