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FEARS & PHOBIAS

What are you afraid of?

Fear is an emotional and physiological behavioural response to a threat – part of a natural defence mechanism for ensuring survival. Fear is a learned response and many of us learn to fear things that are not actually a threat to our survival e.g. fear of spiders, fear of flying, fear of crowds, fear of closed spaces, etc.

The person finds difficult to control fear and will attempt to avoid the object or situation.

Fear is 'something that I experienced in this life' and caused me a trauma, giving me feelings of extreme disturbance, which could be emotional and/or physical in nature. A similar situation or reference can again give me the same feelings -both emotional and physical, and I would like to avoid the situation completely. e.g. fear of dogs- say, I got bit by a dog and thereafter I do not want to go near a dog, however friendly the owner may say it is. If I come near a dog it gives me same feelings, as when I got bit.

On the contrary 'phobia' is a fear without my having experienced a related traumatic situation in this life. It could be anything. Psychologists call it irrational fear.

I have had experience of clients coming in with weird phobias where their experience related to past lives. We feel it could come from a past life experience also.

A lady was irrationally afraid of needles, she wounldn't go near one, it was discovered that she had been tortured by needles to the point of death in one of her lives. The hypnotherapy session freed her from the phobia. 

Phobias are very common. One out of every 8 people suffers from some sort of phobia. Phobia is an irrational fear of and wish to avoid a specific object, activity or situation. This fear is sometimes blown out of proportion to the real danger, which the person recognises as exaggeration.

In the medical dictionary, there are 289 recognised phobias and equally same number go unnoticed.

The symptoms are usually associated with phobias are expressed as :

  • “butterflies in the stomach”,
  • “clammy hands and sweating”,
  • “high pulse rate and anxiety”,
  • 'body shaking',
  • etc.

Phobia can aptly be defined as “fear of fear".

Some common examples are :

  • claustrophobia (fear of closed spaces),
  • xenophobia (fear of strangers) etc.

Hypnotherapy can actually help you eliminate the root cause of all fears and phobias. Most of my clients are very receptive to hypnotherapy and we work together to completely erase the fear or phobia in very few sessions or sometimes even in one session.

If you are suffering from any fear or phobia, it must be naturally hampering your normal life. So why wait another day?

Cure is just a phone call away….

Names of few fears
Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.

Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.
Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded

Bathophobia-Fear of depth.
Batophobia- Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia- Fear of cancer.
Cardiophobia- Fear of the heart.
Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high and low places.

Dystychiphobia- Fear of accidents.

Electrophobia- Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia-(or Ailurophobia) - Fear of cats.

Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old.
Gerontophobia- Fear of old people or of growing old.
Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia- Fear of glass.

Iatrophobia- Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.

Ligyrophobia- Fear of loud noises.