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How to Get Over a Fear of Needles (Trypanophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Needles (Trypanophobia)

    Trypanophobia is defined as an irrational or extreme fear of needles.  A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting over or overcoming a phobia is to face it, otherwise it…

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Self Help for a Fear of Flying (Aerophobia)

Self Help for a Fear of Flying (Aerophobia)

    Aerophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of flying – either in a plane, helicopter or another flying vehicle.  A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting…

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How to Overcome Astraphobia (Fear of Thunder and Lightning)

How to Overcome Astraphobia (Fear of Thunder and Lightning)

    Astraphobia is when you have an irrational fear of thunder and/or lightning.  A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting over or overcoming a phobia is to face it, otherwise…

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How to Get Over a Fear of Dogs (Cynophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Dogs (Cynophobia)

  Cynophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of dogs – this is a very common phobia. A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting over or overcoming a phobia is to face…

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How to Overcome Agoraphobia

How to Overcome Agoraphobia

  Many people believe that Agoraphobia is a fear of open or public spaces – but in fact, Agoraphobia is an extreme or irrational fear of ‘being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong’. This is a very complex phobia. A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear,…

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How to Overcome a Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia)

How to Overcome a Fear of Snakes (Ophidiophobia)

  Ophidiophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of snakes – this is a very common phobia.  Don’t worry, there are no photos of REAL snakes in this post – only symbols or things associated with snakes.    A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror –…

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How to Overcome a Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia)

How to Overcome a Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia)

  Arachnophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of spiders – this is one of the oldest and most common phobias – there have even been films made about this!   Don’t worry, there are no photos of REAL spiders in this post – only cartoons or empty webs.     A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second…

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How to Get Over a Fear of Confined Spaces (Claustrophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Confined Spaces (Claustrophobia)

  A fear of confined spaces or claustrophobia is defined as an irrational fear of confined spaces and rooms that don’t have a clear and easy escape route.    A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.  …

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How to Get Over a Fear of Heights (Acrophobia)

How to Get Over a Fear of Heights (Acrophobia)

    Acrophobia is when you have an extreme or irrational fear of heights.   A phobia can be caused by a particular experience or situation where you are faced with your fear. Due to this initial reaction – the second time you face your fear, you may experience the same irrational feelings of terror – if this forms a pattern it is a phobia.     The key to getting over or overcoming a phobia is to face it,…

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