People with phobias sometimes feel a bit embarrassed about their fear, and if they are with other people when the phobic response is occurring, they may try to hide it from them.

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The symptoms of anxiety and stress are driven by the same chemical reaction (adrenalin/cortisol release).

Stress is a normal response to a perceived threat and anxiety is largely caused by worry.

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A healthy reverence of heights is not a bad thing and being cautious around heights is a natural instinct for us humans that has proven very useful for our survival

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Fear of birds or ornithophobia as it is sometimes called, is extremely common – there are hundreds of thousands of people who experience fear and anxiety about those feathered creatures –

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Fear of vomiting or emetophobia as it is sometimes called, can take two forms. It can either involves a fear of being sick yourself and/or a fear of other people being sick and often the two coincide.

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As humans, we have developed incredibly amazing imaginations that we use to tell ourselves how things could have been different in the past, or how they could be different in the future.

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The Obesity Epidemic – whilst discussion about (and media attention on) this topic seems to have it constantly in the front of our mind, the problem of obesity is getting bigger as time passes.

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It sounds ridiculous, but I wait until everyone is either asleep or out and then I go to the kitchen and I just eat. 

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For change to occur within us, self-acceptance is considered the prerequisite. It can be achieved by stopping criticizing and beating ourselves up. That is, tolerating and accepting of our imperfections.

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Distinguishing Harmless Fears from Phobias. Not all fears are harmful, in fact, many are even useful.

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