What is a Phobia?

Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder. Phobias are developed when a person has an unrealistic sense of danger about a particular object, animal, situation, or place. Phobias are more extreme and dreadful than fears. They can be overwhelming and draining, creating a severe anxiety and lead a person to live their life avoiding the particular thing that caused them anxiety. The restriction as such, can also bring about depressive feelings.

Do I have phobias?

There are various types of phobias, all are categorised around particular objects or situations that create fears. For instance, acrophobia – fear of heights, aerophobia, fear of flying, claustrophobia – fear of confined or crowded spaces, homophobia – fear of blood, arachnophobia – fear of spiders, glossophobia – fear of public speaking, just to name a few. Regardless of the sources of phobias, symptoms may include:

  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Nausea and upset stomach
  • Increased heart rate or heart palpitations
These symptoms occur when a person is exposed to (or sometimes only think about) the particular object or situation that they have developed exaggerated fears. If you do not need to come into contact with the source of your phobia very often, it may not affect your daily life. But some phobias can make everyday life much more difficult.

What can I do to help with phobias?

Phobias tend to bypass the logical conscious thinking and go on with automatic reactions. A lot of the time, such automatic reactions stem from a traumatic experience in the past. This is why hypnotherapy is highly efficient in relieving phobias, as it can ease or remove the strong emotions from the experience. Then, embed the new response.

Usually, you will need only a couple sessions of hypnotherapy. You will learn to stay calm and react reasonably when you face the cause of phobias. You can soon be free from the irrational fears and it lasts a long-term! Just get in touch.

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