How do you covercome a phobia without counseling

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  1. sir_tallest profile image62
    sir_tallestposted 7 years ago

    How do you covercome a phobia without counseling

  2. peak's profile image69
    peak'sposted 7 years ago

    Face it. I was terrified of water as I amost drowned when I was 5. So I enrolled myself in a swimming class. It was terrifying and I hung on the edge of the pool. The swimming instructor called me cartoon as I behaved comically. I persisted and manage to learn how to float. With this skill I told myself that I cannot drown as I can float. At worst I can float on my back and breathe. I can confidently say I am no longer water phobic. Hope yours goes off too smile

  3. PAPA-BEAR profile image60
    PAPA-BEARposted 7 years ago

    Use EFT. Find a Stage Three therapist, it is highly effective.

  4. Goodpal profile image91
    Goodpalposted 7 years ago

    Turn into a fighter and force yourself into the phobic situation again and again; face the situation with all its discomforts, awkwardness, shame, or whatever. Keep repeating it. Soon you will be over it.

    Remember, each time you avoid it, it grows. If you can't muster courage yourself, take the help of motivational books, good friends, or a counselor.

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    face it. i used to be afraid of small places but i got over it. i forced myself to work under houses. at first i could barely even get under the house in the crawl spaces but now it doesn't even bother me at all. it wasn't easy and it took a while but you can overcome any phobia if you try hard enough.

  6. BlissfulWriter profile image72
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    One of the methods that counselors will try is call "exposure and response prevention".  For minor phobia, you can try this on your own.  It simply means progressively exposing yourself to the phobia little by little, until you get used to it. 

    If afraid of snakes.  You first look at pictures of snakes until no longer afraid, then you look vidoes of snakes.  Then you touch a toy snake.  Then you look at real snakes in cages and so on.

  7. Tamila Roberts profile image34
    Tamila Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Face your fears, don't allow bad counseling to cloud your judgment. Most phobia's can be beaten with proper mental attitude. All you have to do is stay focused and warm-up before facing that phobia by doing some relaxing weight training.

  8. larry1987 profile image49
    larry1987posted 7 years ago

    If you have phobia, you can try your best to overcome it, such as watching violent movies, walking at night by yourself. At first you may still feel afraid, while the situation will turn out to be better if you stick to it.

  9. marshacanada profile image74
    marshacanadaposted 7 years ago

    Good luck sir tallest.
    1)You need to gradually face your fear.
    2)Try very slow breathing or relaxation exercises to get control of your panicky feelings.
    3)Keep facing your fear over and over again until you know you will be able to handle it.
    4)You dont need to enjoy the phobic situation, just to feel able to handle it without hyperventilating or panicking.
    5) remind yourself that if your heart starts to race this is a normal fear reaction and you can handle it.


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