TYBI E7: Scare the F(ear) Out of You: Can scary movies help you heal from trauma?


TYBI E7: Scare the F(ear) Out of You: Can scary movies help you heal from trauma?


Can watching scary movies help you face your fears and could it lessen the effects of Post Traumatic Stress?

If you're a survivor living with unconscious fear all the time, being easily triggered, and feeling the unwanted and debilitating physical symptoms without warning, and on top of that you are constantly worried that you are going to have a panic attack, of course the idea of being scared on purpose just sounds stupid right?

Well that's what I wanted to find out. I wanted to know if we can experience fear without feeling afraid? So I did some research and a little (failed) experiment to find out.

If you are wondering about Lttle Baby Albert- Here's some info on that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Albert_experiment

Here is some more info on the Dr Ossama Khalafs experiment:

https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.aas9875

Here is some more info on scary movies and antiety:

https://www.psycom.net/scary-movies-anxiety

If you want to know which of the 6 human needs you favor here's a little test you can take:

http://6-human-needs.sfwalker.com/results/?id=40770