Climacophobia Explained: What is the Fear of Climbing?

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It was completely unplanned—getting stuck on the top floor of my employer’s 25th story building when the elevator broke. While all of the other employees were happy to descend the flights of stairs, I simply couldn’t walk down nor could I climb into the fire-department’s emergency ladder bucket to be lowered to the parking lot … Read more

Fear VS Anxiety: 5 Important Differences

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Confusing fear with anxiety is a rather easy thing to do, and mental health experts have a clearer understanding as to why. There are similarities between the two. For instance, both fear and anxiety are processed in an area of the brain called the amygdala.  The amygdala is responsible for regulating our fight (cope with) … Read more

Athazagoraphobia Explained: What is the Fear of Being Forgotten?

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Have you ever had a fear of being forgotten and would like help to understand this problem better? Or maybe you fear you’ll forget something, or even someone. Whether you’d like to educate yourself to help a loved one, or need the knowledge for yourself, you can gain clarity on the matter by committing to … Read more

Xylophobia Explained: What is the Fear of Wooded Areas?

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Have you ever asked somebody what they are afraid of and their answer was, “nothing”? That’s doubtful. In fact, I’d wager to say every single person on the planet fears something… and these fears may change as life does.  For instance, I used to be afraid of clowns. Now that I’m a mom of young … Read more

17 Steps to Overcome Your Fear of Confrontation

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The fear of confrontation is one of the most common fears among people. Whether it’s fear of being yelled at, a fear of someone not understanding or disagreeing with your point of view, or you simply don’t want to be the “bad guy”… there are many reasons people have this fear. While having the courage … Read more

4 Steps to Overcome the Freeze Response

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Think about the last time you were in a difficult situation, the kind of situation that requires prompt action. Something like a tough decision you couldn’t postpone, a heated argument with someone, a sudden and unexpected change, or even a life-and-death event where you had to act fast. It’s difficult to determine how one would … Read more

6 Authentic Ways to Deal with Social Anxiety in ANY Situation

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​For those of you who experience social anxiety, you know firsthand the isolation that follows. Being uncomfortable at social events, parties, and other gatherings, can affect your friendships or intimate relationships. And relationships, both platonic and romantic, are one of the pillars of happiness. In fact, research has shown that positive relationships could be the … Read more