Irrational Fear and Phobia

A phobia is a pathological fear, where the feeling is an intense, uncontrollable, irrational and unendurable.

A typical phobia can bring on a wide number of symptoms, such as:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Problems speaking

Untreated, it can lead to a fear of the fear itself. Over time, phobias may grow to the point where they have a serious impact upon the sufferer’s life, where they begin to lead their lives in a way which avoids the phobic trigger, therefore gradually limit their lifestyles and activities as a way to avoid the cause of the phobia. The boundaries of their life, their abilities, ambitions and freedoms are gradually eroded, having a serious impact on their professional and personal lives and upon their families’ lives also.

Some phobias occur as a result of an unpleasant experience that a person has experienced i.e, if a child was attacked by a dog. It is possible, though not necessarily inevitable, this child may grow up to be an adult who is extremely frightened of dogs to the extent that they cannot be near one without experiencing strong anxiety or even panic. Such a phobia serves a purpose, in the same way a fear of fire or drowning might.

However, Most phobias are not directly related to the cause of the emotion, they are symbolic of it. It can happen if a child has a terrifying experience and is unable to deal with the emotions they simply “block out” the memory of the experience and the feelings that went with it. If this happens then the feelings and emotions of that experience remain. As there is nowhere for these feelings to go, they remain inside the person, sometimes dormant for many years. When the person next experiences something that they find they are unable to deal with this can awaken the original feeling of fear but not the memory of it. The psyche tries to make sense of the feelings and will project them outwards onto something, which in many cases, is totally unrelated to the original cause, in other words, it is a symbol of the emotion.

For many of us, we wonder, where does fear come from, especial the irrational ones? Especially for little children? Hypnosis is the fastest tool to uncover the cause and find cure for them.

Common Phobias

Phobias are usually divided into two groups: Social phobia and Specific phobias. The most commonly experienced by people include the following:

 

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is defined as a fear of confined spaces. Typically sufferers may experience panic in small rooms, crowds, planes and many other situations. Some people with claustrophobia are uncomfortable in any situation where they feel retrained.

The symptoms include sweating, shaking, gasping for air, dizzy, crying and palpations. If these feelings become overwhelming, they may try to get out and away quickly by any means possible.

The result is that claustrophobia can severely limit a persons life, causing them to miss out on events that to many are classed as normal everyday events, parties, cinema. For some sufferers it can add extra strain onto relationships as it can also affect other family members.

Agoraphobia

The fear of being unable to escape from difficult or uncomfortable situations. This is a dread of open spaces and takes such a hold over the sufferer that they are sometimes unable to go outside for even short periods and consequently are ‘imprisoned’ in their own homes.

 Arachnophobia or Fear of Spider

Phobia of spiders has two aspects: the fear of spider itself and the fear of the web. There might be different reasons for different individuals. Some have to do with a past event. Though the event memory has gone, the unconscious uneasiness when seeing the web/spider may trigger some sense of out of control and even paralysis.

Fear of spider, especially when it’s irrational, hinders one’s life. If arachnophobics see a spider, they may not enter the general vicinity until they have overcome the panic attack that is often associated with their phobia. Some people scream, cry, have trouble breathing, have excessive sweating or even heart trouble when they come in contact with an area near spiders or their webs. In some extreme cases, even a picture or a realistic drawing of a spider can also trigger fear.

Arachnophobia affects 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population. Treatment includes regression, relaxation techniques, systematic desensitization.

Copraphobia

This is a fear of anything related to faeces – this includes going to the toilet in public, fear of being heard going to the toilet, fear of the smell of toilets, feelings of being dirty and unclean. People who suffer from this phobia often develop complicated routines to avoid having to use a toilet outside their own home and if they have a full-time job outside this can lead to waiting to use the loo for prolonged periods of time. Apart from the anxiety and panic that this can create, it can lead to physical problems such as severe constipation, piles and other bowel disorders.

Emetophobia

This is a fear of being sick particularly vomiting in front of other people or in public places or of other people being sick. The sufferer will try to avoid places associated with eating or drinking such as pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes and tends to be extremely careful of what they eat and drink to avoid any possibility of being sick. This phobia tends to affect women more than men and consequently can lead to a women avoiding getting pregnant for fear of morning sickness. As being sick is viewed as being horrible also feel the same way about toilets and going to the toilet.

Shy Bladder

Like Copraphobia this is a fear of using public toilets but this time it is a fear of urinating in ‘public’ and can similarly vary in intensity from feeling uneasy about doing this in a public toilet to complete avoidance. This affects more men than women as men usually have to pee in front of others whereas women have the privacy of a cubicle. As with copraphobia, this can lead to physical problems such as bladder infections.

Aerophobia or Aviatophobia

Acrophobia or Fear of heights

Carcinophobia or Fear of Cancer

Brontophobia or Astraphobia or Fear of Thunderstorms

Necrophobia or Fear of Death

How does Hypnotherapy help me deal with Fear or Phobia?

Hypnotherapy is effective in helping people with phobia by helping you find the cause of the fear. Often a terrifying event in childhood can cause a repression and the mind is left with an overwhelming fear that attaches symbolically to something else. Through hypnotherapy, we work together to release this repression the symptoms of phobia. We can then cleanse and release the emotional charge so that you can take control and start to live again.

Call Kemila to overcome your fear or phobia now on 604-687-4325, book a treatment or an initial consultation.

146 WAYS HYPNOTHERAPY MIGHT HELP YOU

Discover for yourself how you can use your inner creative abilities to overcome and transform obstacles and limitations and to realize your goals in joy and freedom.
  1. Strengthening Self-Confidence
  2. Motivation v.s. Procrastination
  3. Poor Self-Image
  4. Reduce Stress
  5. Overcome Anxiety
  6. Assertiveness
  7. Worry
  8. Guilt
  9. Forgiveness
  10. Stubborn
  11. Anger Isssues
  12. Frustration
  13. IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome )
  14. Social Phobia
  15. Sales Performance
  16. Passive-Aggressive
  17. Stop Blushing
  18. Concentration
  19. Mental Focus
  20. Reach Goals
  21. Shyness
  22. Change Habits
  23. Attitude Adjustment
  24. Career Success
  25. Chronic Fatigue (ME)
  26. Relationship and Couple Hypnosis Therapy
  27. Relaxation
  28. Nausea
  29. Surgical Recovery
  30. Tardiness
  31. Gambling
  32. Memory Recall
  33. Creativity
  34. Writers Block
  35. Self-Expression
  36. Lack of Initiative
  37. Allergies
  38. Overly Critical
  39. Negativism
  40. Grieving and Mourning
  41. Weight Loss
  42. Substance Abuse
  43. Addictions
  44. Irrational Fears or Phobias
  45. Dialogue with Inner Child
  46. Insomnia
  47. Childhood Sexual Abuse
  48. Sports Enhancement
  49. Fear of School
  50. Fear of Dentist
  51. Fear of Doctor
  52. Fear of Surgery
  53. Soul Retrieval
  54. Past Life Regression
  55. Contact Spirit Guides
  56. Access Higher Self
  57. Out of Body Experience (OBE)
  58. Automatic Writing
  59. Spirit Attachment Release
  60. Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  61. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  62. Eating Disorders
  63. Cravings
  64. Compulsive Eating
  65. Communication with the Deceased
  66. Obsessions
  67. Insecurity in Relationships
  68. Child Birth
  69. Future Life Progression
  70. Fear of Flying
  71. Fear of Heights
  72. Fear of Water
  73. Depression
  74. Pain Management & Pain Control
  75. Fear of Rejection
  76. Life Balance
  77. Irritability
  78. Pessimism
  79. Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  80. Performance Anxiety
  81. Panic Attacks
  82. Temptation
  83. Road Rage
  84. Self-Awareness
  85. Aggression
  86. Stop Smoking
  87. Overcome Fear of Public Speaking
  88. Break through limitations
  89. Moodiness
  90. Sleep Disorders
  91. Age Regression
  92. Sexual Problems
  93. Irrational thoughts
  94. Lack of Enthusiasm
  95. Lack of Direction
  96. Ulcers
  97. Helplessness and Hopelessness
  98. Pregnancy and Childbirth
  99. Infertility
  100. Money and Financial Success
  101. Bed Wetting
  102. Perfectionism
  103. Trauma and PTSD
  104. Stuttering
  105. Abandonment
  106. Problem Solving
  107. Hypertension (Lower Blood Pressure)
  108. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)
  109. Deal with Changes
  110. Self-Forgiveness
  111. Nail Biting (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours)
  112. Thumb Sucking (BFRB)
  113. ET Abduction and Encounter
  114. Discouraged
  115. Fear of Loss of Control
  116. Fear of Failure
  117. Fear of Success
  118. Lack of Ambition
  119. Self-Control
  120. Inferiority
  121. Superiority
  122. Jealousy
  123. Self-Criticism & Self-Defeating Behaviors
  124. Shame
  125. Indecisiveness
  126. Resistance to Change
  127. Self-Hypnosis
  128. Restlessness
  129. Sadness
  130. Insecurity
  131. Mistrust
  132. Victimization
  133. Summer Depression
  134. Maintain Posture & Improve Body Language
  135. Presurgical
  136. Postsurgical
  137. Hoarding Disorder
  138. Gagging
  139. Dreams
  140. Nightmares / Night terrors
  141. Headaches
  142. Death or Loss
  143. Fear of Death
  144. Learn a New skill
  145. Assist Healing
  146. Self-Mastery
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