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Re: Desensitise yourself [Good information]

Postby Misunderstoodlight » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:26 pm

What about irrational fears? How do I manage a fear that is all in my head?
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Re: Desensitise yourself [Good information]

Postby josh0745 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:02 am

Misunderstoodlight wrote:What about irrational fears? How do I manage a fear that is all in my head?


They’re podcasts on anxiety that walk you through irrational fears and some strategies to work through them. I had these a lot when my anxiety came back in adulthood. Using tools like self reassurance of them just being ‘irrational thoughts’ for a lot of time and supplements, CBT with a therapist, etc. I don’t get these thoughts much anymore and when I do I don’t give them much mind.

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Re: Desensitise yourself [Good information]

Postby chipsplaypen » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:27 pm

Do you think desensitization could work with stopping a fear of the dark? So far I haven't found something mild enough to start with that I'm able to go through with it. Even a nightlight isn't enough for me, I sleep with at least a lamp on. And forget about using the bathroom at night! It really sucks because I'm otherwise very strong and want to be completely fearless, but I have no idea where to start. The panic overwhelms me when I turn the light off.
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