Most people go through life with some kinds of fears or phobias, and yet those fears or phobias might not affect their daily life activities. But when those fears and phobias turn even the simplest action into a major life decision, they must be addressed in a manner that is both effective and definitive.
For instance, the fear of enclosed spaces may prevent a person from using the elevator to get to the higher floor of a building. The fear of darkness will prevent a person from going out to meet their friends at night.
What are fears and phobias?
Fear is an adaptive human response, a vital response to physical and emotional danger. It is a voice inside of you saying, “I think something bad is going to happen.”
The action fear prompts you to take are actions that will increase your probability for survival. It serves a protective purpose, activating the automatic “fight-or-flight” response to a real threat to one’s personal safety. It is perfectly normal, for instance, for a person to fear a huge dog with bared teeth growling at him, or an onrushing truck while crossing the street.
However, fear can be identified as the root cause of all the discomfort or emotional pain that one experiences.
A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger, an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation. For instance, a person with snake phobia (Ophidiophobia) might feel terror even when watching a video about snakes. A person with Aerophobia might freak out even before he steps into an airplane.
Fear and phobias can be triggered by many sources.
There are four general types of phobias and fears:
- Animal phobias – fear of snakes, spiders, rodents, dogs and the like
- Natural environment phobias – fear of heights, storms, water, darkness, etc.
- Situational phobias – fear of enclosed spaces, flying, driving, crossing bridges, etc.
- Blood-injection-injury phobias – fear of blood, injury, injection or other medical procedures
Some of the more common kinds of fears and phobias are:
- Fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia)
- Fear of spiders (Arachnophobia)
- Fear of darkness (Nyctophobia)
- Fear of enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia)
- Fear of heights (Agoraphobia)
- Fear of flying (Aerophobia)
- Fear of public speaking (Glossophobia)
What causes fears?
Many people with fears or apprehensions do not know why they react the way they do. Whether they shriek, gasp, jump onto the furniture or freeze on the spot, they are often unable to control their reactions.
Newborns have only two fears: loud noises and falling. The rest of the fears are all learned throughout their lives. Something perhaps they picked up from their parents, guardians, teachers or other adults during childhood. Some fears may have been developed as part of a person’s natural physical defenses that make them wary or cautious of things that might be dangerous.
Some fears developed as a result of trauma are more psychological in nature. They are usually deep-seated and are rooted in an experience or an association. A person may or may not know what this experience or cause is.
Genetics has also been suggested as a cause for certain fears, in that some people appear to be more likely than others to react with an anxiety attack when fearful.
How can hypnotherapy help?
Phobia and fear are seated in your subconscious mind; with hypnosis we can help release your phobia and fear more easily since hypnosis deals directly with the subconscious.
While medication may help ease the physical effects of fear, hypnotherapy can help release the fear itself. It is a proven and permanent method of guiding people towards overcoming their fears.
At MindLife Hypnotherapy, we do this all the time, helping people quickly release fears and phobias from their lives and regain their freedom.
Regain your freedom and have a “fear-free” life.
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- National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) Hypnotists Certification Course
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