Friday The 13th –

Fear, it is something  that can stop a man or woman in their tracks. Yes, fear can freeze you momentarily or it can cause a knee jerk reaction, fight or flight attitude. My Pun: Fair not? For fear itself is not fearful because the fear we have doesn’t have to be fearsome if we just use some fairly simple phobia techniques…handling it we may farewell.

Today is Friday the 13th. It is a day that strikes fear in to many. It is also a day like any other day for many others. Fear of this day is called by two specific names Friggatriskaidekaphobia, Triskaidekaphobiathat. If you have this type of phobia, then today may not be a good day for you unless you follow a few simple rules.

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What the Friggatriskaidekaphobia?! Friday the 13th AGAIN!

Number one: don’t allow this day or any other day to rule your emotions! Fear or anxiety from Friday the 13th may only be in your head, just as stepping on a crack may break your mother’s back. I’ve stepped on lots of them; my mother is fine. Breaking a mirror has not brought me bad luck. Although, I don’t remember breaking any mirrors in the last 7 years. Also, I’ve never wasted salt over my shoulder since I’d rather put it on my steak or chicken. I love me some chicken!1450 MentalHealthHumor- Friday 13 full moon werewolves -Psychological-Disorders-Cartoons-Chato-Stewart

What to fear on Friday the 13th? It could be even more SNOW…That might be a warranted fear, since this winter has dumped more snow up north then it has in the last almost 40 years, I think.

Therefore, Mental Health Humor drew a cartoon, for Friday the 13th, dedicated to everyone dealing with the huge snow piles with this winter’s snow storms. I guess Punxsutawney Phil decided winter would last another six more weeks. You can think that groundhog for all the snow! I have a few superstitions going on in today’s Mental Health Humor with the obvious black black cat crossing the path and hell freezing over with huge snow piles about to crack and cover over poor, little Ray. Right before he had to go to his mother-in-law’s to dig out her driveway. Or a curse. I don’t know if Ray would think that as a blessing or curse.

I’m just glad living here in Florida, I do not have to dig any more snow. I had my fill in Boston for over 30 years.  When i got sick the working out side in the cold for 25 year I thought it was time for a change…A Florida chance.

Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Panic Attacks

By JOHN M. GROHOL, PSY.D.

1. The Experimental Method

Do an experiment to test your belief that you’re “cracking up,” having a heart attack, or losing control.

2. Paradoxical Techniques

Exaggerate your fears instead of running away from them. If you have the fear of cracking up or having a stroke, you try your hardest to crack up or have a stroke.

3. Shame-Attacking Exercises

Purposely do something silly in public, in order to overcome your fear of appearing foolish.

4. Confront Your Fears

http://psychcentral.com/lib/overcoming-fears-phobias-and-panic-attacks