MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM IRRATIONAL FEARS OR PHOBIAS. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WITH ANXIETY DISORDERS HAS BEEN ON THE RISE IN RECENT YEARS AND CONTINUES TO INCREASE.
These types of fears are situations where a person harbors irrational fears about something that, in reality, poses little or no danger. People often refer to these reactions as fears, phobias or anxiety interchangeably, and they all respond very quickly and positively to hypnotherapy protocols designed to work with fears. I will use the term phobia in this article for ease of reading purposes.
Phobias often develop during childhood and become aggravated during adulthood (although they can develop in adult years) and people often carry them around for decades, unaware of the fact that they can easily be eliminated using hypnosis. The fears are usually unreasonably exaggerated; when you have a phobia you feel as though you have no control over those feelings, in spite of knowing on a conscious level that the fear is irrational.
Phobias bring about feelings of fear and anxiety and really inconvenience the victim by limiting their activities as they build their life “around” the phobia. If left untreated, phobias can lead to further detrimental effects, incapacitating the victim in situations that trigger the fears.
Types of phobias
There are generally four types of phobias:
- Natural environment phobias – fear of heights, storms, water, darkness, etc.
- Animal phobias – fear of snakes, cockroaches, spiders, frogs, dogs, etc.
- Blood-injection-injury phobias – fear of injury, shots, injections in hospitals, fear of blood etc.
Situational phobias – fear of flying, dentists, driving, tunnels, and bridges, and social situations such as speaking in public, dating, and so on.
If you have a phobia and would like to treat it you may want to seek a Clinical Hypnotherapist. You can contact me for scheduling here by filling out the form.