A passenger recounts the abject terror of having a huge spider crawl up her leg mid-air.
When we are faced with crisis situations of this magnitude, we get anxious and excessively worry that our sense of safety and security is threatened. We become fearful for ourselves and for our loved ones.
Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?
Many phobias--those irrational, excessive fears that send us into trembling pools of dread--are rooted in evolutionary history.
Sure, you may know you have aviatophobia (fear of flying) or claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), but what about all those other angst-inducing scenarios and situations that crop up when you're living life on the road?
How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.
Are there any fears or phobias that don't respond to exposure therapy? "Any type of phobia can be treated using exposure
"Homophobia" may range from mild, private feelings of discontent to raging hatred affecting public policies and social institutions such as marriage. When homophobia is internalized, it can affect the behavior and decision-making of the homophobic person significantly.
HIDROLÂNDIA, Brazil -- Under the shade of ficus trees stands the stone burial chapel that 73-year-old Freud de Melo built