Phobias

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rokit
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Post » 15 May 2012, 09:02

WillWare wrote:I have two fears:
A fear of losing control of myself, in any way shape or form (and all that entails; I'm not even a big fan of going to sleep at night)
A fear of heights (specifically that what I'm on will break, and that I won't have any control over my falling speed and the landing will break something; ties in with above)
Closest I could find is: Agoraphobia but it is losing control outside.
Acrophobia - heights

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samkostka
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Post » 19 May 2012, 06:57

Hi, so does anyone have any ideas on how to get over my fear of bridges?

Just saying because there is this bridge between my school and my house that I get terrified when I cross it. Also, this bridge is made of wood and is a bit wobbly and cars go on it also.

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Lawnboy
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Post » 19 May 2012, 07:19

samkostka wrote:Hi, so does anyone have any ideas on how to get over my fear of bridges?

Just saying because there is this bridge between my school and my house that I get terrified when I cross it. Also, this bridge is made of wood and is a bit wobbly and cars go on it also.
Jump off it. Tell me how that goes.

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samkostka
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Post » 19 May 2012, 16:09

NOT FUNNY

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Lawnboy
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Post » 19 May 2012, 16:18

So a joke about jumping off bridges is the one that goes to far, on a website called "stabyourself.net"?
K.

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samkostka
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Post » 19 May 2012, 17:12

NOT FUNNY FOR ME.

not sure about other people.
FEAR OF BRIDGES REMEMBER?

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rokit
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Post » 19 May 2012, 17:22

The way to overcome it is get into a routine of filling up your mind while walking across the bridge.
This works because as soon as you get on the bridge your eyes send a command to the brain saying it's danger.
If you fill your mind up so the brain can't receive the message you should be alright crossing/looking at the bridge.
Doing this on a regular basis makes your eyes stop sending the message because the brain doesn't receive it anyway.

Now how to fill up your mind you ask? Here are a few:
Count the Fibonacci sequence in your head (Google it)
Think of math problems that take a while e.g 12312+122343
Count prime numbers
Other stuff you can think of.
THIS ONLY WORKS ON PHOBIAS THAT MAKE YOU FEAR STUFF THAT YOU CAN VISUALIZE AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE.

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rokit
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Post » 19 May 2012, 17:24

Another way is to force an emotion for yourself and overcome the emotion that makes you scared. But that one is hard and might take months.

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Post » 19 May 2012, 21:07

rokit boy...... is that REALLY you??? Lol, joking. I didn't know you could do that! Or did I? I once had a fear of heights, but now I live on the highest part of a tall aparment.

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Post » 19 May 2012, 21:16

LightningFire wrote:rokit boy...... is that REALLY you??? Lol, joking. I didn't know you could do that! Or did I? I once had a fear of heights, but now I live on the highest part of a tall aparment.
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