8 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel horror

  1. What is the worst that could happen if I don’t feel fear now?
  2. What is scaring me? How does it scare me?
  3. Is it an external stimulus or is my mind creating the fear?
  4. Is anything in my life scaring me at the moment?
  5. Do I feel like my body is being seen as sexual or objectified and I want to cover up?
  6. Do I feel judged or shamed by other people?
  7. Am I trying to please others by being "perfect" and so that they will like me?
  8. Am I feeling hypervigilant around other people and am scared they will judge me and that makes me feel more vulnerable?

8 tips on how to deal with horror

  1. Visualize yourself coping well with and recovering from the bad event. The more you do this, the more it will help.
  2. Share your feelings with others as you see fit, write about how you feel or create art that expresses what you are feeling to let the emotions come out slowly. This step is important because it helps you feel better and calms the body by releasing endorphins, which are hormones that help us feel good.
  3. Reduce stress in your life.
  4. Put in place safety strategies to protect yourself as you manage the tragedy.
  5. Identify and find ways to reduce your fear of the event. Change the way you think about it.
  6. Get professional help if needed.
  7. Find a distraction or something that calms you.
  8. Carry a «good luck» token or wear a lucky charm.

How horror affects you

As humans, we are often driven by our emotions, and sometimes, these emotions are ones that cause us to be scared. When we feel scared, we immediately experience fear in the form of adrenaline. This feeling is often accompanied by an intense sense of regret and discomfort. Our heart rate increases and our pupils dilate to allow more light into our eyes so that we can see better in the dark. When a person feels horror, they experience fear in the form of adrenaline.