Use of Humor to Fight Back the Fear of Balloons
Globophobia is the fear of balloons, it falls in the DSM-5 diagnostic under Specific Phobia (also known as simple phobias). More Information about Anxiety Disorders
As a cartoonist, tend to draw out a lot of feelings. This has always served me well drawing the Mental Health Humor cartoons. I can’t honestly say every cartoon is gut-busting funny. Many of the cartoons are bits and pieces of me…some more than others.
Every Mental Health Humor cartoon about the Fear Of Balloons links directly to my turbulent childhood. And while this is a bit of a strange fear, I guess you could say, drawing about the fear of balloons deflates fear out of balloons.
One of the best things I did (and still do) is to think of how people try to get over their fear of spiders. I just apply the tools to my needs. For example, here is a list I adapted from the fear of spiders, you may want to try.
- 1. Look at
- 2. Watch videos of
- 3. Hold a toy
- 4. Visit a
spider exhibitparty store at the zoomall
- 5. Go outside and look for
CaptureBuy a spiderballoon and watch/pop it 7. Visit a friend with a pet spider 8. Look at the spider with the top off (if safe of course) 9. Watch the friend feed the spider 10. Watch the friend handle the spider
Ok, 7 to 10 don’t apply.