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Unread 03-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hi, i am 15 years old and I am still scared of loud noises like thundering, fireworks n stuff. This is seriously so embarrassing. I even secretly burst into tears because of continuous loud noise. My parents think a psychotherapy is just a wastage of money. Can I get any ideas about self-help or something. Please help!
PS It isn't that i have not tried to convince myself that noise can do me no harm
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Unread 03-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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Same here, especially if these are not anticiapated
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I used to be afraid of that too, and in some cases I still am. Now, I cannot stand loud voices, or arguments, etc.

This all stems from my childhood, when my parents would have HORRIBLE fights, with both screaming and physical type fights. I would put my head under the pillow to try to drown out the noise, but it never worked and it scared me to death. I don't know WHAT I was afraid of -- perhaps that they'd break up or that someone would get killed -- I just can't remember exactly what I was afraid of.

But now, I cannot tolerate loud voices, and if I'm around it I have to remove myself.

As far as storms go, I just tell myself that it's just Nature. Thunder CANNOT hurt you -- it's just a sound. And sounds can't hurt you.

Wishing you the very best. God bless. Hugs, Lee
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You may have Sensory Defensive Disorder. There is a good book on this topic: "Too Loud, too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight" by Sharon Heller.


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Hi, i am 15 years old and I am still scared of loud noises like thundering, fireworks n stuff. This is seriously so embarrassing. I even secretly burst into tears because of continuous loud noise. My parents think a psychotherapy is just a wastage of money. Can I get any ideas about self-help or something. Please help!
PS It isn't that i have not tried to convince myself that noise can do me no harm
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