IS A FEAR OR PHOBIA KEEPING YOU FROM DOING THINGS YOU WANT TO DO?
- Do you get queasy at the thought of needles?
- Are you terrified of things that crawl?
- Are you fearful of being in confined spaces?
- Does just the thought of flying increase your heart rate?
- Do you avoid driving on certain highways or avoid driving altogether?
- Do you avoid social situations?
- Do you take the stairs because the thought of using the elevator is too unnerving?
- Would you rather cut off your arm than speak in front of a group?
- Do you automatically think you have a brain tumor if you have a headache?
The terms fear and phobia are similar in meaning but have some notable differences.
Fear is a normal and healthy part of life and keeps us from away from dangerous situations. Typically fears can be managed through reason and logic. However, fears can be symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of something that is unlikely to cause harm. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. There is still a lot of unknown when it comes to the actual cause of phobia. Brian, chemical, genetics, cultural factors and traumatic experiences appear to influence the development of phobias.
If you have a simple fear, you will not spend much time thinking about it unless you are forced to confront it.
If you have a phobia, you are likely to develop a fear of fear itself and may change your daily routine in an effort to avoid any possible triggers. You may dwell on it obsessively.
Fears and phobias have some differences. Fear is the feeling of not wanting to do something because of the possible consequences or because of the unknown. Someone with a fear might need to be coaxed into doing an action. People with a phobia have a much stronger sense of fear. A phobia would stop them from doing certain things in life because of the intense uncontrollable fear.
GET RELIEF AND FEEL BETTER WITH SPECIALIZED COUNSELING
If you are tired of feeling fearful, you have come to the right place. I provide a unique customized approach to help you feel better quickly. I combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Hypnosis, Neuro-linguistic Programing Techniques (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique for fast effective results.
If only the exact same approach and techniques worked for everyone every time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t and that is just the reality. I work with you to find what works for you.
It really doesn’t matter why you have the fear. What matters is that you are able to eliminate the it and move into a feeling of comfort so you can live your life. Collaboratively with you, I will help you unlock your abilities to take back control of how you feel.
Eliminating a fear or a phobia is a process of releasing what is holding you back and turning old weaknesses into new strengths.