Attack of the Phobia
No matter how trivial or irrational it may seem to others, in the grip of fear you can feel paralysed, completely helpless, even by a small spider or the thought of going in a lift. In moderation, these phobias do little more than inconvenience you, but for a lot of people with phobias, simply being in the presence of something they fear causes:
• Irrational behaviour (climbing furniture or leaving rooms in order to avoid contact)
• Inability to go about everyday tasks until the things they fear are no longer nearby.
As much as you might be able to put up with being phobic, and perhaps even laugh about it when you’re sure the things that trigger fear aren’t around, logically, why should fear of an object, an animal or a situation have power over you? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could go anywhere you wanted and do anything you pleased without having to check that there’s nothing to throw you into panic?
Why do I get so frightened?
In the back of your mind, you know that you’re bigger than the spider, that the clown is just a person like any other, and that nothing untoward will happen when it gets dark, so you might wonder why you have phobias in the first place. Most phobias begin as a healthy dislike, and then become amplified because of factors such as stress, negative childhood associations. Once anxiety enters the equation, your brain will respond by activating the ‘fight or flight response’ that it uses when you’re in danger, not realising that although the phobia scares you, it cannot hurt you.
Regain Total Control
Just over ten per cent of adults will develop a phobia at some point, so although you may be embarrassed by it, it’s not as uncommon as you may think, Phobias can be treated by convincing the brain that they are no reason to panic. A hypnotic trance takes you too a calm place, where inner anxieties can be tackled without triggering a negative reaction from the brain. People who’ve had phobia hypnotherapy often find that they feel:
• Perfectly comfortable with that which they once feared
• More confident in unfamiliar surroundings
• More spontaneous
If you’re ready to overcome your fears, let us help you oust them in the most soothing way possible. Contact us today and see how phobia hypnotherapy can enhance your life!
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