FEARS AND PHOBIAS EXPLAINED
The human mind can learn to overcome fears and phobias. Fears and phobias are a behaviour conditioned response from the way we think. This fear of spiders can dictate where someone chooses to live, go on vacation, work or what sports or hobbies are enjoyed. Symptoms may include excessive sweating or clamminess, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, nausea and dizziness. Often this fear is caused by an incident earlier in life which was frightening. People sometimes have the misconception that such a frightening event would have to be a long-lasting or memorable ordeal. Many people don't even remember the events which led to their phobia. The mind can create a phobia based on an instant of panic.
The more we think of something as fearful the stronger the conditioned response will be.
The psychological processing of the unconscious mind, has a lot to answer for within our every day life, for when it goes wrong, or we program it wrongly or allow others to program it for us, we are liable to run into all sorts of problems.
Phobias are one of the most common reasons for people to seek
hypnotherapy to overcome their specific fear. The most common phobias of around 100 individual phobias are, fear of spiders the fear of flying, Fear of the dentist, Fear of vomiting a Fear of open/confined spaces and the Fear of blushing, all of these phobias can in most cases be easily cured using cognitive type therapy combined with hypnotherapeutic techniques to help learn new behaviour patterns i.e. a calm reaction rather than a panic reaction to a specific thought or set of thoughts.
The Fear of Flying.
The most common cause of a fear of flying is a perceived 'bad flight' experience, but it’s true to say that this is more likely to be a perception rather than a true account of the actual flight. It’s common to hear from anxious fliers that the aircraft they have been travelling in has dropped thousands of feet.
Whilst this is clearly untrue, it is nevertheless, reality to the person affected.
Turbulence is often quoted as a major cause of a fear of flying, and it has an influence out of all proportion to what actually happens on board. Anxious passengers often believe that the aircraft is in danger during turbulence. There is a widespread feeling that the aircraft is not strong enough to withstand the forces although the truth is quite the opposite. It’s not unreasonable for passengers to believe that it’s difficult to control an aircraft during turbulence because of its apparent irregular flight path. However, a simple observation of a glass of water on the tray in front of any passenger would show how little the aircraft is actually moving.
Claustrophobia causes a number of fears, however with the fear of flying is particularly acute because, unlike being confined on a bus or train in an aircraft it is not possible to just get off at the ‘next stop’.
Normally for a claustrophobic their anxiety can be relieved slightly by opening windows or doors and in almost every other area of life there is some opportunity to change the environment or avoid it altogether. These opportunities are clearly not possible with air travel.
Remember that when you are able to deal with your fear of flying or any other fear or phobia you will not feel the way that you do now. Through the gentle techniques of hypnotherapy we can help you achieve your aim and that is to be free from fear and remain relaxed by helping you change the way you think with the powerful aid of hypnosis and other therapeutic techniques Our well established techniques has been tried and tested over nearly three decades.
Definition of a phobia
A phobia is a persistent and irrational fear of a particular type of object, animal, activity or situation.
Common phobias include the fear of particular animals (for instance, dogs or snakes), insects or spiders, high places, lightening, flying, and blood. People with specific phobias often realize that their fear is irrational but are unable to prevent it.
Specific phobias are among the most common of all psychiatric disorders, affecting up to 10% of the population.
There are no tablets or injections to remove a phobia whether you have a fear of flying, open/enclosed places, travelling or the fear of spiders or exams, having to give a presentation or speech. We can help! We will assist in discovering the psychological causes for these fears and eliminate them, so you can be free and lead a healthier and happier life, allowing you to do what ever you want to do without fear and panic and without fear of failure.
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