Updated: Oct 30
What is claustrophobia? If you don't know, there's something to be greatful for. Claustrophobia is the fear of having no escape while being in a small space or room. It's typically classified as an anxiety disorder and often results in panic attacks. The onset of claustrophobia has been attributed to many factors, including a genetic predisposition. It can be brought on by being in an elevator, especially if it's crowded to capacity. Windowless rooms and even tight-necked clothing can cause an attack. Ever had that when you got stuck getting out of a jumper? Arghhhh.
Since being hooked up to life-support, in an induced coma, being able to feel pain, but unable to tell anyone, I have suffered from this condition. In fact, I'd say, the fear of being out of control sums it up. Although now, twelve years on, I have learned how to keep this condition under my control. I've learned how to recognise the onset, how to avoid situations that bring it on and how to get through it if it happens. It can get better by learning what it is and how to live with it.
Apparently, women suffer this condition more than men. One belief is that women have personal bubbles we don't like being infiltrated. You know how that feels right? When someone with poor depth-perception or just bad manners, get's in your face? That triggers me too. I automatically take a step back.
Scientifically, it is believed that people who suffer from claustrophobia have small amygdalae. That's a section in the brain that processes fear. So, can we stretch it? Seriously?
Do you have a dose of claustrophobia that raises its head at the most inopportune moments? Watch this video to understand what it is and how it was discovered. Then watch the next video for ways to take back control.
Video: Trace Dominguez
OK, if you do suffer from this fear or any other, DON'T PANIC.
There is a quick and simple way to find help, and it's free. Watch this video below to learn about the technique I use. It's called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). My life has changed because of it. It is something so simple, I didn't believe it could work. Our bodies were created so complex, scientists are still learning how they work. But there is one thing I have learned...
Where there's a confusing question...
there's normally a simple answer.
EFT is one of them.
Click here if you want to learn a quick way to get rid of it.
Video: Craig Beck
Thanks for reading and watching my BLINK on Claustrophobia.
Please feel free to leave a comment or ask questions,
especially if you suffer like me and you need someone who understands.
I'd love to help.