A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is an unreasonable intense fear of something or some situations, which is developed when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger. People with phobias often know that their response to such thing or situation is irrational, but still can not control it.
Anxiety levels dramatically increase whenever the person approaches a phobic stimulus. This response is the body’s natural defence system or stress response, and the phobia sufferer mostly tends to do everything to avoid such circumstances. Hence, it can affect ability to function normally in daily life.
Most of the time, phobias develop during childhood or when you were feeling vulnerable, even in adulthood. A phobia may be associated with a particular incident, trauma or may be a learned behaviour from people you are or were close to.
There are several types of phobias, for example:
Fear of flying (aviophobia)
Fear of open spaces (agoraphobia)
Fear of enclosed space (claustrophobia)
Fear of darkness (achluophobia)
Fear of heights (acrophobia)
Fear of failure (atychiphobia)
Fear of bacteria (bacteriophobia)
Fear of animals or insects (e.g. dogs, snakes, spiders)
Social phobia (e.g. fear of humiliation in common social situations)
Other specific phobias (e.g. blood, needles, injection)
No matter what type of phobia you have, you may not experience any symptoms until you face the source of your phobia. Some of the reactions to the source of phobia include:
- Feeling uncontrollable panic, dread, intense anxiety
- Physical reactions such as sweating, shaking, difficulty breathing, pounding heart, nausea, dizziness
- Feeling that you must do everything to avoid the source of fear
Hypnotherapy for Phobias
The good news is, almost all phobias can be treated! HypnoHarmony’s therapy for phobias will dissolve the rooted cause of fear and anxiety that is hidden in your subconscious mind. Using hypnosis, it can be done rapidly as the unconscious is able to process information more effectively without the interference of the critical consciousness. When the cause has been dissolved, there will be no more exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger, so then no more panic feeling. Coping skills for the particular circumstance will also be suggested to your subconscious. This is to prevent and ensure that you will be able to cope with the source of phobia effectively when you experience it in the future. You will become the new you, with no limitation and restriction anymore!