Monophobia: Self Help Options


Monophobia is a fear of being alone; it can be a very debilitating condition. If you suffer from monophobia there are a few treatment options available, a lot of people are able to treat it themselves. Getting over monophobia is just like getting over most fears; it is simply a matter of desensitizing yourself.

The best option for dealing with monophobia on your own is to work to desensitize yourself to being alone. This is a simple matter of making an effort to spend some time by yourself. If you have a serious case of monophobia this could be a challenge so you will want to start slowly and build up to longer periods of being alone.

When you first start to desensitize yourself to being alone you will want to do it for very short periods of time, this could be as little as a couple of minutes if you are suffering from a serious case. It will take awhile to build up to the point where you can be alone for long periods of time so you will want to go slowly. In the early days you are also going to want to make sure that you not get too far away from other people. This way if you do suffer symptoms it will not take you long to get back to a place where you are not alone. Again as you get more comfortable with being alone you will be able to go further away from others.

One other thing that you are going to want to make sure of when you first start to treat your monophobia is that you will want to stay in a place that you are comfortable in. This way you are not adding another element that may increase your fear. A lot of people who suffer from monophobia are not only afraid of being alone but are also afraid of being in unfamiliar places. Again as you build up your comfort level you will be able to start going to new places.

If you are going to try to tackle monophobia on your own it is important that you are able to deal with the panic attacks that you are likely to experience at some point when you are alone. This is best done by learning to control your breathing. There are lots of places that you can learn how to do this so it is something to make sure that you do before you put yourself in a position where you are likely to have a panic attack.

Source by Drew Graham


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