What is a Phobia?
Anyone who suffers from a phobia knows how debilitating it can be. A phobia is an intense and irrational fear of something, someone, a place or situation which interferes, disrupts and restricts an individual’s life.
A phobia is an intense, irrational and uncontrollable fear of an object or situation. If you have a phobia, you likely know that your fear is out of proportion to the reality of the threat but logical argument doesn’t help. The fear experienced can be so irrational and intense that it can have a significant impact on your life and how you live it. Phobia suffers will go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation of their fear. Phobias are classified as anxiety disorders and share many symptoms with other anxiety disorders.
Phobias can be caused by direct trauma, learned behaviour and conditioning. There is also some evidence that we are born with a propensity to fear particular objects (prepared learning).
Fears and phobias can be incredibly overwhelming and stop us from living our normal lives. They can make us behave irrationally and affect our relationships in a negative way.
Using hypnotherapy and counselling, we can modify our learned behaviours and unconscious responses to the objects of our fears and phobias.
If you would like to arrange a FREE initial consultation to discuss how hypnotherapy for phobias and fears might help you, please contact me on 0800 035 2708