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Re: Fear of being dead *trigger* » cubic_me

Posted by Tamar on October 23, 2005, at 14:27:09

In reply to Fear of being dead *trigger*, posted by cubic_me on October 23, 2005, at 10:11:40

I’m sorry you’re experiencing this fear. It sounds very… well… frightening.

From what you said, it sounds is if you were kind of trying to scare yourself into not committing suicide, and then the fear you induced went beyond your suicidal feelings and has become a general fear of being dead. And that sounds very difficult to cope with because death is ultimately unavoidable.

I think, though, that fears about death and what your body will look like dead might well be symbolic of other things. When you talk about total loss of control, I wonder if that’s what you really fear, and your fear of death represents the most extreme aspect of it.

I also think fear of death is often about fear of being somehow overwhelmed and annihilated in life.

> Perhaps I should seriously think about going back to therapy, rather than dithering.

Well, maybe you’re not dithering. Maybe you’re looking for ways to find the emotional resources to go back to therapy. But I do think that if you’re experiencing an intense fear of death you are probably in a situation where therapy could help. Can you get therapy easily enough, or will it be a struggle?

I hope you feel better soon.





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