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How to get rid of fear of blood?

Imagine this: nausea, cramping, faintness, rapid heartbeat, clammy palms, increasing levels of anxiety and panic. That’s how people with hemophobia, or a phobia of blood, feel when they see or even think about blood. It’s a phobia that’s associated with something that most people are queasy around, but it’s more than just discomfort – it’s […]

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Bedwetting

For many children across the world, wetting the bed is a common childhood experience that, although unpleasant and upsetting to both parents and children, is sort of a rite of passage that many children go through at some point. For some children, it’s the result of bad dreams, fear of separation from parents, anxiety about […]

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Fear of Sports

For children, and some adults, a fear of sports might be linked to several other root causes including a fear of failure, a fear of losing, or fear of getting hurt. All of these fears and insecurities might contribute, or even combine, into a fear or phobia of sports. A fear of participating in sports […]

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Does your child suffer from exam anxiety?

When it comes to taking tests and wrapping up the school year, some students breeze through it without a worry. However, some students might find it anxiety-inducing, frightening, or stressful. If your child feels the latter, they might need some help handling and managing their feelings around test taking. Some anxiety around test taking is […]

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How to get rid of your fear of travelling this summer

Travelling abroad, no matter where you visit has become even more popular and sought after than ever before. Ironically, it is now double, if not triple the price it once was when our parents travelled, and yet seeing the world has become a popular phenomenon with travel agents, student travel guides and companies armed with […]

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Why do we crave the fear of Halloween?

Halloween, or ‘the festival of the dead’, has a natural unpleasant fear and phobia associated with the festival known as samhainophobia. A mouthful we know -but it originates from ‘samhuin’ which means summer’s end. The festival itself was celebrated by the Celts, as a way of celebrating a transition from summer to winter. Samhainophibia, a […]

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5 ways to overcome your fear of public speaking

A fear of public speaking is considered one of the most common phobias to affect many people on a day-to-day basis, whether it be speaking on the phone in front of another person, presenting your PowerPoint at work or at school, or giving a speech at a private event. Public speaking is somewhat a way […]

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Time to take action against arachnophobia

There is an app for everything, no matter your qualm, desire, or need and living in the 21st century. Whether it be an iPhone or Android, each app store has the power to source whatever it is you need. Thanks to the power of the internet, and virtual reality, you can now use an iPhone […]

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Horror film ‘It’ causes people to develop a fear of clowns

We used to see clowns as funny entertainers who wore a big red nose, painted their faces white and wore an enormous polka-dot tie, larger-than-life shoes and fuzzy red hair. But thanks to Stephen King’s ‘It’ horror film that was released in the last week, a fear of clowns, known as coulrophobia has become somewhat […]

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Famous celebrities with unusual phobias

The likes of Johnny Depp and Madonna are not the only famous celebrities who claim to have real-life phobias, that can be a disruption to every day life. They are far from the only names in Hollywood that suffer from an irrational fear. Their fears are not irregular and like anyone else, experience the same […]

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