Fears and Phobias
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder where there is fear that feels overwhelming even though the sufferer can recognise that there is no actual or imminent danger and that the fear is either unreasonable, irrational, or both.
Some of the most common symptoms of a phobia are;
- Chest pain or other chest discomfort
- Chills or hot flashes
- Choking sensation
- Fear of dying
- Dizzy, lightheaded, faint or unsteady
- Fears of loss of control or becoming insane
- Heart pounds, races or skips beats
- Nausea or other abdominal discomfort
- Numbness or tingling
- Shortness of breath or smothering sensation
- De-realisation (feeling unreal) or de-personalisation (feeling detached from self)
The symptoms can often be the same as having a panic attack.
There are lots of phobias;
- Spider phobia
- Needle phobia
- Small Holes
- Snake phobia
- Germ phobia
- Exam fears
- Driving phobia
- Fear of flying
- Bird phobia
- Fear of heights
- Death phobia
For a full list of phobias click here.
If fears or phobias are stopping you from enjoying life, there is hope. The evidence is there that hypnosis can help, so there is no reason for you to put up with the fears and phobias that have been limiting your enjoyment of life.
To get unstuck, contact Karen at Transformational Therapy by phone on 0409 777 116.
Articles and Research
Curing Fears and Phobias with Hypnosis - 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. The Edge Magazine, Cindy Locher, May 2010
Hypnosis Can Play a Role in Overcoming Fears - Hypnosis is a safe and natural method of treatment that gets rid of phobias permanently and quickly. Hypnotherapy works by targeting negative thoughts and emotions in relation to a fear whether those memories are repressed or remembered. Natural News, Steve Jones, September 2009
The Fear Factor: Phobias - From aviophobia, the fear of flying, to zelophobia, the fear of jealousy, the list of phobias that harrow the human mind runs long. Web MD, Heather Hatfield, 2004
Emetophobia - Results of a survey on the change work done with clients suffering from emetophobia demonstrate a significant improvement in regard to the severity of emetophobia and a positive impact on locus of control, self-esteem and social anxiety. R. Kelly, C Allen