Phobias

Phobias

Experiencing a fear or phobia is very real and physical symptoms often ensue such as palpitations, anxiety, trouble breathing, and sweating. A phobia is an irrational, excessive and persistent fear of some thing or situation in which an excessive fear is perceived… but a fear in the absence of real danger. A fear is a legitimate worry, a survival instinct which warns you that a certain action or thing might harm you. Phobias can usually be traced back to an initial emotionally charged event that is now at an unconscious level. When you are re-presented with a particular trigger or stimulus the most common response is anxiety, fear and panic.

Phobias in the modern world.

There are 5 main types of phobia; simple, complex, social, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. A simple phobia is a fear of a single stimulus such as fear of heights, whereas a complex phobia is a fear of a number of stimuli: In fear of flying for example, the person may be afraid of crashing, being enclosed in the plane, losing self control etc. Those with social phobias are afraid of what might occur when in the company of other people, for example, fear of blushing, or forgetting what you are about to say. Panic attacks can be a quite terrifying but are very common and often affect those who normally give the impression of being confident and dependable. Those that suffer with Agoraphobia experience increasing nervousness the further they travel from their own home, sometimes not venturing from home at all. A phobia can make one’s life miserable, cause embarrassment, and undermine self-confidence and self-esteem. One can feel very alone with such debilitating fears.

Why Hypnotherapy is the answer.

The basic feature of any phobia is a conflict between conscious and unconscious processes. Since Hypnotherapy and NLP are the most direct way into the subconscious, it stands to reason that they can become the instrument of alleviating the irrational fear. The objective of hypnotherapy is to discover the cause(s), communicate with these unconscious processes and de-sensitise you from the fear.

Attempting to deal with a phobia at a conscious level is rarely effective because phobias happen automatically below the level of conscious awareness. Many people are already aware of the cause, or trigger of their phobia, and no matter how much they attempt to consciously control and rationalise it, they still experience them. Hypnotherapy can and will help if you want to live a life free of unnecessary fears.

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