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Vergleich: Comparison: Agar. Bol-la. Bov. Sec. Ust. Psil. Monil. Stict. in Anxiety + Confusion of mind + Delusions

Gemütsverfassungen.

Alternative zu Psychopharmaka..   

Paranoia.

Serotonin.

Siehe: Angst Anhang (Lia Bello) + Anhang 2 (Jabulile Cesancia Ngobese) + Flucht

 

"Angst ist ein soziales Phänomen, man steigert sich da wechselseitig hinein",

Historiker Joachim Radkau von der Universität Bielefeld.

Fear makes fools of two kinds of men: the one who is afraid of nothing, and the other who is afraid of everything.

[McKenzie]

Angst warnt vor Gefahr und ermöglicht schnelle Reaktionen. Streng genommen wird zwischen Angst und Furcht unterschieden: Furcht bezieht sich auf einen bestimmten Gegenstand, Angst nicht.

Angststörungen liegen vor, wenn jemand die Gefährlichkeit einer Situation überschätzt. Man unterscheidet Phobien, die Panikstörung und die generalisierte Angststörung.

Risiko ist die statistische Wahrscheinlichkeit dafür, dass etwas Negatives passiert. Man muss zwischen absolutem und relativem Risiko unterscheiden: Wenn ein Medikament die Sterblichkeit von

2 auf 1 von 10000 senkt, nimmt das absolute Risiko um 0,01% ab und das relative Risiko um 50%.

Anxiolytische Medikamente lösen Angst- und Spannungszustände. Sie wirken gegen negative Emotionen, beruhigen aber auch und machen müde. Deswegen werden sie oft als Schlafmittel ein- gesetzt, vor allem, wenn die Betroffenen wegen ihrer Ängste nicht schlafen können. Bekanntester Substanz ist Diazepam (= Valium).

 

Anxiety: is an unpleasant emotional state that has less than a clear source. It is often accompanied by physiological and behavioural changes similar to those caused by fear, or a response to stress, such as the break up of an important relationship or exposure to a life threatening disaster (Berkow, 1997: 395).

Fear vs Phobia

Human beings display a vast number of emotions. Happiness, sadness, excitement, fear are some of the many such emotions conveyed by human beings at different times according to different situations. Human beings are also subjected to many psychological conditions and phobias are one amongst many such psychological conditions diagnosed by psychologists around the globe. However, due to the similarities displayed between the two it is often seen that these two words are sometimes used interchangeably. Therefore, in order to use these two words in the appropriate contexts, one must know the differences between them first.

What is Fear?

Induced by threat, fear is an emotion experienced by living beings that affects the brain functions and which in turn causes a change in behaviour. Fear occurs in response to certain stimulus occurring in the present or in the future, perceived as a risk to life, health, security, power or anything valuable. Fear induces various reactions in human beings such as running away, freezing, hiding etc.

They arise from the perception of danger leading to either avoiding the threat known as flight response or confrontation of the cause of fear. In extreme cases, this can lead to paralysis or freeze response, as well. Fear is a natural emotion driven by the process of learning and cognition. Fear can be judged as rational and appropriate as well as irrational and inappropriate.

What is Phobia?

A phobia can be categorized as a type of anxiety disorder where the sufferer shows a persistent and irrational fear of an object or a situation, going to great lengths to avoid it, typically disproportionate to the actual danger posed by it. If the situation cannot be avoided entirely, it has been noted that he or she will endure the situation with great distress that significantly interferes with occupational or social activities.

The term phobia is usually discussed in terms of social phobias, specific phobias and Agoraphobia. Social phobias include discomfort in crowded areas or persistent fear of public speaking whereas specific phobias include arachnophobia which is the fear of spiders or acrophobia, fear of heights. Agoraphobia is the fear of leaving a familiar area such as home and the panic attacks that may be triggered by this act.

However, phobias such as xenophobia transcend and overlap many such categories.

What is the difference between Phobia and Fear?

Fear and phobia are two interrelated words that often go hand in hand. However, the differences between these two words prevent them from being used as synonyms for one another.

• Fear is a normal human emotion triggered by threatening conditions. A phobia is an anxiety disorder.

• A phobia is an irrational fear where the reaction of the sufferer in avoiding the said cause is grossly disproportionate to the actual threat posed by the object or the situation. Fear is a rationalized and

justified emotion that comes in response to a threatening situation.

• The reaction caused by fear can be managed. The reactions triggered by phobias are usually extreme and cannot be controlled.

• A phobia can be treated medically. Fear cannot be and should not be treated medically.

Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state. It is often accompanied by physiological changes and behaviour similar to that caused by fear.

As anxiety increases, performance efficiency increases proportionately, but only to an optimal level. Further increases in anxiety result in a decrease in performance efficiency (Beers and Berkow, 1999: 1512).

 

Anxiolytic

Reduces anxiety and exerts a calming effect with little or no effect on motor or mental functions. Used in acute anxiety sates for its sedative and minor

tranquilising capabilities (Shargel, Mutnick, Souney, Swanson and Block, 1997:276).

 

[Ludwig Gedah]

I have used Gelsemium on several occasions to manage acute dental anxiety. Other very effective anxiety remedies:

    Acon.: heart palpitations, sudden panic, dry mouth, dilated pupils, the sensation of sudden shock, the “white knuckle” syndrome patient. The anxiety is very shortlasting and of very quick onset.

    Ars,: chronic anxiety. It is indicated in very chilly and fastidious people who have profound anxieties about their health and may experience burning pains that are better with heat.

    Arg-n.: excited, hurried, hyperactive and talkative.

    Coff.: overenthusiastic, sleepless (mind: full of thoughts), excessively sensitive to pain and to noise, even music.

    Ign.: may display hysterical behaviour, twitching of the muscles of the face and lips, hypersensitive to smells (cigarette smoke/coffee), and sometimes “As if a lump in the throat (globus hystericus).

Specially useful in the “have never been well since” cases of emotional trauma.

 

Sanguinaria Comp. (Sang ex radice + Quartz cum ferro sulfurico D3/wa/ Prüfungsangst/stage fright can be eased and the rush of the blood to the head, the increased heart rate, anxiety and disorientation can be calmed).

Kalium aceticum cum Stibio

 

Die Niere. bezeichnet man als "Angstorgan". 

Angst vor dem Tode: Acon. Alum. ARS. Carc. Cocc. Cupr-met. LAT-M. Plb-met. Puls. Rhus-t. TARENT. Tarent-c. Verat.

 

Lach.: Am Tag, mehr noch bei Nacht Angstanfälle.

Ars.: Existenzangst

Aur-met.: Angst durch Druck (physisch and psychisch)

Thuja: Angst aus großer Höhe zu fallen, sykotische Konstitution, < Kälte;

Aur-m.: Angst aus großer Höhe zu fallen, Folge von Kränkung, von enttäuschter Liebe, sykotische Konstitution.

Hyos.: Angst aus großer Höhe zu fallen, Folge von enttäuschter Liebe, < Kälte; > Wärme.

 

[Max Amann]

Angstkomplex:

Aqua marina dil D6

Artemisia dil D3

Ballota nigra dil D3

Causticum dil D12

Cobaltum dil D12

Diazepamum dil D30

Digitoxinum dil D12

Inula helenium dil D3

Marrubium vulgare dil D3

Strychninum phosphoricum dil D30

Zu gleichen Teilen mischen

Ergänzung: gelegentliche Gaben von Diazepamum D200 +/o. Dormicum D200

 

[Tatjana Popowa und anderen]

ANGST nachts, Kind will ins Bett der Eltern

Auch Eltern haben Rechte, z.B. auf möglichst ungestörte Nachtruhe. Gelegentlich kommt es vor, dass ein Kind Schwierigkeiten hat, allein in seinem eigenen Zimmer zu schlafen (ohne akut krank

zu sein) - sei es aus Angst, sei es in belastenden Situationen, welche zu Alpträumen führen, oder auch in regressiven Phasen. Dann tun die Eltern gut daran, dem Kind eine bestimmte Nähe zu ermöglichen, z.B., indem sie an die Seite ihres eigenen Bettes eine kleine Matratze incl. Wolldecke deponieren, sodass das Kind, wenn es nachts aufwacht und die Nähe der Eltern wünscht, ins elterliche Schlafzimmer kommen kann und auf erwähnter, nicht notwendigerweise sehr bequemen Matratze in buchstäblicher Reichweite der Eltern liegen kann.

--------- in/vor neuen Situationen vor (Anticipation, Schulanfang)

Acon.: Panikattacken, Todesangst, Schockfolgen

Face of Aconite expresses FEAR, more or less intangible. The known, the definite, has no terror for Aconite.

Arg-met.: Platzangst

Arg-n. Angst vor neuen Situationen mit Durchfall - Regression zum Baby

kann schon Tage vorher nicht lernen und kommt wegen Durchfalls nicht mehr von der Toilette weg. Dos.: D 12, immer wenn Angst kommt, wiederholen

            Angst vor Menschenmengen, Prüfungsangst

Arn. fear when alone

Ars.: Angst vor Ansteckung; nimmt die Angst im Sterbeprozess

Bar-c. Angst vor neuen Situationen und unbekannten Menschen, sich verstecken

            Angst, weil die anderen Kinder größer und stärker sind

Bell: fear of dogs

Bry. fear of poverty

Calc. Angst wegen langsamer Anpassung

            Angst, dass die Kräfte versagen, die anderen es merken und ihn hänseln

Im Allgemeinen ängstlich

Calc-p. Angst, dass er nicht folgen kann o. sonst wie überfordert wird

Calc-s. Angst vor unbekannter Umgebung

Cann-i. Angst, er könnte ertrinken

Gels.  Weiche Knie, kurz vor der Arbeit feuchte Hände, zittrig

Lach.: Angst vor Vergiftung

Lyc. Angst sich zu blamieren, Kind will seinen Status nicht verlieren

MED. Angst vor großen Wassermassen, wie Meer o. großem See, Angst wird mit zunehmende Alter immer stärker.

Nat-c. Angst mit Verschlossenheit

Phos. Angst mit Aufregung, Befürchtung, ob sie dem Lehrer wohl gefällt

Angst vor Gewitter

Stroph-h. vor Reden, Referaten oder Theateraufführung. D 12, 1 Gabe kurz vor der "Stunde der Wahrheit" vor Wasser, Hydrophobie

Stram. Angst vor fließendem Wasser o. wenn Wasser. über den Kopf gegossen wird (Lyss?)

Tub. ähnlich Phos. Sorge um das "gut ankommen bei anderen" in der Schule (vor Klassenarbeit etc.)

 

[Olaf Rippe]

Korallen, als Amulett oder in einer homöopathischen Zubereitung (D2 bis D30), Angstzustände (Calc.). Beide Arzneien kann man optimal miteinander kombinieren.

 

Miasmen:

 

Ange-a.: = Erzengelwurz/= Archangelique/= Garden-angelica/= Theriakwurz/= Angstwurz

 

[M.L. Tyler]

Remedy: Acon. Sec. Arn. Raph. Sep. Hyos. Bell. Op. Absin. Lac-c. Lyss. Manc. Arg-n. Calc. Cann-i. Dig. Chel. Merc. Thuj. Valer. Cic. Kali-c. Nat-m. Nat-c. Ruta. Rob

Abs.:

Fear of assassination.

Terrifying hallucinations: persons pursuing him: all kinds of animals (rats/cats of all colors/grotesque); pursued by soldiers, imaginary enemies, naked women.

Acon.:

 Fear is depicted on his countenance“. (Op.)/of death: "no use, I am going to die“/of ghosts (Ars. Manc. Phos. Puls. etc.): of the dark/death with great

loquacity, or great anxiety in the region of the heart. (Rhus-t.)/lest he might stagger and fall/to go out alone after dark.

 "Intense fear: awful anxiety, and great restlessness“. Not only fear, but ailments from fear: remote effects of fright

 (Op.) (jaundice).

 Extreme fearfulness.

 Dread of some accident happening.

 Anxious DREAMS with anxiety in chest.

 Frightful dreams.

A panic attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear (death) may indicate this remedy. A state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations, shortness of breath, and flushing of the face. Sometimes a shaking experience will be the underlying cause. Strong feelings of anxiety may also occur when a person is just beginning to come down with a flu or cold.

Anac.:

 Fearfulness. Cowardice.

 Fear of paralysis. Despair of getting well.

 When walking, anxious as if pursued: suspected everything around him.

 Fear of death-close at hand. (Acon.).

 Every trifle might lead to great misfortune.

 Characteristic, Warring wills-to evil and to good.

 "Devil and angel sensation“.

 DREAMS vivid: recur during day as if real; as if they had really happened.

 Of smelling burning spunk or sulphur: of fire: of dead bodies.

Arg-n.:

 Apprehension of some serious disease/Apprehension; when ready to go to church or opera, diarrhoea sets in. (Gels. Compare Puls.).

 Fear, or thinking brings on diarrhea/Fears to be alone, as he thinks he will die.

 Fear in passing a certain corner or building that he will drop down and create as sensation: is relieved by going in another direction.

 Tormented with anxiety: faint with anxiety, when walking, which makes him walk faster.

 Nervous when walking: will have a fit, or die suddenly.

 Dizzy/staggers at sight of high houses: seems as if the houses both sides of the road would approach and crush him. Wakes his wife or child to have someone to talk to.

 "Lost beyond hope for this world".

 Horrible DREAMS: sees departed friends, ghosts ; dreams of putrid water: of serpents, which full him with horror. (Lac-c.).

            Anxiety develops before a big event (exam/important interview/public appearance/social engagement). Dizziness and diarrhea may also be experienced. Often

            enthusiastic and suggestible, with a tendency toward peculiar thoughts and impulses. Craves sweets and salt (usually <).

Arn.:

 Hypochondriac anxiety.

 Violent attacks of anxiety.

 Apprehension of future evils.

 Horror of instant death. (Plat.).

 DREAMS that she is overwhelmed with reproaches. Can hardly realize it has been a dream.

 Fearful dreams of large black dogs and cats.

 Of men being flayed: about frightful objects: of lightning having struck: of graves.

 Typically Arn. feels bruised and sore.

Aur-met.:

 Apprehensiveness: full of fear: a mere noise at the door makes him anxious.

 Fearfulness: a longing for death.

 Dread of men (Lyc. etc.): anxiety and dread.

 Characteristically, Aur. is suicidal.

 Feels he is not fit for this world: thought of death gives him intense joy.

 That he can never succeed.

 That he is irretrievably lost.

 DREAMED a great deal of death.

 Dreaming of the dead and corpses (Thuja, Elaps. etc.)

 Anxious dreams, full of disputes.

 Frightful dreams about thieves (Ars. Nat. mur.)

 falling from a height (Thuj.).

Bry.:

 Anxiety and apprehension about the future: great sense of insecurity.

 In DREAMS: busy about his household affairs.

 Anxiety and care about his business. (Psor.).

Calc.:

 Concern about imaginary things that might happen to her.

 Anxiety, as if he had done something evil, or ought to apprehend reproaches.

 Uneasiness of mind. Fearfu, “As if some accident or misfortune were to happen”. to himself, or someone else (Ars. Phos. Sulph. Plat.). As if expecting sad news.

 Dread and anxiety for the future.

 Fear of consumption/fear to lose her understanding.

 Fears lest people should observe her confusion of mind. That they look at her suspiciously.

 Fears of disease and misery, with foreboding.

 Despairs of life; imagines she must die.

 Despairs of salvation and wants to stab himself.

 Fear about health: of an organic heart disease: that something terrible will happen.

 Fear of death: of consumption; of misfortune; of being alone.

 Child afraid of everything it sees.

 Fear excited by report of cruelties.

 Easily frightened: tendency to start.

 Night-terrors in children (one has cured many case.-ED.).

 When closing eyes, horrid visions.

 DREAMS. Horrible, frightful: of sickness, death and corpses; of the smell of corpses.

 Fear of fantastic dreams during sleep.

 Voluptuous dreams.

Camph.:

 Very great anxiety and extreme restlessness,.

 Extremely fearful, especially in the dark: of being alone in the dark. (calc. Cann. ind. Phos. etc.).

 Indescribable fear of being drawn upwards.

 Fear of mirrors, lest he should see himself in them.

 "I shall faint !-I shall have fits, and never come out of them.

Cann-i.:

 Constant fear of becoming insane (Manc. etc.).

 Horror of darkness: of approaching death.

 Dread of congestion: of apoplexy, haemorrhage, and a multiplicity of deaths.

 Dare not use his voice, lest he should knock down the walls, or burst himself like a bomb.

 DREAMS: delightful: delicious: prophetic: Or, of danger and dead bodies.

Chel.:

 Imagines she cannot think, and will lose her reason: that she must die.

 That she has committed the unpardonable sin, and that she will be eternally lost. (Med.).

 Anxiety as if she had committed a crime: fear of getting crazy, with restlessness and heat.

 DREAMS of corpses and funerals. (Calc. Thuja, etc.).

 Vivid dreams about business matters.

 Dreams of great lice (Nux-v.) on her shoulders. Dreams of pneumonia, of falling, of bloody wounds, of being killed, of being buried alive.

Cic.:

 Everything appears strange: almost terrible.

 Feels in a strange place (Valer.) which causes fear. Sensation of unreality (Med.).

 Old men fear a long spell of sickness before dying.             

 Afraid of Society: wants to be alone.

 Disposition to be frightened.

Cocc-i.:

 Overpowered with the most frightful fearfulness.

 Sudden excessive anxiety, as though he had committed a crime- done some evil.

Con.:

 Dread of men, of their approach: yet dread of being alone. (Compare Lyc.).

 Fear of thieves. (Nat-m./Ars.).

 DREAMS: full of shame: of threatening dangers: of anger and vexation.

 Of physical mutilation: of wretched diseases.

 Of dead people, and deaths of those living.

Dig.:

 Great anxiety; as from a troubled conscience.

 Tortured by fear of death, or less of reason.

 Fear of the future: with desire to escape. (Bell.).

 DREAMS: frequent waking at night by dreams of falling from a height (Thuja) or into water.

Dros.:

 Anxiety at 19 - 20 h. “As if impelled to take his life by drowning”.

 Anxiety “As if his companions allowed him no rest”, but persecuted and pursued him.

 DREAMS frightful: of being maltreated: of thirst, and drinking.

Elaps.:

 Fear of being alone: something will happen: rowdies will break in.

 Excessive horror of rain.

 DREAMS: fighting with a galley slave: puts a dread body in a

 shroud and digs a knife into its wounds, then is remorseful and weeps.

 Dreams of the dead and embraces them (Thuja): falls into pits. Bites herself.

Hep.:

 Frightful imaginings. Frightful visions of fire (Rhus-t. Puls, etc.) and dead persons. (Thuja, Anac. etc.).

 Great anxiety, evening. (Puls. Phos. Lyc.).

 Violent fright on slumbering, even p.c.

 Fright: start from sleep as if about to suffocate. (Compare Lach. Spong.).

 DREAMS of danger, fright and anxiety: of fleeing from danger.

 Dreams of expectoration blood and pus.

 Hepar is chilly, with hyperaesthesia mental and physical (Nux).

Ign.:

 Dread of every trifle (Calc.); especially of things coming near him. (Arn.).

 Fears she will have an ulcer in the stomach.

 Fear of thieves on waking after midnight.

 Fearfulness; does not like to talk; prefers to be alone.

 As if he had committed some crime.

 As though something terrible had happened: cannot speak of it.

 As if she had done something wrong; or as if some great misfortune were about to happen.

 A state of anguish in which she shrieks for help.

 DREAMS with reflections and deliberations.

 Dreams full of mental exertion and scientific investigations. (Compare Lyssin.).

Kali-c.:

 Full of fears about her disease: that she cannot recover.

 Frightened of anything touches the body lightly.

 Shock felt in epigastrium.

Lac-c.:

 Great fear of falling downstairs (compare Gels.)/of death, with anxious face (Stram.).

 That she will be unable to perform duties.

 Wakes distressed: must rise and occupy herself. Fear she will be crazy.

 Imagines that any symptom is some settled disease: that everything she says is a lie: that she is looked down upon by everyone: that she is of no importance in life: that

            she is dirty: that she wears someone else’s nose: sees spiders.

 That she is surrounded by myriads of snakes.

 Some running like lightning up and down inside skin; some inside feel long and thin.

 Fears to step on floor lest she should tread on them, and make them squirm and wind round her legs. (Compare Arg-n. Sep.).

 Fears to look behind her lest she should see snakes: is seldom troubled with them after dark.

 On going to bed, afraid to shut her eyes lest a large snake should hit her in the face (compare Bell.).

 Has most horrid sights presented to her mental vision (not always snakes). Horribly afraid they will show themselves to her natural eye.

 Fear lest pimples would prove little snakes, and twine and twist round each other.

 Feels that she is a loathsome, horrible mass of disease; could not bear to look at any part of her body, even hands, as it intensified the feeling of disgust and horror.

 Could not bear any part of her body to touch another: could not bear one finger to touch another. If she could not get out of her body, she would soon become crazy.

 Feels that heart or breathing would stop; frightens herself, which makes heart palpitate.

 Fancies he is going out of his mind.

 Looks under chairs, table, sofa, expecting some horrible monster to creep forth: feels that it would drive her mad. Not afraid in the dark: only imagines she sees them in

            the light.

 Feels that she is going to become unconscious: wakes with sensation of bed in motion.

 DREAMED of a large snake in her bed. (Bell.).

 Dreams often that she is urinating: wakes to find herself on the point of doing so. (Sep.).

Lyc.:

 Dread of men (Aur. compare Puls.) of solitude.

 Easily frightened, starts up. Feels frightened at everything, even ringing of the door bell.

 Fear lest something should happen: lest he should forget something.

 Very fearful all day: fear of going to bed: on entering a room as if he saw someone: seized with fear if a door opens with difficulty.

 Of frightful imaginary images in the evening.

 Increasing dread of appearing in public, yet a horror at times of solitude.

 Fear of appearing in public, least he stumble and make mistakes: yet goes through with ease.

 Anticipation. (Arg-n. Gels. Ars. Sil. etc.).

 DREAMS anxious: vivid: frightful: horrid. Of sickness: people drowning; boats capsizing.

 Wakes cross: or terrified.

 Children scream out suddenly in sleep: stare about and cannot easily be pacified. (Calc).

Lyssin.:

 Fear of becoming mad/cannot physically endure his fears much longer.

 Something terrible going to happen to him. Fear of being alone. Restlessness and anxiety at precordia, frequent change of position and sighing.

 Frightened at a bird: thought it was a mouse.

 When he hears water (Bell. Hyos. Stram. etc.) poured out, or hears it run, or sees it, becomes irritable and nervous: it causes desire for stool and other ailments.

 Thinking of fluids, even of blood, brings on convulsions.

 Symptoms brought on by dread and fear.

 DREAMS: Exciting/frightful. of influential persons to whom he is a servant or subordinate.

 Of a latin debate with law students: astonished at the facility and fluency with which he has spoken Latin: far greater than was possible to him when awake. (Ign.).

 Of dogs all the time. (Bell. Stram.).

 Of fighting: of high places: of insane asylum: of churches.

Med.:

 Everything startles her: news coming seems to touch her heart before she hears it. (Compare Rhus.).

 Woke with frightened sensation, as if something dreadful had happened.

 Fear of the dark. Sensation of unreality. (Valer. Cic.).

 Had committed the unpardonable sin and was going to hell. (Chel.).

 Dreadful DREAMS of ghosts and dead people.

Morgan-Bach.: Darmnosoden

Nat-c.:

 Intolerable melancholy and apprehension constant fear and forebodings.

 Anxious during thunderstorm (Phos.): < music.

Nat-m.:

 Fears to lose his reason. Very easily startled.

 Fearfulness: "Something going to happen“.

 Fear of robbers (see Ars.), of insanity: of dying.

 Anxiety, “As if he had done something wrong”.

 “As if he would fall when walking”.

 DREAMS anxious, vivid, frightful: of conflagrations (Rhus. Puls.): of death and battles; of scenes of murder; that he had been poisoned.

 Of robbers in the house, and will not believe the contrary till search is made. (Ars.).

 Anxious dreams: weeps in sleep. (Cham. Puls.).

 Horrible, disgusting dreams; reproaches himself for past mistakes, for crimes for which he must answer.

Nux-v.:

 Anxiety with irritability: inclined to suicide, but afraid to die.

 Great anxiety of mind with no particular cause: easily frightened.

 Fears to be alone.

 Fears of knives, lest she should kill herself or other (Ars. Merc.).

 DREAMS, sad or frightful: mutilations; pursued by cats and dogs (Stram. Bell.) etc.: about fatal accidents; of quarreling: about exerting the mind. (Lyss. Ign.) Amorous.

 Wakes from troubled, busy dreams (Bry. Psor.),

 frightened as if someone were in room.

 Dreams of lice (Chel.) and vermin.

 Nux is irritable and chilly; with hyperaesthesia, mental and physical. (Hep).

Op.:

 Sees frightful ghosts: easily frightened.

 Frenzy: desires to escape (Bell.). Says a regiment of horses are on his bed, and fears to be trodden on. Told that horses are very careful, says, he will be crushed by the

            wagons following.

 Face wears a constant expression of fright and terror (Stram. Lac-c. Acon.).

 They see frightful objects and are in great fear.

 Believe themselves to be murderers or criminals to be executed; want to run away. (Bell.).

 After fright with fear (still remaining).

 Anxiety; apprehension ; fear of impending death. (Arn. Acon. etc.).

 Characteristically Op. has contracted pupils.

 Hauptmittel für akute oder chronische Folgen von Angst

Phos.:

 Anxious: filled with gloomy forebodings:-.

 "About to die": about the future: during a thunderstorm. Fear of the dark.

 Fear and dread: in the evening: of death: as if something were creeping out of every corner: late in the evening, as if a horrible face were looking out of every corner.

 Uncommon fearfulness with great fatigue.

 Fear alone. Anguish when alone, or in stormy weather.

 After excitement at theatre: sleepless; then full of fear, especially at piano.

 DREAMS vivid: full of restless work and business (Bry.) which he could not finish.

 Of fire (Stram. etc.): of biting animals (Rhus-t. Puls. etc.): lascivious.

 After great fright 2 years before, involuntary stool and urine, especially at night; was always wet and dirty.

 When threatened with a whipping would immediately soil himself from fright.

 (One of the curious symptoms of Phos. anus stands open, i.e. incontinence.).

 (N.B. Hyos. has involuntary stool from jealousy; verified in a cured case).

Plat.:

 Every serious thought is terrifying.

 Deathly anxiety, as if senses would vanish, with trembling of limbs.

 Satiety of life, with taciturnity and fear of death, great dread of death which she believed near at hand. (Arn. Acon.).

 Precordial anguish, with fear of death and of imaginary forms: ghosts. (Puls. etc.).

 Fear of men. (Lyc.).

 Mental disturbance after fright, grief or vexation.

 DREAMS amorous: of fire (Thus.). Wants to go, but cannot get there.

Psor.:

 Anxiety: full of forebodings/Anxiety when riding in a carriage. (Sep.).

 Great fear of death: anxiety about heart: (Compare Thuj.) believes stitches in heart will kill him if they do not cease.

 Despair of recovery: thinks he will die.

 Fears to fail in business.

 DREAMS of business and plans. (Bry.).

 Of robbers: travels ; danger.

 That he is in a closet, and nearly soils his bed. (Compare Sep. Sulph.)

 Psorinum in many ways a chilly Sulph. patient.

Puls.:

 When evening comes he begins to dread ghosts.

 Sleeplessness on account of great fear. Fear and rage in spells. Despairs of salvation.

 Forebodings: anxiety from epigastrium.

 Hides in a corner to escape from a little grey man who wanted to pull out her leg.

 Abhors and hates women (Raph.). He looks upon them as evil beings and is afraid . . .

 Sees the devil coming to take her (Manc.): the world on fire during the night. (Rhus.).

 Afraid of everybody. . . Cannot sleep on account of fear and dread. Dread of people.

 Fright followed by diarrhoea. (Compare Arg. nit. Gels).

 Anxiety worse during rest-sitting, lying; better by motion.

 DREAMS. Confused. Full of fright and disgust.

 All her dreams are about men: a naked man wrapped in her bedclothes and under her bed, while she has only a sheet to cover her.

Raph.:

 DREAMS of murder; street robbers; danger from fire; of swimming; pursued by giants.

 Wakes full of fright and fear: something under the bed making a noise.

 Jumps out of bed with fear: tries to run away and hide.

Rhus-t.:

 Restlessness and anxiety about heart as if she had committed a crime, or as if some great misfortune was in story for her.

 Inexpressible anxiety, esp, at heart. (Acon.).

 Restlessness with anxiety and apprehensions that clawed at her heart.

 Great apprehensions at night: cannot remain in bed.

 Fear and despair because of sad thoughts which she cannot get rid of.

 Frightened by a trifle. (Calc. Lyc. Anac.).

 Fearful DREAMS: that the world was on fire (Puls.): of great exertion; rowing, swimming, walking, climbing, or working hard.

 Anxious dreams of his business. (Bry. Psor.).

Rob.:

 Fear and confusion of conscience, as if he had committed a crime. Fears disgrace.

 Dread of everything sombre and black. (Bell.).

 DREAMS full of disputes, scolding, anger cruelties which have happened or will.

 The great feature of Robinia is heartburn: especially at night.

 Eructations and vomiting of an intensely sour fluid: sets teeth on edge.

Ruta.:

 Anxious as if he had done something wrong.

 If anyone opened the door, feared someone had come to arrest him.

Sec.:

 (Great/frightful) anxiety.

 Great anguish: wild with anxiety.

 Constant moaning and fear of death: with strong desire to live.

 Mancinella.

 Fearfulness.

 FEAR of INSANITY (Lac-c. Calc. Cann-i. etc.) Fear of going crazy: of evil spirits: of being taken by the devil.

 DREAMS of ghosts, of apparitions.

 (Aversion to work: bashful/timid.). (Cured a "borderline case" with an insane fear of insanity: puls. and Ign. seemed likely; but were useless. Patient remains well,

            over 20 years later.).

Sep.:

 Filled with concern about her health: thinks she will have consumption and die.

 Fearfulness: dare be alone for a moment.

 Very fearful and frightened [R. Murphy (Anxiety with palpitation, about things that happened long ago)]

 Fear of real and imaginary evils: evening.

 Afraid to speak, or to be spoken to.

 Fearful when riding in carriage. (Comp. Coco.).

 Fear of starvation (Ars.): full of evil forebodings.

 Total loss of courage.

 Anxious DREAMS as if body were disfigured. As if threatened with rape: voluptuous dreams.

 As if chased and had to run backwards.

 Frightful dreams of murder: of falling from a high mountain. (Thuja.).

 Dreams full of dispute. of urination into chamber, but was wetting the bed. (Sulph. compare Psor. Lac can.).

 Of mice, rats, snakes.

 Of spectres outside the window.

 Awakes in a fright and creaming: imagines she has swallowed something and feels something has lodged in her throat.

Spong.:

 Very easily frightened: startles: it seemed to shoot into her feet, which remained heavy.

Stram.:

 Fears: he will lose his senses: that his lips will grow together: of suffocation: of falling: of everything falling on her. (Comp. Ars-n.).

 Frightful fancies: face expresses fright and terror. (Acon. Op. Lac-c.).

 Sees more horrifying images at his side than in front of him, and they all occasion terror. Hallucinations cause fear and fright.

 Sees frightful figures, cats, rats, mice, dogs. Springs away with signs of terror.

 Delirium of fear as though a dog were attacking him. (Verat. Bell.).

 Asked her mother not to leave her, as something was going to hurt her. (Valer).

 Mania for light and company: cannot bear to be alone. Hydrophobia.

 Children wakes terrified, knows no one, screams with fright, clings to those near. (Calc.).

 Imagines he is alone all the time: tries to escape (Bell.) Is afraid.

Strychnine.:

 Like a mad woman all night: shouted, "they are coming for me“.

 Begged piteously that I would not hurt him .

 Excessive anxiety and restlessness.

 Feeling of dread: begged that he might not be left alone.

 Afraid-weeps: asked why, answers "I dont know !".

 Characteristic: hyperaesthesia and a shrinking from draughts. (Nux-v./Hep.).

Sulph.:

 Anxiety as if he would cease to live: fear of some great misfortune/great anxiety in bed at time of full moon.

 Fear for others. (Ars. Phos. Plat. etc.)/Fear that he would take cold in open air.

 DREAMS vivid: anxious ; vexatious.

 That she sat on the chamber, so passed her water in bed. (Sep.).

 DREAMS of danger from fire: water: that he had been bitten by a dog) Stram. etc.) ; of falling.

 Dreams of disgust and nausea.

Thuja.:

 Fearful anxiety, like death agony: a nameless internal ache, as if the soul were escaping from the body, with most terrible uneasiness/frightful anxiety at night.

 Constantly tormented by groundless anxiety.

 Constant anxiety as if he had committed a great crime. Fear of misfortune.

 Fear of apoplexy: with anxious perspiration.

 Terrible DREAMS of the dead.

 When asleep, dead persons appear to her ; distinctly sees them, feels them (Elaps): thinks she is talking with them.

 Voluptuous dreams. Dreams of danger and death. Of falling from a height.

 Constant dreams of the features of a corpse. Especially after vaccinations, or inoculations. Mercurius sol.

 Anxiety and apprehension in the blood.

 As if he had committed a crime, or done wrong.

 As though he had no control over his senses.

 Fearful DREAMS: of falling from a height (Thuja): of robbers: of shooting: of a flood.

Valer.:

 Fearfulness in the evening when sitting in the dark, imagining that someone might hurt him (Stram.).

 Anxiety as if objects round him had been estranged from him: rooms seem to him desolate: does not feel at home, is impelled to leave it (Med.). (Compare Cic.).

Verat.:

 If he stands he is tormented with the most frightful anxiety; the forehead becomes covered with cold sweet, with nausea even to vomiting.

 Anxiety as from a bad conscience, as if he had committed a crime: as if he dreaded a misfortune. (Lyc. Anac. Nat. m. etc.).

 Anxiety causing crawling in the fingers.

 Fear of apoplexy during an evacuation.

 DREAMS of robbers: is pursued: that a dog was biting him and he could not get away (Stram.). Frightful dreams.

Zinc-met.:

 Anxiety; uneasy mod as though he had committed a crime. On account of thieves, or horrible apparitions while awake.

 DREAMS: being strangled: after waking, fear lest the man who strangled her would return.

 Dreams of corpses ; horses which changed to dogs under him: of being smeared with human excrement. Quarrelsome, vexacious dreams.

 

[Eileen Scullion]

For many people the fear of flying can cause so much upset and panic that even the thought of it is enough to send them into a tail spin with anxiety, palpitations and profuse sweating.

Phobia is quite common though and while the term is often used loosely, the reasons behind it and how it manifests is different with every person. For example, fear of flying can be related

to the fear of closed spaces (claustrophobia), fear of heights, fear of death, fear of having a panic attack, fear of motion sickness, fear of the dark if flying at night, fear of being over water,

fear of crowded places, fear when the plan lurches downwards during turbulence, fear when landing, or simply the feeling of being out of control. Homeopathy can help with fear of flying

The good news is that homeopathy can help people combat fear of flying in two ways.

1st acute remedies can be prescribed to help bring relief before and during the flight experience.

2nd constitutional treatment which looks at the problem on a much deeper level, can help provide a longer term solution.

Constitutional treatment takes a look at the history of the problem, when it started, how it manifests etc. It also looks at other areas of your life, as anxieties, stresses and worries that you may

have and how these impact you generally. A remedy is then prescribed according to your specific needs. The aim is to treat the root of the problem rather than just the symptoms that manifest.

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be used to help combat fear of flying and here are a few examples.

Arg-n.: Very anxious, restless, with diarrohea - “what if the plane crashes”. The fear is more related to heights and or claustrophobia, Feel worse for heat and crowds and better for open air.

Acon.: Complete terror and panic and fear of death - “knows the plane will crash”. The fear can suddenly appear before or during the flight.

Ars.: Restless, cannot bear to be alone and needs constant reassurance that they will survive the flight. The main fear is a fear of death. > company.

Gels.: Trembling with anxiety and panic and muscles feel weak and heavy and refuse to obey your will.

Nux-v.: Excessive impatience and anger while kept waiting. < stimulants coffee and alcohol makes the anxiety worse.

If the fear of flying is restricting your life and is beginning to overwhelm you, then it is definitely worthwhile seeking a long term solution. Indeed this relates to all types of phobias.

 

[Basil B. Williams]

Overcoming Stage Fright With The Help of Sanguinaria Comp. (= Sanguinaria canadensis, Ferrum sulfuricum, Quarz)

The term “stage fright” is generally used for what some people may experience when required to appear before an audience and perform in some way. While a normal degree of excitement, anticipation and even anxiety accompany most people, some are overwhelmed by the feelings. The feelings hinder or decrease the ability to calmly and clearly bring the message to the audience. When these symptoms occur therapeutic intervention can be helpful. Individuals who have come for treatment tell of

a wide range of symptoms. They tell of shaking of the body, blood rushing to the head, disorientation, sweating, stammering, incoherent speech and so on. While some say that they feel in control before the event, the moment of standing before the audience brings forth the symptoms.

The primary substance in the compound is the root of the plant Sanguinaria canadensis e radice D2. It is used traditionally

as therapy when strong emotions, arguments, mental overwork and excessive sense impressions trigger migraine and cephalalgia. When the emotional or astral body reacts to the excessive stress, the sanguinaria enhances the ego organization of the patient to overcome the disorganizational forces of the astral activity. This compound also contains Quartz cum ferro sulfurico D3.

The essential form-giving forces of quartz and the incarnating forces of iron augment the work of the ego organization process in the patient.

My patients have told me that they have felt more focused, in-control, alert, and that they had the ability to organize thoughts for more precise speech presentations when they took the Sanguinaria Comp before going on stage. In a few cases the stage fright symptoms occurred in college students before taking an exam. Again the Sanguinaria Comp is safe and is effective. The students were grateful.

Sanguinaria Comp. is helpful for episodes of stage fright, a broader question of nervousness and a hope not to feel overwhelmed by stresses of modern life can be pondered further by exploring various anthroposophical insights.

 

[Dr. Phil. Reinhard Müller]

Die Angst vor Versagen und Nichtbestehen -

Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstvertrauen sind durch Erfahrungen von Maßregelung, Abwertung, Einstufung und Ohnmacht in Kindheit und Jugend oft in entscheidendem Maße geschwächt.

Die anerzogene Orientierung an Autoritäten und deren Maßstäben lässt trotz der Loslösungs-Phase von ihnen in der Adoleszenz-Phase häufig "Reste" zurück, die sich - aus teilweise noch vorhandener innerer Abhängigkeit von ihnen - in Form vielfältiger Versagens-Ängste und der Furcht vor mangelnder Bestätigung äußert. Lampenfieber, Prüfungs-/Erwartungs-/Versagens-Ängste werden häufig vor Prüfungen, prüfungsähnlichen Situationen, Vorstellungs-Gesprächen, Präsentationen und Gesprächen (in der Gruppe) erlebt. Trotz vorhandener Fähigkeiten, Talente und Stärken besteht ein tiefes Misstrauen in die eigene persönliche Kraft, das Selbstwert-Gefühl ist herabgesetzt und die eigenen Ängste vor Wiederholung früherer traumatischer Situationen werden auf Personen der Umwelt (z.B. die Prüfer, die Gruppe) projiziert. Und trotz rationaler Selbsterkenntnis dieser Situation und der eigenen persönlichen Anteile kommen die Gefühle aus der Vergangenheit per Schlüsselreiz immer wieder hoch. Diese gefühlsmäßigen Knoten können nur über den Weg der gefühlsmäßigen Arbeit an unseren unbewussten Anteilen angegangen werden. Die Homöopathie mit ihren energetisch wirkenden Heilmitteln ist hierbei eine mögliche Hilfe.

3 wichtige homöopathische Mittel zur Behandlung von Prüfungs-, Erwartungs- und Versagens-Ängsten:

Arg-n.: häufig im Zusammenhang von Lampenfieber und Prüfungsangst.

Das Element Argentum hat kreative und schöpferische Fähigkeiten, die er auch gut entwickeln kann, hält aber an bisherigen Erfolgen und Positionen fest (anstatt seine kreativen Energien frei fließen zu lassen). Argentum hat in seiner Kindheit häufig die Botschaft erfahren: "Du sollst dir mit deinem Erfolg nichts einbilden".

Argentum ohne Urvertrauen, trägt die innere Empfindung mangelnder Geborgenheit in sich und fühlt sich nicht gleichberechtigt und angenommen.

Das Element Nitrogen sucht nach Lebensgenuß, persönlichem Glück und positiver Außenwirkung. Hiermit einher geht ein Bedürfnis nach Expansion, Weite und Raum. Enge führt zu innerer Spannung und symbolisch auch zu kongestiven Beschwerden (Röte, Schwellung, innere Hitze).

Sucht persönliches Wachstum, Expansion und Weite durch die Anwendung seiner schöpferischen und kreativen Fähigkeiten und durch individuelle Selbstverwirklichung. In der Regel macht sich dies symbolisch in Form irrationaler Ängste bemerkbar: Empfindungen der Enge (Fahrstuhl/Menschenmenge) verstärken dieses Gefühl. Schwäche-Empfindungen werden "durch Belastung deutlich". Die hierdurch entstehende geistige Schwäche wird von Erregbarkeit, Nervosität und Impulsivität im emotionalen Bereich begleitet. Die geistigen Fähigkeiten sind reduziert, während die Gefühle überstark sind". Sein eigentliches Problem sind das Gefühl mangelnder Geborgenheit und mangelndes Urvertrauen. Fordert Nestwärme ein. Er hat, das Gefühl, nicht gestützt und geschützt worden zu sein, obwohl es dringend gewünscht ist.

Und in der rauen Wirklichkeit der Außenwelt hat er häufig die Empfindung, diesen Schutz nicht zu haben, deshalb kommt bei ihm eine teilweise aus der frühen Kindheit herrührende Angst vor, in seiner Selbstentfaltung gehindert und beengt zu werden. Hierdurch fühlt sich Argentum nitricum seines inneren Friedens und seiner Vorstellungen von persönlichem Glück durch Entfaltung seiner Fähigkeiten beraubt. Zugleich hat er genau hiervor Angst: ein Glücks-Zustand, mithin die positive Erfahrung seiner Selbstentfaltung, könnte ihm zugleich den tiefen Fall in Situationen seiner schlimmsten Befürchtungen bringen. Die Höhen-Angst steht symbolisch hierfür. Sein Erfolgsstreben ist zu hoch, es wird ihm schwindelig und taumelig wie auf der Höhe des Berges, des Turms, der Brücke - und es zieht ihn in die Tiefe. Argentum nitricum strebt aber diesem unerreichbaren "Glücks-Zustand" ständig nach. Er zieht bevorzugt Situationen (wie z.B. Prüfungen oder prüfungsähnliche Konstellationen) an, die seine irrationalen Ängste vor deutlicher Verweigerung seiner ständigen Suche nach Bestätigung und somit Geborgenheit auslöst.

Argentum nitricum als Arznei deckt die wahre Intelligenz dieses Menschen auf, die durch Angst, Ärger, Unsicherheit und Unrast kaschiert wird. Sie schenkt Halt, Ruhe und Überlegenheit.

Magen: "Völle bis zum Zerplatzen", lautes Aufstoßen, Magengeschwür sind ebenso Symptome wie die Neigung zu Blähungen. Dem starken Verlangen nach Süßigkeiten korrespondiert eine - hierdurch bedingte - Unverträglichkeit und die Verschlimmerung von Beschwerden. Dies symbolisiert den Menschen, "der den Bezug zur Lebenssüße verloren hat". Auslöser der Symptome ist mit großer Häufigkeit die Erwartungsspannung.

 Angst, nicht durchzukommen

 Angst, durchzufallen

 Angst vor Absturz

 Angst vor Alleinsein

 Platzangst

 Angst vor Prüfungen

 Angst in engen Räumen

 Angst vor einer Verabredung

 Erwartungsspannung

 Angst im Tunnel

 Furcht in einer Menschenmenge

 Furcht auf offenen Plätzen

 Furcht, in Ohnmacht zu fallen

Typische Träume:

Absturz, Fallen, Schwarzes Loch, Prüfung, enge Räume, in einen Abgrund fallen, von einer Höhe herabfallen, Schiffsuntergang, Hunger, Gespenster.

< 17 h. Hitze ist unverträglich (Sommer).

 

Sil.: Zusammenhang mit Prüfungen sowie Situationen des Sich-Beweisen-Müssens und des Bestehens vor der Welt hat vornehmlich mit seinem mangelnden Selbstwertgefühl und seinen hohen Ansprüchen hinsichtlich der Wirkung auf andere zu tun.

Zeigt sich nach außen hin nachgiebig, zart, feinsinnig, ruhig, gelassen und zuweilen etwas schüchtern, zugleich aber auch korrekt, reserviert und steif.

Achtet in großem Maße auf sein Image. Hieraus resultiert eine große Furcht vor Versagen und davor, von den anderen als unfähig angesehen zu werden. Aus diesem Grunde gibt Silicea in Angriff genommene Möglichkeiten oft vorzeitig auf, weicht vor seiner Verantwortung zurück und ersetzt diese durch rigide und enge moralische Prinzipien, pedantische Kleinlichkeit und Intoleranz.

Tiefgreifenden Erlebnissen des Verlassen-Werdens in der Kindheit zu suchen, aber auch im Extremfalle körperliche Misshandlung oder Missbrauch sind wesentliche Spielarten der kindlichen Verletzungs- Erfahrung. Hieraus ergibt sich ein tief verletztes Selbstwertgefühl, verbunden mit der Empfindung der eigenen Unfähigkeit und großen Ängsten vor Ungewissem. Die tiefere Ursache dieser Haltung kann auch in der Pränatal-Phase gefunden werden. Mangelndes Zutrauen zu sich selbst, zum anderen das Bestreben, in einer Geborgenheit zu verbleiben, die Schutz bietet. Silicea hat eine starke kindliche Sehnsucht nach der Höhle im Mutterleib. Zugleich ist in ihm ein Bestreben nach Selbst-Werdung: er möchte sich gern aufrichten, der Vater als starkes Leitbild und seine Zuneigung sind ihm deshalb sehr wichtig. Hieraus resultiert ein Schutzwall, den sich Silicea aufbaut und der sich in folgenden Merkmalen äußert:

 Großer Drang nach Perfektionismus und Vollkommenheit.

Tendenz zu Flucht, Sich-Entziehen, Weggehen und Distanz zu schwierigen Situationen hängt hiermit unmittelbar zusammen. Damit verbunden ist ein Zurück-Weichen vor und ein vorzeitiges Aufgeben von angstbesetzten Situationen, die Umdeutung schwieriger Gefühle durch Rationalisieren und Intellektualisieren.

Generelles Problem ist das "Verkopft sein". Durch Verletzungen wurde das "Eigene" der Individualität und der Gefühle weggedrückt. Das Leben soll per Kopf-Intellekt gelebt werden, damit eine emotional unerträgliche Situation nicht mehr so belastet. Zentrales Thema "tiefe Furcht vor Misserfolg". Diese führt zuweilen - gleich einer selffullfilling-prophecy - zu dem eigentlich unerwünschten Ergebnis:

Seine Versagensangst bringt - durch Über-Perfektionismus und hohes Anspruchsdenken - in einer Reihe programmierter Verhaltensweisen das befürchtete Versagen geradezu hervor. Silicea leidet unter mangelndem Selbstvertrauen, trotz offenkundigen Hervortretens seiner Talente und Fähigkeiten.

 Angst vor Nadeln und spitzen Gegenständen

 Angst zu zerfließen

 Angst vor Auftauen

 Angst vor Leistung und Aufgaben

 Angst vor engem Kontakt

 Angst vor Prüfung

 Angst vor Versagen und Misserfolg, vor allem bei Prüfungen

 Angst vor Unordnung

 Angst vor geistiger Arbeit

 Angst vor literarischer Arbeit

 Mangelndes Selbstvertrauen

Typische Traum-Motive:

 Eis, Eisscholle, Eiswüste

 Fenster

 Glashaus

 Schnee

 Verletzungen durch Eis

 Klares Wasser

 Kristall

 Sand

 Bloßgestellt werden

 Wasser

 Sinkendes Boot

 Hunde

 Überschwemmungen

Eis hat als Traum-Motiv mit dem Einfrieren von Beziehungen, der Empfindung seelischer Kälte und der Gefahr der inneren Vereinsamung zu tun. Die Eisscholle verstärkt dieses Bild noch, die Eiswüste verweist auf eine seelische Stagnation in diesem Bereich. Das Glashaus beinhaltet die Verkapselung und Abschottung der eigenen Überempfindsamkeit und Verletzlichkeit. Fenster schaffen so etwas wie eine Trenn-Wand zwischen Innen und Außen: von innen beobachte ich mit Distanz die Vorgänge in der Außenwelt. Schnee hat eine ähnliche Bedeutung wie Eis. Wasser verweist auf den Bereich der tiefen Gefühle, und klares Wasser deutet auf das Bedürfnis nach gefühlsmäßiger Klärung und Klarheit hin. Kristall ist das Symbol für Empfindlichkeit, Verletzlichkeit, Misstrauen und Distanz zu den Menschen und zugleich auch für sachliches, nüchternes Denken. Sand als Symbol für Zeit und Vergänglichkeit verdeutlicht die Angst vor Alter und Tod. Der Hund gilt als Schutz gegen Angriffe, steht aber symbolisch auch für Aggressionen. Sinkendes Boot: Zweifel, Verunsicherung, mangelndes Selbstvertrauen durch hochkommende Gefühle; Angst, hierdurch unterzugehen und sich nicht mehr stabilisieren zu können. Die Überschwemmung ist ein Symbol für die Überflutung mit Gefühlen, die in das Bewusstsein dringen.

Die tageszeitliche Verschlimmerung liegt sowohl bei 10 h. als auch bei 15 h. Körperlich wirkt Silicea bei Migräne, Hautentzündungen (Ekzeme), Wachstumsstörungen und wird als Mittel zur Austreibung von Fremdkörpern aus dem Gewebe eingesetzt. Akute und chronische Eiterungen sowie Eiterungen durch Fremdkörper sind ein weiteres Anwendungsgebiet.

 

Gels.: kann von seinem vorrangigen und typischen Kennzeichen als Zitter-Mittel verstanden werden: "Wenn man zu gehen versucht, zittern die Beine. Die Hände zittern, wenn man sie zu heben versucht. Die Zunge zittert, beim Versuch, sie herauszustrecken". Von den Gemüts-Symptomen ist der Gelsemium-Typ vor allem in für ihn schwierigen Situationen "träge, schläfrig und scheut Bewegung". Die geistigen Fähigkeiten sind schwach: kann weder klar denken noch seine Aufmerksamkeit auf einen Punkt richten, will ungestört sein, wünscht nicht zu sprechen oder irgend jemand zur Gesellschaft zu haben, selbst wenn die anwesende Person schweigt.

Gelsemium befindet sich in dem circulus vitiosus, dass Angst Schwäche erzeugt, und dass jede weitere Schwäche seine Angst noch verstärkt. Sein Grundmuster in der Erwartungsangst ist die Befürchtung: "Irgendwann werden sie mich umbringen". Er zittert vor Angst. Seine "innere Sicherheit geht durch Erwartungsangst vollständig verloren".

Überreichliches Wasser-Lassen und Durchfall korrespondieren auf körperlicher Ebene diesen Symptomen. Von ihrer Symbolik deuten sie darauf hin, daß Gelsemium davor zurückscheut, sich auf Erfahrungen überhaupt einzulassen und daß er sie - aus Schwäche - möglichst schnell hinter sich bringen möchte.

Gelsemium weicht der Verantwortung, der Realität und Begegnungen mit der Umwelt aus. Die Angst vor Eigenverantwortung führt dazu, dass er sich jeder Anforderung durch Schwäche und Ohnmacht entzieht. Vor allem unvorhergesehene Ereignisse, Situationen und Herausforderungen sind für ihn furcht- und somit Schwäche auslösend. Seine Fall-Ängste sind ein Ausdruck dessen, wie sehr er sich in seiner Schwäche bedroht und ausgeliefert fühlt. Mit letzter Kraft versucht er, sich an etwas Greifbarem festzuhalten, um nicht irgendwo hinunterzustürzen. "Alle Bewegungen nach unten rufen in ihm große Ängste hervor, weil er dabei wohl im übertragenen Sinne sehr stark das Gefühl hat, dass es mit ihm 'abwärts' geht. Er bangt um seine augenblickliche und einigermaßen sichere Situation, und so kann jede Bewegung nach unten ihn wieder mit seiner Furcht vor dem Fall in Kontakt bringen".

Schwermut, Traurigkeit, depressives Verhalten und stiller Kummer gehen mit diesen Schwäche- und Ohnmachts-Zuständen einher.

Gelsemium antwortet einsilbig bzw. kurz oder barsch, damit seine Schwächen nicht entdeckt werden, oder seine Antworten kommen langsam.

< 9 - 11 h./Frühjahr.

Die Unsicherheit, die Neu-Anfang und Neu-Aufbruch mit sich bringt, ist für Gelsemium besonders lähmend. Körperlich wird Gelsemium bei Nervenschmerzen, Muskellähmungen, Herzmuskelentzündungen und als Fieber- und Beruhigungsmittel eingesetzt.

 Erwartungsangst

 Angst auf offenen Plätzen

 Angst vor Öffentlichkeit

 Angst vor Prüfungen

 Angst vor Terminen

 Angst vor Verabredungen

 Angst vor dem Tod

 Angst vor ungewissem Ausgang

 Angst vor Loslassen

 Angst vor Ohnmacht

 Lampenfieber

 Angst vor Verlust der Selbstkontrolle

 Angst vor Misserfolg bei Prüfungen

 Furcht, das Herz würde aufhören zu schlagen, wenn nicht ständig in Bewegung

Typische Traum-Motive:

 Kälte

 Prüfung

 Nicht vorbereitet sein auf Prüfungen

 Schwangerschaft

 

 

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