Why Am I Afraid?

Hello everyone. I am afraid of dying. I stress so much about the eventual coming of my death to the point sometimes it is the only thing on my mind. With this fear of dying, I no longer ride airplanes, do anything related to heights, and feel uncomfortable in many situations where I feel at risk even when I should not be. I don not know what to do to ease this fear because I know that in the future I will die and that just enflames my fear. Any thoughts on what I can do?

inthewerks inthewerks
31-35, M
2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

Hi, I am exactly the same. Im too scared to learn to drive, I have severe panic attacks on airplanes and cant even go on fairground rides with my friends because Im just too petrified that something will go wrong.<br />
I have yet to find a cure for this, but several people have recommended hypnotherapy to me. I am seriously considering this, am going to visit my GP tomorrow to discuss the possibility. I will keep you informed on how it goes.<br />

I try to think of all the people I know who fly and do dangerous things every single day and they're still around!