get back on the horse that throwed you

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harry4
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   Posted 5/11/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
in the old days whan lots of people rode horses to get around, there was of course the risk of the horse bucking the rider off, with the shock and painful fall
 
It was accepted that the rider had to get back on a horse and ride it as soon as possible, to avoid a phobia of horses developing
 
so what is a phobia, its simply a fear that is much stronger than it should be that stays in your memory, it can cause a panic attack. just the thought of having to look at a horse may cause a panic attack if the old advice wasnt followed
 
a modern equivalent is a severe panic attack on a supermarket check out line or queue, its OK to leave but you must revisit that or some other supermarket very soon after and buy something to avoid a supermarket phobia
valium of course makes this easier
 
if this isnt done, then just walking into any supermarket , or thinking of one may cause a panic attack
 
during wartime, lots of people have to be trained to fly planes, it was well known that a crash would frighten and un nerve all other student pilots, so it was often a rule that every one of them had to fly on the day of the crash to avoid the risk of a flying phobia developing
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   Posted 5/11/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I KNOW my fear of falling from heights came from falling off the playground equipment when I was four years old (face first). Oh and back when I was that age, they didn't have these nice little rubber grounds either... PURE CONCRETE. Broken nose, two black eyes, and a busted lip later... I say "NO" to heights. Oh well, I do know that it could have been a heck of a lot worse.
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   Posted 5/11/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree you have to face fears some a litle harder than others BUT get back " on that there horse"

Des you must have been hurt dang
Hope your not still playing on the equipment lol
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   Posted 5/11/2007 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have a fear of heights which is more a fear of falling from heights...recently I got into rock climbing at an indoor rock gym...so instead of climbing the walls thinking about heights im literally climbing the walls facing the fears and so on...I am still fearful but I am not letting it rule me...
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   Posted 5/11/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Lyn, no not playing on the equipment anymore. I didn't even like my son playing on it as a small child. I am so over protective when it comes to that sort of stuff which I know is bad. I think I have put a lot of fears into my son which is not good. He wasn't the normal "dare devil" kid that most boys are.
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