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Phobia

Phobias are a heightened anxiety response, often connected to an incident that created a strong emotional response.

What is the difference between a fear and a phobia?

A fear is the reaction we feel when confronted with a threat or danger. It is an essential protective 'fight or flight' instinct, which makes us prepare to either run away from that danger, or stick around and fight it out. Fears can restrict many areas of life and have a negative impact on day to day living.

A phobia is a heightened and sometimes seemingly (to others) irrational fear which becomes attached to an object or situation.

Hypnotherapy can help to change the response to the fear and reduce levels of anxiety.

A phobic response

When there is a strong phobic response it is a usual to take steps to ensure there is little opportunity to confront the situation and avoid the object or situation. In some circumstances this avoidance can be limiting and cause social difficulties.

A phobic reaction will often be accompanied by strong feelings of anxiety, sweating, an increased heart rate, loss of control and in some situations feelings of panic.

How can Hypnotherapy help overcome a Phobia?

Hypnotherapy can be a successful tool in overcoming phobic responses. Using a three step fast phobia therapy the emotional response to the object or situation is desensitised.


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Eileen Jacques

Clinical Hypnotherapist

MA, HPD, DHP