Different Types of Fears-Phobias and Overcoming Them!
When Dealing with Anxiety, Fear or Phobias, a person must realize that he or she Has a choice in the way they respond to stimulus of fear. Knowing this will immensely alter the way you look at fear. Now, you will be able to gain power over your fears instead of being controlled by it.
If not, then fear always finds a way to create negative impacts on your brain and the way you perceive things. Try to Look at fear in a different light, so that it does not produce the same anxious feeling as it usually does on you.
There are many potential triggers to your fears and phobias, there are also as many types of
fears and phobias. They can be categorized into three basic fears:
Among the three, the subconscious and internal type of fear are most difficult to find
treatment to because the person must take the initiative to recognize the source of fear and
take necessary steps to overcome it. Recognizing the category in which your fears fit into
will help you know the best way to deal with them.
Among the types of fear, External fear is the easiest to diagnose and manage. For example, fear of spiders or fear of heights are among the most common phobia that several people share. A Feelings of fear, anxiety or discomfort is experienced by the person with that particular fear when the situation confronts them with those triggers. Since the source of fear is easier to identify, then one can easily look for alternative ways in which to confront that trigger and overcome fear.
Since external fears are often caused by negative experiences in the past involving those external sources of fears, you can adapt some techniques that will help you understand the reality of the situation. Hypnotherapy or some other psychological methods are employed in order to erase any previous negative associations with these objects or creatures that elicit fear.
This type of fear is closely associated with low levels of self esteem or confidence, which can over time lead to depression. But like with external fear, the triggers are coming from an outside source and yet it produces
a negative emotion. This trigger will then produce internal reactions or fears such as self
doubt or questioning one’s capability to do something. Most often, when people begin to
question their own abilities, failure is inevitable. This type of fear often impacts one’s
ability to interact with the social environment.
If you want to conquer internal types of fear, you often have to go back at your childhood years wherein character development is at its peak. This is the stage in people’s lives wherein they build characters and develop fears. Some people seek professional help or hypnotherapy that enables them to adapt a new perspective in life and change any behaviors that produce such insecurities and fears.
This type of fear is produced by accepted beliefs and myths in your mind that serve to limit
your potentials and worse, could end up in self sabotage. This one is somewhat associated
with the internal type of fear where you have the tendency to question your capacity to
achieve something. Such as speaking in public. Thus, the tendency for self doubt and negative self talk. This one requires you to take active steps towards reversing those beliefs and enable you to maximize your potential.
Goals to Overcome Your Fears
One of the many reasons why people dont act to overcome their fears is the lack of
motivation. Therefore, setting goals will help increase the desire to manage and overcome
your fears and phobias. Besides, this will help you to take control towards your goal and
provide a sense of direction. Another benefit you will gain from getting rid of your fears,
is the ability to be more focused in your everyday living as opposed to not having a clear
idea of what you want to do in life.
One way to set your goals is to list down all the benefits that you can get when you decide
to overcome your fears. Seeing all these wonderful benefits that you can enjoy should
motivate you to eliminate fear in your life.
Try This Simple Exercise to Make you More Relaxed
One of the best ways to combat fear is to stop and take time to connect with your body. You
can try following the steps below and will find yourself free of any anxiety fear:
• Sit quietly or lie down while you keep your eyes shut.
• Starting from your feet and working your way upwards, scan your body for sensations.
• Take time to pause in each area of your body and give notice to the different sensations they undergo.
• Then, proceed to the center of your body – at the abdomen area or around the navel. Then, breathe into it!
• Try doing this technique at least once a day and you will notice you will feel relaxed after doing it.
Indeed, meditation has been pointed out as one of the most effective methods of healing and you can do the same with anxiety fears and phobias.