Tag archive: fear

    “Currently the death rate sits at one per person” Voddie Baucham Thanatophobia The fear of death, or death anxiety is known as Thanatophobia. It is often linked to other anxieties or phobias such as health anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks. Thanatophobia is a form of anxiety characterized by a fear of one’s own death…

    Primary cognitive obsessive compulsive disorder is also be known as primarily obsessional OCD, or Pure-O OCD. It is a lesser known form of OCD which can at times be missed. This is because there are fewer physical manifestations such as hand washing, checking switches, counting etc to observe. The compulsive rituals which do take place are…

    Emotional hijacking is the term used for what happens when someone’s ability to think rationally becomes overpowered by their emotions. It is most commonly experienced when people lash out aggressively or become intensely fearful. It is an intense emotional outburst triggered by what could even be innocent or innocuous. Emotional hijacking isn’t something that just happens…

    There are many different types and degrees of night terrors, sometimes referred to as sleep terrors. These are a form of parasomnia which can have some sufferers thrashing around in their sleep, shouting, crying out, screaming or performing violent acts on those next to them. Some may even move about or get up and walk…

    Often when struggling with anxiety issues such as phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), many people feel challenged and even trapped by intense feelings of fear and uncertainty. I believe that in many cases it is the intense fear that people try to avoid by performing a rituals of some kind or trying to preempt…

    Trauma Bonding Trauma bonding refers to the attachment victims of abuse or neglect form with their abuser. Sometimes that attachment takes the form of obsessive thoughts of hatred or revenge. More commonly though it refers to a fear of, and loyalty towards the perpetrator. Because of that loyalty the victim may sometimes confuse this fear…

    Ever have a task to do but it seems so enormous, difficult or painful you’d rather clean the bathroom or watch a box set of a seventies TV show or nap? Here are some ideas which can help stop procrastinating. 1. Stop thinking about it and do it. Some preparation and planning can help, but…

    The fear of being called wrong can be quite debilitating. In fact it can be more frightening than the realization that our life may be quite stagnant and sad and that we could be so much more. It affects our ability to make choices and decisions and is usually enforced by our various relationships and peer groups. Understanding this…

    To help face your feelings, particularly the ones that cause us distress, it can be helpful to begin seeing them in a different light. Like the monster under the bed we feared as a child, when the light came on we had no reason to fear. For example anger is something we fear. We hate…

    Atychiphobia is the fear of being wrong, or rather the fear of being told we’re wrong. It can be one of the most debilitating emotional conditions we could ever experience.  Understanding this fear, and where it impacts you can help towards challenging and addressing it. The fear of being wrong can manifest itself when you consider breaking a habit,…

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