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Wouldn't it be best for you to understand what your phobia is telling?

  1. Underworld-Craft profile image60
    Underworld-Craftposted 7 years ago

    Do you believe Phobias are of a higher, Important significance to us than the general view of them?

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      klarawieckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Phobias are often the result of a past-life experience. Through a past life regression you can understand what events triggered such phobia. By gaining this insight, it is possible to overcome the fear.

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol or you could actually find out what causes phobias! lol

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          klarawieckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          earnest, that's just a weak argument! LOL big_smile
          Truce, truce! I'm out of here... don't want to start a forum war! wink xoxoxox

          1. earnestshub profile image89
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Or, like I said you could actually find out what causes phobias instead of making some lame excuse and not bother. smile

  2. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Okay, I'm terrified of heights and tornadoes. I mean TERRIFIED! I can see someone on TV high up in the air, and my feet start tingling. What does this say about me??

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It would be best to understand and get rid of  them, the are irrational fears that come from past experiences and need to be dealt with before it paralyzes you. Most often we just accept them as part of us and thereby limit ourselves.

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        For the most part, I don't think fears such as what Habee described are at all irrational.  Tornadoes are something to fear, and she lives where they happen.  Fear of something like the number, 13, is a classic irrational fear.  I suppose fear of heights could range from being normally uncomfortable about the real possibility of falling, or else could be a phobia.  How much someone's fear of something affects his everyday life, or how rational the fear is, I think, are factors in whether something is a true phobia or just one of the things someone is nervous about or afraid of.

        My mother used to say she had a phobia about swimming (and I suppose it was).  She had a really frightening swimming experience when she was young, got tangled up in seaweed (or something) and felt like she almost drowned.  After that, she'd never swim in the ocean.  That one, I think, kind of bordered on phobia (because most people swim in the ocean for their whole life without events).  Then again, she knew (and talked about) the fact that she was generally nervous as a swimmer and not confident in the water anyway.  So maybe she just had a good-sense awareness that she wasn't a strong enough swimmer to swim in the ocean.  Maybe her fear was, at least for her, rational. 

        I just think people need to sort out, and be careful about, what is a real phobia, what may be a mild one, and what is absolutely irrational (like agoraphobia).  (And even agoraphobia has been, at least in some cases, been tied to some past even and some of the ways the hippocampus and/or amydala were affected at the of the past event.)

    2. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well I would not recommend aversion therapy with tornadoes or heights habee! smile

      Both phobias would take some acclimatising and gradual increments may help.
      Hell! Who cares! Just don't become a rigger and stay away from tornadoes! smile

      1. habee profile image89
        habeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No prob staying away from heights, but we have our fair share of tornadoes here! And we can't have basements because the water table is too high. I even dream about tornadoes, Ernest! And guess who always rescues me? Randy! Wonder what those dreams mean??

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry about the tornadoes! .. and the water table. (We have a massive rising water table problem in Australia.)

          A fair bit of this huge land floats on fresh water, and as there is little water in the outback, we have been tapin the crap out of it, thus lifting the table and making soil in to salt flats.
          I spent many years in dream therapy, and studied it for about 10 years, so consequently know very little about them. smile No place in dream therapy for learners like me. It is very complex and takes ages just to discover the triggers.

          One thing I do feel confident to say is that in a fear/rescue situation, Randy is likely to represents an aspect of yourself that is available to you in such an emergency.

          If I were to guess further, smile I would say it is likely that your sub-conscious is letting you know that you have the means within you to be safe in a tornado situation. smile

        2. Lisa HW profile image82
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Two words:   mild tranquilizers.    smile

          or how about one word....           wine


          (no, I'm not really recommending using substances as the answer to the problem. ....    it's a thought, though.)

  3. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I like the way you think, Ernesto!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like what I think is happening in your mind habee! smile

      It has been said that dreams are the high road to the sub-conscious, and I believe I have some empirical evidence from my own experience that even Carl Jung would be happy to validate!

      During dream therapy with a Jungian psychologist I wrote down every major dream nightly for 3 years.
      Some archetypal dreams really are incredibly vivid, and can be gold for learning about our dark self.
      As I progressed in dream therapy I eventually experienced the archetypal death of self dream and then it was time to end the therapy. I have been very happy with my endless pursuit of understanding self. I feel very spiritually motivated and self assured by the rotten dirty work of self examination. smile
      Luvsya habee, be happy always. smile

  4. wyanjen profile image83
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    I'm terrified of snakes - shhhh, don't tell Randy.

    Now, the higher and important significance of this phobia is certainly biblical. Am I right? Let me try to understand...


    well.
    Now that I've analyzed it, it seems that my phobia is telling me that... snakes are scary.
    __________

    Yikes, we had another tornado here in Detroit tonight, habee! It's been a crazy summer. I may be developing a tornado phobia myself! Never seen so many of them like this before.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You get Tornadoes in Detroit? I did not know that. Stay safe, they sound and look very scary.

      1. wyanjen profile image83
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This was today's... big storm, but not devastating.
        http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/24694735/detail.html

        About a month ago a storm came through while I was at work. My building was flooding badly! water was running in sheets down the insides of the walls.
        I called my boss over and over but he wouldn't answer. I needed him to help me LOL I didn't have enough buckets.
        Turns out he wasn't answering the phone because he was busy filming the funnel cloud.

        Tornados in Michigan... they sure seem more common now than when I was a kid wink

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I saw the article. Still a pretty nasty storm. sad

          1. wyanjen profile image83
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It's that pesky Global Storming.
            big_smile

  5. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I like the wine idea, Lisa!

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For a little tornado:  a little wine.  For a big tornado:  Lots of wine. 

      There - you're cured.   lol

 
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