What is a phobia and why do I fear things?
A phobia is described an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. Sometimes we learn these from our parents, after all these are the people who largely shape our world during our younger years, so if you see your Mum/Dad scared of something, you might think there is cause for concern. Other times they develop of their own accord, quite possibly getting worse the older we get.
Often a phobia involves a sense of danger to one’s life or fear of harm even though other people probably don’t see it as a threat. When it’s extreme, people avoid putting themselves into situations where they know they’ll come face to face with their fears. Being afraid of snakes will probably not affect your every day life but other fears such as flying can have a bigger impact, with some people never venturing abroad for a holiday or only flying short-haul.
I’ve seen people with a variety of fears, maybe the most unusual being of frogs. But don’t feel shy whatever it is, I won’t judge as I don’t like whales (especially Killer Whales!). I do only 3 or 4 sessions for fears/phobias so within a short space of time you can be feeling a whole lot better. Suggestion therapy can provide excellent results in giving a boost to your self esteem and help you deal with situations which make you feel anxious. If you specifically dislike Public Speaking please click here for more information on the relevant page.
Common symptoms associated with fears and phobias include:-
- Racing heartbeat