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Dealing With Fear Or Phobias


Author: Frank S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 12-13-2004
Views: 8,079
Word Count: 223
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 524-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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As with most phobias, (meaning fear of), we are dealing with a perceived fear of something. This situation is very real to the person who is affected by the condition. My suggestion is to use any oil or blend, that bolsters calmness, and a sense of self to the person with the phobia. A few come to mind, and I have listed them in my preference order. The location for application of each of these oils can be found in the Essential Oils Desk Refernce by looking up each in the book.

Valor - To gain emotional strength and bring the body into balance.

Acceptance - To help us accept what ever it is we feel we cannot control.

Gentle Baby - To nurture the Gentle Baby within all of us.

Peace & Calming - To bring us into a state of peace within ourselves, and to relieve stress from internal and external forces.

Release - To release that which seems to bind us and hold us back.

Trauma Life - To bring a sensation of support and calm to those suffering from traumatic experiences such as phobias and fears.

White Angelica - To protect our Aura, from external forces and entities that work to rob us of our energy, to enable us to be strong and feel protected.

I hope that this helps someone.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mental-health,emotions — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: mental-health,emotions — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
3.Associated topics: mental-health — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
4.Associated topics: mental-health — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
5.Associated topics: mental-health,emotions — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
6.Associated topics: posttraumatic-stress-disorder-(PTSD) — "[P]re-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrat[es] the power, safety, and effectiveness of natural compounds [particularly aromatherapy] for relieving stress and anxiety.... [S]imple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.... Lavender oil... has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression,and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties."Link

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