Panic Attacks and The ‘Suffocation Alarm System.’

0 Comments

I have already written extensively about the connection between the experience of childhood trauma and the consequential development of anxiety disorders later in life. One type of anxiety disorder that can be particularly incapacitating is called PANIC DISORDER. Panic disorder gives rise to both psychological and physical symptoms. Psychological symptoms include fear, terror and, very …

Hadephobia – The Irrational Fear of Hell Usually Stems From Childhood.

0 Comments

  HADEPHOBIA, also known as stygiophobia, is the intense, chronic, irrational fear of ‘hell’ and that one may be ‘sent there.’ It is serious enough to disrupt day to day functioning and significantly reduce the quality of life. Typically, the person suffering from this will have a pervasive dread of ‘suffering eternal torture in hell’, …

Childhood Trauma and ‘Body Memories’.

0 Comments

What Are Body Memories? When we experience severe trauma our bodies respond accordingly. For example, the body’s production of ADRENALIN significantly increases, as does its production of CORTISOL (both of these are STRESS HORMONES). In turn, this leads to bodily responses and sensations which include: – increased heart rate – increased sweating – hyperventilation (rapid …