Re: storm phobias and fears
Wow, this is exactly me, and has been since i was a small child. My mother was extremely afraid of the weather, used to hide me in the closet, basement, car, garage, when storms and bad weather threatned. Now as an adult, 24...i am EXTREMELY afraid of bad weather, especially thunderstorms..the summer and spring bring plenty of them, I watch the weather channel constantly..i think this is where my panic started. I used to hold the Bible and pray and read verses while it stormed, im starting to get a LITTLE better, but not much. I hide , and i cry my eyes out and panic extremley when it storms...i think i know more about weather now than the meteorolgists! Im also afraid of snow storms, but the being stuck without being able to get to the hospital in case im gonna die, its a little different than the Thunderstorms. Before my panic attacks got really bad and i could stay alone, i would NOT stay by myself if bad weather threatned, i plan out where i would go to stay if it was going to storm, or if it was forecasted to storm. I remember one time i was about 17 and was home alone and a storm came, i went into bit of a "shock" was hiding in the corner , my mom came rushing home knowing that i would be a mess...
any one else like this?? any tips?