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What are you afraid of?

My name is Chelsea and I am afraid of storms, fire and spiders. What are you afraid of?? We all have fears, some of them may be really common (e.g. heights, snakes, injections) or they may be uncommon (the list is endless).  It doesn't really matter what your fear is - what matters is how we cope with these fears. If they are impacting on your everyday life, it's time to do something about them and while talking to a health professional is a great idea, there are also a few practical things that you can do to help yourself when you are faced with those fears. We are going to be discussing some of these practical tips and while our discussion may not be quite as amusing as the following video, we will keep it upbeat, positive and we definitely won't judge your fear/s!

 

 

Monday 23 September at 8pm right here, to discuss your fears in a supportive environment, and learn some tips from other people who know how you feel!!

 

Hope you can join us. 

 

Also, it might help to have a read of this story, about how one person overcame their fear! http://au.reachout.com/The-strange-fear

 

And check out this fact sheet for more info on phobias (http://au.reachout.com/What-is-a-phobia )

Re: What are you afraid of?

Hello ReachOut.com community!

 

Welcome to the Getting Real session on fears and phobias.

 

Tonight, I am co-faciliated by michine, sophie-RO and myself.

 

We will be talking about different phobias and how different people cope with the things they fear in their day-to-day life.

 

Have a look at this fact sheet to get an idea of what would qualify a phobia. 

 

If you feel unsettled or upset during this discussion, please don’t hesitate to step away from the convo for a bit. Or try a relaxation session on Smiling Mind http://smilingmind.com.au/

 

Finally, please stick to the community guidelines when posting in today’s GR.

 

Ok, here’s our first Question to you!

 

1. Do you have a fear of something? If so, see if you could find the "official" name on this list and share it here!

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Hey everyone, really interested to hear from people tonight, hope it's a bit busier than last week!

I have a fear of spiders, and when i was younger it was really abd and quite irrational. Like I couldn't be in the same room as a daddy long legs with the door shut! Also when I was younger I had a fear of blood tests and needles at the doctors. (I kicked a doctor once who was trying to jab me!!!! I was about 7)

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Re: What are you afraid of?

needle phobia = trypanophobia!

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I'm not sure if I am afraid of failure, it seems likely why I was so anxious before uni started, and was a big factor as to why I withdrew from my course...

 

Atychiphobia- Fear of failure.

 

Of course, the real problem was my concentration, and not being able to read or study, so having a fear of failing was probably reasonably healthy.

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Hi Doris (and everyone else) Smiley Happy

Do you have a fear of something? If so, see if you could find the "official" name on this list and share it here!

My fears would fall under emetophobia and agoraphobia on that list I think.

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Hi Guys Smiley Happy

Eager to hear some of your fears.

I know I have heaps!
The one that pops to mind is:
Aeroacrophobia - A fear of open high places
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Hey Sophie

When I was younger. I was also scared of blood test and I also kicked a doctor or rather doctors (I needed 7 adults to hold me down for my first blood test).

I am a bit wary of spiders, tho I don't think I have a phobia of them.

However, I have a phobia of many small, clustered holes. => Trypophobia

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Hey Tesla-Weapon! Can I call you TW tonight??

Wow, yea fear of failing is a big one, and like you said about your uni course, can have pretty big impacts

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Hi DD you GR star! Great to see you here tonight! What does emetophobia mean? I know about agroaphobia....

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