Wednesday, October 31, 2012

An Expert Tip on Overcoming Fears

Do you have a phobia? Here's a smart, expert tip on how to overcome your fears. I'm trying it!


If you have a debilitating phobia, you might try this smart tip from SELF: "If something frightens you, try talking about it unemotionally, as if you were describing an ordinary photo. 'The plane is taking off. The girl's seat belt is fastened. She's holding a book.' In a study from Columbia University, when people were asked to view frightening images, then talk about the pictures as detached observers (as if they were narrating a story), activity in the amygdala—a brain region where you register fear—quieted, while areas linked to self-control sparked up."

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