Fears, Phobias & Panic Attacks
What is a Fear or Phobia?
If you were standing on a crumbling edge of a cliff and you are having a fight or flight reaction; heart pumping, breathing heavier, hands shaking, palms sweating – Is it a phobia? No. The threat is in direct relation to the reaction.
If you’re standing well away from the edge safely and have the same reaction- is that a phobia? YES
A phobia is an out of proportion or inappropriate reaction to an object, animal, event or situation.
A panic attack is similar, however one of its main differences to a phobia is that you may not know what exactly is triggering the attack response. Once you have experienced a panic attack many worry if they are going to have another and lose control. This spirals out of control and becomes a self fulfilling prophecy;
Phobias, Fears & Panic Attacks are all learned responses
You weren’t born with it.
A Few Short Sessions Can Have The Domino Effect – Collapsing Your Out Of Proportion Responses
Because it is a learned response, you can unlearn them; it doesn’t matter if it is a single thing or a cluster of problems.
HYPNOTHERAPY AND MINDFULNESS CAN HELP YOU CHANGE
However severe your fear, phobia or panic attack may be, hypnotherapy and mindfulness can make the difference. Putting the repeated thoughts that trigger your reactions, into the past.
The ancient Greek god Phobos was believed to be able to reduce the enemies of the Greeks to a stat of terror, making victory in battle more likely. So, turn the tide of your battle with fears and phobias into your victory.
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