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  • "To Fear or Not to Fear"  By : Janis Ericson, CHt
    What is fear and why do we feel it? Is there really nothing to fear but fear itself? Here are 7 Steps to reduce fear provided by one of NLP's most highly regarded international trainers and certified hypnotherapist Janis Ericson.
  • 10 Bare Truths To Take Care Of Your Phobia, Fear Or Depression  By :
    1) Your Emotional Issue Is Made Of Energy

    When was the last time a brain surgeon opened up a patient and found his/her childhood memories, political opinions, or religious persuasion? Our memories, beliefs, values and, importantly, emotions are made of energy. So doesnít it make sense to treat these with energy therapy?

    For too long now talk therapy has been the medium of choice for psychological problems, instead of addressing the problem at the root cause. Your energy...
  • 10 Tips For Conquering Your Fears  By : Cari Vollmer
    Have you ever had a fear that kept you from living life fully? Perhaps this fear has stopped you from having MORE fun or experiencing GREATER success. Yes? This article will help you learn to overcome your fear and increase your self confidence.
  • 10 Ways To Say No To Fear This New Year  By :
    Itís a New Year and a new set of resolutions. But how many will you actually see through to the end? And how many will fall by the wayside because of one simple four lettered word . . . FEAR.

    Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear. All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from being truly successful.

    But donít panic, there is a way to conqu...
  • 5 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Fear  By : Kurt Schmitt
    Fear can be either a great motivator, or a fierce road block. Because we often establish our own limitations, these road blocks can actually be a good thing. They can alert us to be cautious, and they can cause us to analyze whether or not what we are doing is right for us.

    Sometimes, however, a road block needs to be knocked down in order for us to grow. Overcoming a road block gives you a learning experience that you can't get any other way. Deciding to take action and m...
  • Aerophobia  By :
    Aerophobia is also known as aviatophobia or aviophobia. Aerophobia is the fear of flying. Aerophobia is a phobia by itself but often it can be combined by other phobias like claustrophobia and acrophobia. Many people across the globe suffer from this problem. Aerophobia is a common phobia that has many people scared.

    In todayís day and age, to have the fear of flying is a real handicap. If you are a business man, your job requires you to fly to different states or countrie...
  • Agoraphobia: Four Things I Had To Change Before Healing Could Begin.  By :
    I suffered with agoraphobia for more that twenty years. During that time I tried all sorts of treatments, some conventional, some not so, and nothing I did seemed to have any sort of positive effect upon my agoraphobia, panic disorder or anxiety disorder. In fact, some things made my condition worse, in some cases, much worse.

    When my panic attacks started, back in 1985, I was left with a travel phobia but as the years passed, my safe-zone became increasingly smaller until...
  • Anxiety  By : Robert Najemy
    Olive experiences constant anxiety regarding her children.

    She fears they might be harmed or might suffer in some way. This turns her into a verified "interrogator," a role through which she attempts to control them and her husband so she can "protect" everyone. She uses questions, criticism and advice to hopefully prevent any problems for her children, but in this way, she has become their problem. They feel suffocated and have begun to react negatively.

    She drags her ...
  • Anxiety Disorder Symptoms  By : Jeff Miles
    Worry, fear, and anxiety are a normal part of our life. Have you experienced feeling anxious before taking an exam and later find out that you got a higher result more than what youíve expected? Or, feeling anxious for a job interview and ended up getting hired, or feeling frightened walking down an alley where bad things often happened? Normal anxiety helps us cope in any stressful situation, it also keeps us watchful.

    Mental health professional are not concerned with nor...
  • Anxiety Explained  By : Jason Rickard
    Everyone goes through anxiety at one time or the other in their lives. Anxiety is usually a combination of negative emotions like apprehension, worry, and fear. Once a person is anxious about something, the person not only undergoes mental trauma, but also experiences many physical sensations.

    It is quite normal for people to get anxious around examination time, during job interviews, on seeing horrid photos or when looking down from heights. Such situations are usually un...
  • Anxiety: A Disorder Or Normal Reaction To Life?  By : Jim DeSantis
    Is your "anxiety" a serious disorder or just a normal reaction to the stress of living? How can you know if you need professional help? There is an Anxiety Checklist available for free.
  • Are You Afraid of Technology?  By : Roseanna Leaton
    Technology moves so fast it is hard to keep up. New gadgets pose challenges for the less attuned, and can be a source of anxiety and worry.
  • Are Young People at Risk?  By : Adam Sibley
    In this weekís blog I want to talk about a term which I find is banded about very wrongly and that is the term Ďat risk.í Itís a term which is a buzz word when it comes to young people and working with young people. So today I want to tell you all about what I feel the true meaning of Ďat riskí is.
  • Conquer Fear When it is Born to Become Confident  By : Joshua Uebergang
    Like kryptonite to superman as fear is to communicating confidently. You need to know where fear comes from before you can become confident. Here is how.
  • Conquer your Fear or Fear will conquer you!  By : wisdomisgreat
    Every one of us always experiences a deadly virus in our daily routine. Some of us either wondering why were still suffered with this kind of emotional and mental disease despite of all hard work and recondition of our mind. Is this kind of emotional and mental disease can be overcome? And what are the ways and methods that we can eventually conquer these negative feelings before it can conquer us?

    I would like to advise you dear readers to read this article so that you can have the knowledge and idea on how you can overcome the fear disease if you are the one who are struggling with it right now.
  • Conquer Your Fears  By : Dieter Pauwels
    One of the biggest barriers we face in living the life we want is fear.
    Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of commitment, and fear of loss are just a few of the many fears we experience. If you want financial freedom, a more fulfilling life, loving relationships, a rewarding career, or any other desired outcome in your life, you must be able to identify and challenge any fear that prevents you from moving forward.
  • Conquering Oneís Fears  By : Joan Winthorp
    Fear is a barrier towards living oneís life to the fullest. All people fear something. Some people fear death, getting married, closed areas, being alone, spiders, cats, dogs, etc. It is normal to fear; however, there are certain phobias or fears which could really be hindrances in living oneís life normally, and these should be treated.

    Fear of tigers, for example, is a fear that is not necessarily going to affect oneís daily life, not unless he lives in the jungle where ...
  • Defining Agoraphobia: Discover The True Definition Of Agoraphobia From An Ex-suffererís Perspective  By :
    There are two things that are apparent when you start to seek a definition for agoraphobia and that is that, depending on where you look, there is more than just one definition. If we take a look in a dictionary, we will find that the interpretation given there is similar to the following: a disease which results in the sufferer being afraid of open or public spaces which, can result in the sufferer becoming housebound.

    The second usual definition goes something like this...
  • Do You Fear Your Dentist?  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Taking good care of our teeth is hygienic. The mouth is actually home to thousands of harmful bacteria and if you do not have your teeth cleaned and checked professionally, you could be prone to oral bacteria-related illnesses. Many people think that brushing their teeth is enough.

    Unfortunately, health experts believe that a person should visit a dentist at least twice a year to get their teeth cleaned professionally and checked as well for repair works. This will ensure ...
  • Do You Have A Fear Of Injections?  By :
    Are you a person that has fear of needles that is affecting your process to get well. Fear of needles is called as trypanophobia however in the true medical term it is called as needle phobia, where he or she has the fear of undergoing any treatment that consists of needles. This could be due to any reason. It could be related to a story you might have come across or a bad experience, if this has to be the case with you then you are not supposed to believe in such stories, as...
  • Driving You Crazy: Driving Phobia And Its Treatment  By : Guy Baglow
    Itís a surprise to most people Ė including those that suffer from it Ė that driving phobia is one of the most common phobias.

    This is because itís a hidden phobia: sufferers are embarrassed by it so they go to great lengths to accommodate and conceal their fear. And they think they are alone. But they are not. Their condition is well understood by phobia specialists and their symptoms, avoidance patterns and responses are very similar to those of other silent sufferers.
  • Eliminate Fears - Ready To Eliminate Your Fears?  By : Rochelle Togo-Figa
    In my quest to grow my business, Iím always listening to tapes and teleclasses, attending seminars, and reading books written by experts in their field. One thing Iím clear about from everything Iíve learned, if you want to be successful, itís up to you to make that happen.

    Initially, people come to me because theyíre not closing enough sales or bringing in enough clients. Before I begin teaching and coaching them to sell more effectively, I want to uncover whatís really s...
  • Erythrophobia : The Blushing Phobia  By : Gary Ambrosh
    A phobia is an extreme and irrational fear of a particular situation or behaviour. Many phobias exist in our society. Common phobias include Claustrophobia, which is the fear of heights, and Arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. Erythrophobia, which is the fear of blushing, is a common phobia among people who have a proclivity for blushing.

    Even though Erythrophobia isnít one of the most widely recognized phobias in our society, it is fairly common among peopl...
  • Face Off Against Fear: The 2nd Period  By : Randall Stewart
    Well, itís the start of the second period, I mean article on facing off against your fears. Let me recap the highlights from the last article. We delved into the first three steps of our seven-step game plan in dealing with our opponents: fear, anxiety and worry. The first step was to change our attitude about facing fear in realizing that you can do something about it, if you believe in yourself. The second step was to identify our most prevalent fears that are holding us back in life. The third step was to learn how to incorporate two calming skills into our daily routine.
  • Facing Fear- Taking Actions that Stretch You  By : Beth Tabak
    Ignite your career, boost business, enhance relationships, etc. by getting comfortable with stretching out of your comfort zone daily. Obtain 5 essential perceptions to take on as you face fear plus ideas for how to strengthen your courage muscle daily.
  • Facing Fears  By : T. Dorsey
    Some may argue that facing your fears is pointless. What could be the benefit in deliberately feeling painful emotions? This article outlines what can be gained by confronting your fears and how to do so effectively.
  • Facing Your Fear  By : Dr. M. Mastria
    Fear is part of being on your growing edge.

    I'm not certain where this statement comes from. I'd like to take credit for it, but I think someone much wiser than I am said this.

    Most people consider fear an emotion to be avoided at all costs. Here, it is considered an indication of change and growth. Could that really be? Let's break this statement down and see if it is true.


    Every human, and at least higher forms of all organisms, have felt fear. It is an inn...
  • Fear and Greed as Motivators  By : John V. W. Howe
    The human emotions of fear and greed are powerful human motivators. These can be used against you if you are the buyer. However, you can use them in your favor to write effective ad copy if you are the seller.
  • fear and us  By : swati
    how to interpret fear in our lives.
  • Fear Be Gone  By :
    What are we afraid of? What is fear? What can we do about it? We all have fears at one time or another and to one degree or another. I did a little research of my own and found that next to terrorist, fear of public speaking and fear of success ranked high on the list of things people fear most.
  • Fear Of Dentists  By :
    Dentists are the ones who treat us for any problem that are related to our mouth, teeth, or gums. They are the ones who will get it all or dental problems resolved. Dentists use many objects that are sharp and pointed such as needles, drills and many sharp objects. The use of such advanced equipment on one of the most sensitive of parts of the body creates fear in a person. However there are many people that assume adversity and try avoiding dental treatment as they have fear...
  • Fear of Driving and Automatic Negative Thoughts  By : Rich Presta
    The fear of driving is often complicated, if not caused by, the individualsí automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts can be scary and irrational, such as the concern that they will veer into oncoming traffic or drive off a bridge. These thoughts are often described as the most bothersome symptom of driving anxiety and they can be the actual triggers for panic attacks while driving. Controlling these thoughts is critical to success in eliminating a driving phobia.
  • Fear of Failure  By : Johnny Morney
    Facing your fears will be one of the toughest things you will ever do. But I promise you it will also be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding things you will ever do.
  • Fear Of The Dentist Ė You Are Not Alone  By :
    Some people have an immense fear of dentists as if they are just going to kill them if they visit their clinic. Yes! We all hate the pain we get after a certain treatment we undertake from them, but that pain should not get the better of you. Some people may not go to a dentist even though they have dental problems from years. In some cases, people have gone on with self imposed dental procedures and pulled out their own teeth in when avoiding the visit to a clinic. Some migh...
  • Fear Of The Dentist, Or Fear Of What Might Happen?  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Dentophobia, or fear of the dentist, isn't as uncommon as most people might think. One bad experience can create a horrific fantasy in the mind of a person who is scheduled, or should be scheduled, to see go to a dental clinic. With this ďfear of the dentistĒ, a person's dental health can create some major problems to the overall health of the patient.

    How It Starts

    Fear of the dentist begins with dental anxiety. This is when a person will start to feel somewhat ďin dan...
  • Fearlessly Into The Unknown  By : The Self Improvement Gym
    Breaking out of your comfort zones and stepping into the unknown, can be as scary as it is fulfilling. Although we all fear the unknown, very few of us actually take action despite our fears to break out of what feels comfortable in the moment.
  • Fears: Are They As Big As They Feel?  By :
    What are you afraid of? There is plenty to fear - whether you are a child, a teenager or an adult. Fears come in all shapes and sizes from the Boogieman to the Taxman. You can be afraid of speaking in front of a crowd, growing old, getting a bad grade on a test, losing friends, looking bad, embarrassing yourself. The list can go on and on. Everybody is afraid of something and to different degrees.

    Are fears only as big as we make them?

    Let's take a look. Let's say that ...
  • Feel Fear In The Sky  By : Mark Goodworthy
    As human beings, it is normal for us to feel fear. Some are afraid of spiders, snakes or the dark, while others fear heights, being confined in small space or even flying. Just like any other fear, the fear of flying can be caused by an irrational belief that the person will die from a plane crash. Even when statistics showed that a person is at greater risk of dying from a car accident than a plane crash. You simply can not rationalize a personís fear of flying.

    People wh...
  • Four Excellent Tips To Avoid Panic And Anxiety  By : Jeff Miles
    There are moments in a personís life that just leads him to feel overpowered by an uncontrollable fear of something that hinders him to do what he is supposed to do. He is then led to worry too much, lose focus and concentration, and leave him immobile for a certain instance.

    These moments are things that cause panic (uncontrolled fear) and anxiety (over-worrying).

    These moments cannot be totally removed from the human way of living, but there sure are ways on how to av...
  • Freedom From the Fear of Being Powerless  By : Guy Finley
    Nothing in the universe can make us relive some painful moment as long as we choose to live from the higher understanding that no old dark thought has the power to define us, let alone to drag us down. Without our unconscious consent the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment.
  • From Fear and Paralysis to Positive Action  By : Sandra Sinclair
    Fear of failure can be a huge obstacle to taking positive action toward your desired outcomes, because so much personal esteem and happiness can depend on the outcome. To change fear of failure into a force for positive action, you may have to change your thinking about what your desired outcome means to you in terms of your own happiness.
  • Get Around Easier, Overcome Your Fear Of Flying  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Imagine this weird situation: youíre cruising in a top of the line jumbo jet then all of a sudden, you freak out and scare the heck out of the people in the jet. Youíre going crazy and youíre sweating like a pig because you want to go off the plane, not later but now. But the problem here is that youíre a thousand feet above ground and you canít do anything about it. This is one peculiarly detailed example of an irrational fear of flying.

    There are a lot of things that aff...
  • Getting Help For A Friend Who Struggles With Fear And Anxiety  By : Stan Popovich
    Getting help for a friend who struggles with fear and anxiety can be tricky. He or she may be reluctant to get help or they may be scared. This is the time that your friend needs you the most. With this in mind, here are some suggestions on how a person can help his or her friend with their anxiety.

    The first step a person should do is to convince their friend to get professional help. Explain to them that they must decide to get the help they need to overcome their anxiet...
  • Getting Over Fear With An Abundance Mentality  By :
    Fear is a common culprit for most if not all of the problems we as men face with dealing with women. I know you and I both have fears over all the different aspects of pickup, from just walking up and saying those first few words, to getting a girls phone number, kissing a girl, having sex or even keeping a relationship alive and dealing with jealousy and attachment. At the root of most of these fears is what is known as a scarcity mentality, yet on the surface it doesn't app...
  • Getting Rid Of Fear At Last  By :
    Are you afraid of the dark? Does fear bother you more than you think it should? Read the tips below and be amazed on how fear can easily be defeated.

    Identify your fear

    Experts say that there are many kinds of fear. However, most of the fears that people have are concrete examples of delusions. These refer to the way things are altered or misrepresented, such as the way people look at their selves and the way they view the environment.

    Since they are delusions, most...
  • Getting To Know Anxiety  By : Jason Rickard
    Have you ever been in a situation, where you felt uneasy because of something you think you may have forgotten to do, such as switching off an appliance at home, or perhaps a feeling that you annoyed someone whom you wanted to get along with really well. If you have experienced such feelings and worse on a regular basis, then you most probably are a victim of anxiety attacks.

    All of us, to some extent, have experienced anxiety and at different levels. There are some things...
  • Help Overcome Fear of Swimming  By : Roseanna Leaton
    When you really want to overcome fear of swimming you will find a way. Hypnosis makes this process easy.
  • Help To Control Your Emotions  By : Roseanna Leaton
    Whether your emotional tendencies veer towards tearfulness, anxiety, anger or whatever else, uncontrolled emotions take their toll. But there is an easy way in which you can change these instinctive and automatic responses.
  • Help To Overcome Claustrophobia  By : Roseanna Leaton
    Claustrophobia, like any phobia, is uncomfortable and also unnecessary. A phobia causes fear that happens instinctively and automatically. Hypnosis can provide a very efficient and effective cure.
  • How do you deal with seperation anxiety?  By : Dr. Jennifer B. Baxt, DMFT, NCC, DCC
    Leaving the child with another caregiver for the first time can be stressful. The worries start popping into mind about whether the caregiver is able to give the child the attention they need, whether the facility is as safe as it is supposed to be and so on.

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