Fear of darkness can arise in childhood.
People who are prone to this phobia are afraid of the unknown and of what might be hiding in the mist.
However, you can work with this fear.
You will need
- - flashlight-
- - lighter-
- - candle-
- - paper-
- - a pencil-
- - blindfold.
Think about how you could form fearOf darkness. Perhaps in childhood you were punished by being locked in a dark room, or frightened by the dark. Understanding where your fear comes from will help you cope with it.
Use auto-training in fighting your fear. Imagine that darkness does not pose a danger to you. Think about the fact that the haze for you is not dangerous. Remember how objects and places look in the daylight and focus on the fact that their essence does not change with the onset of darkness.
Be invigorated. If you need to go through a dark section of a road or a building, remember an anecdote, go a song, to yourself or out loud, read poetry. When there is no strength to be brave, try to seem brave. Sometimes bravado helps to lift the spirit.
Try to get used to the dark. Walk with your eyes closed during the day. After several such training, you will cease to feel defenseless in front of the dark. Over time, you will become more comfortable without light.
Carry a flashlight. It will help dispel the haze and weaken your fear. If there is no flashlight, use light from the flame of the lighter or the backlight in the mobile phone.
Try to get rid of your fear with visualization. Draw monsters that can lurk in the dark, in a caricature style. Put out the monsters in a funny light, and then tear the picture.
Try to meet your fear face to face more often to get rid of phobia. Gradually muffle the light, sit with a single lighted candle with the light off.
Get used to the dark. Do not sleep with the included nightlight or TV. Tightly pull the blinds or put on a blindfold on your eyes, extinguish any light sources. Otherwise it will be difficult for you to overcome your fear of darkness.