Reflections on fear, overcoming fear, and why I can’t seem to overcome it.

Hello All. I have forgotten to blog about last week’s swimming lesson. It went very well, and I eventually, though panicking, managed to swim on my back, and also learn the arm movements for swimming on my front. This week though, was, well, slightly challenging. I began the lesson, confidentally, but I paniced immediately, when they let go of me, in order to try and put me in the correct position. I always, for some reason, vocalise when anxious, and almost hyperventilate. My breathing increases, and I fight with who ever it is that is helping me, holding them tightly, in a vice like grip, sometimes growling at them, hyperventillating, teeth chattering, vocalising, moaning at them sometimes etc. I don’t know what it is, and why I struggle to overcome that first step, as it took 2 people helping me understand things this time. One moving away eventually, while the other supported me. It did though, go very well, and I managed to swim on m my back, kicking my legs, and in a slightly more balanced position. Now, I just have to overcome the fear, and constant panic I have, when learning something new, or knowing that I need to be moved in order to learn what ever it is, correctly. That’s easier said than done.

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About samantha ash

I'm 24 years old, totally blind, and suffer from Epilepsy, which is controlled. My interests include Neurology, Psychology, anything to do with the weather, and other documentaries. I am also a classical singer, though not professional. I am studying towards a degree in Neuropsychology at University of Central Lancashire. I wish eventually, to pursue a career in neurorehabilitation, or in neuropsychology, in order to help those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, Acquired Brain injuries, stroke, and other neurological conditions. I wish to help them to cope psychologically too, and help them to see the positive side to the life that they have now. As someone with a disability myself, I wish to tell those, "Do not say that you cannot do something. I do not wish to hear that. I wish to hear that you can, and you will succeed." If you enjoy what I post on here, feel free to comment, or contact me on samanthaash1993@gmail.com or feel free to like my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/alifewithoutsight Enjoy reading. :)
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2 Responses to Reflections on fear, overcoming fear, and why I can’t seem to overcome it.

  1. Jill liley says:

    Have you tried meditation Samantha? It may help. Xx

    Sent from my iPad

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