How to Overcome Fears and Phobias with These 10 Science-Backed Strategies

Everyone is afraid of something, but it can be particularly difficult to overcome irrational fears and phobias. Fear is a natural response that protects us from danger as well as other threatening circumstances we can encounter in our lives. However, sometimes this natural reaction goes a bit crazy and this…

7 Hidden Causes of Fear That Could Explain Why You Avoid Some Things in Life

We, as humans, are afraid of many things, sometimes developing severe phobias. So, what are the hidden causes of our fear? What are the reasons for these reactions? When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the forest surrounding my house, but only at night. During the day,…

New Phobia Treatment Revealed by a Study Could Make It Easier to Beat Your Fears

Having suffered from a phobia for most of my life, I’m always on the lookout for a new phobia treatment. The problem is, most treatments take time and prolonged exposure to the subject of the phobia. As a consequence, it’s much easier to walk away from this kind of treatment…

Jung’s Collective Unconscious and How It Explains Phobias and Irrational Fears

Ever wondered how your collective unconscious can affect your everyday behaviour? Are you afraid of snakes but never actually seen one? You’re not alone. In fact, it seems the inner psyche has been the topic of study for many scientists - but one, in particular, stands out to this day.…

What Is Psychological Deflection and How It Might Be Blocking Your Growth

Psychological deflection is often considered a narcissistic abuse tactic. However, you might be using it too without even knowing. Deflection, by definition, is a method of changing the course of an object, an emotion, or thought from its original source. Psychological deflection is seen as a narcissistic abuse tactic used…