Friday, May 10, 2013

Me & Astraphobia


Hey there , so today i'll tell you about one type of phobias which is Astraphobia . Astraphobia, also known as astrapophobiabrontophobiakeraunophobia, or tonitrophobia, is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning, a type of specific phobia. It is a treatable phobia that both humans and animals can develop. The term astraphobia derives from the Greek words ἀστραπή (astrape; lightning) and φόβος (phobos; fear). (sumber Wikipedia)

Why am i telling you this , sebab im having this kind of phobia , tapi tak teruk sangat rasanya. Macam ni cerita dia , that day when im on my wat to the library masa tu hujan lebat sangat beserta guruh dan kilat yg amat dasyat. suddenly , a lightning strikes near us (cause i could see the light) .after that, my body trembled and my heartbeat became unstable . Tapi kan yang pelik nya, i realized that i'm afraid of lightning and thunder sejak beberapa tahun yang lepas . normally, orang yang ada phobia ni dapat since they're still children ,but not me. Yang merisaukan ialah semasa aku tengah drive, ada one situation tu , was raining heavily lightning thunder and all , the lightning strikes in front of my eyes and automatically i shut my eyes for about a minute (still driving) and didnt care at all what's gonna happen to me sepanjang i closed my eyes tu .Alhamdulillah masa tu dekat highway so jalan straight takde kona kona. sampai macamtu sekali .

so i did some researches about it and this is what they said about the treatment for this type of phobia .

The most widely used and possibly the most effective treatment for astraphobia is exposure to thunderstorms and eventually building an immunity. This method only works on young children. Once the child with Astraphobia has reached over the age of 18,(well i'm nineteen already) the only possible treatment is to cope: not to cureCognitive behavioral therapy is also often used to treat astraphobia. The patient will in many cases be instructed to repeat phrases to himself or herself in order to become calm during a storm. Heavy breathing exercises can reinforce this effort.

So that's it for today. I've told you mine , so how about yours ?

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