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Fears and Phobias

 

So what do you do when faced with fear?  Run, freeze, feel sick or simply want to cry?

 

Fears and Phobias can range from a mild discomfort when faced with a trigger situation to crippling response patterns such as not going out, freezing, panic attacks or worse

 

There are, in the main, two types of phobias.  There is the simple type of phobia where a person reacts negatively when they come into direct contact with something that causes the fear. For example the dentist, needles, spiders or heights.  

 

Then there is the complex phobia which causes fear and anxiety continually.  

 

A complex phobia can pop up in different situations, even when you are not directly in contact with the trigger and often leaves you feeling a sense of underlying anxiety. It can manifest in many ways even when you are least expecting it.

 

A phobia  is defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding the trigger despite the fear being typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, and often being recognized as irrational.

 

Some common fears and phobias:

 

Needles

Spiders

Flying

Driving

Dentists

Open or closed spaces

Social situations

Public speaking

Balloons

Contact with specific objects or materials and more.....

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The Good News – How hypnotherapy can help

 

The good news is that your brain has an ability to learn, and to make new and more rational associations and responses. Learning new habits such as being more relaxed, calm and desensitised to the presence of a trigger can help overcome simple phobias very quickly

 

Complex fears and phobias might take a little longer to address however the process remains relatively quick if we compare it to most other approaches

 

Once you have re-established a new and positive association and response pattern you can look forward to enjoying the freedom of just getting on with living your life!