fear to the water

Malaysia
June 28, 2011 12:16am CST
My college just set up a swimming pool and I wanted to swim as well as the others. The problem is that I have fear with the water as I almost drowning in the swimming pool when I was still a kid. Well...I had tried to solve the fear but once the water reach my neck, I started panic and feel unsafe when there's nothing so me to hold. Does anyone is in the same situation? What are your recommendations in solving this problem?
3 responses
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 11
Have you tried positive thinking through creative visualisation? Basic steps are 1) Get into a relaxed atate. 2) Imagine yourself entering a shallow pool of water, and moving about without facing any problem. 3) Do it several times before actually physically doing it.
• Malaysia
30 Jun 11
Hmm...sounds good also...okay, I'll try it!
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 11
If you go to a therapist you would probably be given a similar exercise. It is commonly used for self-improvement, and to overcome phobias.
@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
28 Jun 11
I don´t think this is as easy as going to the water and saying that you will not fear it. If it´s very important for you, you must ask for help with a psychologist. If it´s not important, sunbath while the rest of your friends are at the pool. You can tell them stories and jokes, sy that the chlorine in water gives you allergy, anything if you don´t want to explain. I fear earthquakes, my country has had the worst earthquakes recorded and I can feel one when noone can feel them. I run. But I don´t mind. I´m not coward in other aspects so this is my flaw.
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
I wish to swim and play happily like the others. I want to try overcome it.
@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
28 Jun 11
Maybe a therapy will help. Or, try to stay where you can stand with your head over the water until you master your fear. Luck!!!
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
try swimming in shallow pools at first. this may take some time. You should let more than half of your body get used to being submerged underwater. Take things step by step. You may look silly, but to hell with it! What matters is how much you want to overcome this fear of water.
• Malaysia
28 Jun 11
Thanks for sharing your opinion! I will give it a try!