All of us are made of flesh and bones and that is why even the fearless and the bravest people have a fear of something. But if our fear of phobia interferes with out every day life, if it is not letting us go and move on, then we must stop and ask ourselves what we can do to help ourselves to fight against that phobia. The first thing that we must do is to learn how to remain calm and relaxed when confronted with this situation. If we manage to do that, then we can start the fight by taking small steps.
How to cope with your phobia?
There isn’t a person on this planet that has no fear. It is an emotion just like any other (love, hate, and compassion etc). Every individual has a fear of something that can haunt him or her even while sleeping. But, there are some people who have fear of some illogical and unreal things, and that is when this problem occurs. Someone may find is funny and ridiculous, but it isn’t a matter to laugh at, because people who are experiencing this type of fear are really tormented by it. This phobia can seem so real to a person who has it, that is may torment him/her permanently.
Even though you can rationalize that fear in your head as something completely unreal and unreasonable, the moment you are confronted with it, you forget all the previous rationalization. According to the statistics, around 18% of American population has some of the anxiety disorders that are the most common form of some phobia. If you see and are in some other contact of your phobia every day, your life may be damaged in some aspects.
Steps in fighting against phobia
The first and the most essential step is to learn and practice proper relaxation and relaxation techniques for anxiety that will help you remain calm. One of these techniques is breathing relaxation technique, which is very easy to do, and we will try to explain it to you so that you can practice it. First, you must take a deep breath and count to six. After that, you have to try to exhale this breath slowly by also counting to six. When you reach six, you should have all the air exhaled. This you should do whenever you feel like it, and then you can move to the next level.
You have to go into the root of your fear and find all the hidden reasons of it. If you think that you can’t do it on your own, you may look for a professional help of a therapist. Then you need to list and name all the measures and suggestions that will help you reduce your fear. Have positive thoughts and think about them. Visualization techniques can also help you fight your phobia. The final step also consists of starting with suggestions where you feel the least anxious. It is important to stay relaxed and don’t do all the suggestions at once.