Fears and Phobias

Phobias

Fear of Birds, Needles, Dentist, Driving, Crawlies

HYPNOSIS FOR PHOBIAS

A phobia is an unreasonable, uncontrollable, automatic fear of some person, place, thing or event. Phobias are an exaggerated fear of what is, in reality, a tiny or unlikely threat. It is estimated that about ten percent of adults have some form of phobia.  Clearing phobias with hypnosis is easy and quick. Your phobia is usually gone after one session.

Not all fears are phobias. There is a different type of fear where the person has to keep tight control of their thoughts all the time,  in case something terrible happens. The difference is that the fear is generalized, not linked to something specific. Fears can also be cleared with hypnotherapy.

Common Phobias

There are thousands of different phobias. Common ones include fear of heights, fear of a confined space (claustrophobia),  or fear of an open space (agoraphobia). Others are fear of spiders, needles, birds, blood, dentists, snakes, fear of the dark... It appears that people can get a phobia about almost anything. There have been people with a phobia of the letter 'b', or terrified of open gates, or of rooms painted green.

Your Phobia really is all in your mind. Hypnosis works on your mind to clear it. Why put up with it?

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How do you know if you have a phobia?

Phobias have distinctive symptoms:

Common phobia symptoms and sensations include:

Shortness of breath or smothering sensation
Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
Chest pain or discomfort
Trembling or shaking
Feeling of choking
Sweating
Nausea or stomach distress
Feeling unsteady, dizzy, lightheaded, or faint
Feelings of unreality or of being detached from yourself
Fear of losing control or going mad
Fear of dying
Numbness or tingling sensations
Hot or cold flashes
Fear of fainting

(Blood-injection-injury phobias are the only ones where actual fainting occurs).

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Clearing a phobia

If you can imagine yourself doing a bungee jump, even though you don't think you could actually bring yourself to do one, then you don't have a phobia. If the very idea makes you sweat and want to run away, then you do have a phobia.

That is why no amount of willpower will help with your phobia. It is also why hypnotherapy is so successful with phobias. Hypnotherapy works directly in your mind. Clearing your phobia takes a surprisingly short time, and is usually done in one session.

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CAUSE OF PHOBIAS

Phobias happen in specific situations. Phobias involve anxiety and avoidance. Thus some people get panic attacks when they fear they might get trapped and won't be able to get to a place of safety. For example, some people feel anxious in places such as elevators, subways, planes, tunnels and bridges. Social phobias are found in interpersonal situations such as public speaking, or meeting a stranger.

There are lots of things you are quite right to be afraid of that are not phobias. For example, fear of heights is a natural and valuable form of self preservation. Heights are dangerous - you should keep away from them.

To be classed as a phobia you would need to have an unreasonable fear of heights.

Phobias may be mildly bothersome or severely incapacitating. There are individuals who stay imprisoned in their homes for years because they have a phobia of going outside. The problem is not the threat, it is the panic attack that might be triggered by it.

Fear of Blood

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Fear of Blood phobia, or more exactly the Blood-Injection-Injury phobia, is different from all other phobias. Instead of the usual increase in heart rate and increased blood pressure, the opposite occurs.

Your heart rate and blood pressure fall, and you feel dizzy, and may lose control and faint. This susceptibility has a physical component, and tends to run in families.

The person feels faint quite easily and the phobia develops into a fear of losing control and fainting in public, rather than fear of the blood itself. The treatment consists of teaching you how to become aware of the onset of the symptoms, and how to keep your blood pressure up by using your muscles to counteract the fall in pressure. Once you learns how to avoid feeling faint, your fear fades away.

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BOOKING YOUR PHOBIA SESSION

Your phobia might seem funny to other people but even the simplest phobia can dominate your life. A simple fear of crawly things can prevent a lifetime of gardening pleasure. Fear or travelling can stop your family from going on holiday. Most phobias can be cleared quickly. Why put up with something that can be cleared in one session?

Your session lasts about an hour, and costs $100.

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