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How Can I Get Over My Fear Of Driving A Car
Hypnosis??: As I have personally treated patients with such fears with success, i would recommend that you consider hypnosis. There are many approaches to your problem using the tool of hypnosis such as desensitization. Another approach would be to use hypnosis to find the basis for your fear, if you don't already kinow that. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
There are ways: Have you ever obtained a driver's license before? In you don't have problem getting into a car you may start to practice with someone you trust in a quiet neighborhood after rush hour. If you can't even sit on the driver's seat, you would need systematic desensitization first before you can actually drive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: If you have little experience driving or lack driving skills - then attending driving school or practicing on back roads with a friend may help to build your confidence as well as your driving skills. If you have fears that others would consider unwarranted (such as a phobia) this would warrant obtaining psychological health. I have a patient w obsessive compulsive disorder who drives fine but >. ...Read more
I continue to have extreme fear of driving i think i'm traumatized from a car accident when i was 9. How can psychologist help me? Is hypnosis good?
Several ways: Hypnosis may help, but there are plenty of other methods available too. A good cognitive behavioral therapist can teach you ways to manage your anxiety and reduce fear associated with driving. It will be important for you to have a thorough evaluation to determine the best approach to manage your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Fear : Imagery works fairly well. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in wheelchair until you start getting tense, and here you open your eyes & reassure yourself you are ok & no wheelchair is around. With drowning fear, same idea, except replace wheelchair with being in water swimming. ...Read more
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