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Phobias - Book Your Free Consultation Today

What is a phobia?

A phobia is a persistent, often irrational fear of a specific object or situation. In the presence of this object or situation, the person will become acutely anxious. Even though the person with the phobia is reassured that the object or situation poses little or no actual danger, they will try to avoid it at all costs.

Common specific phobias include a fear of spiders, closed spaces and flying. Phobias can be very debilitating, preventing people from, for example, taking the holiday they want because it involves flying in a plane.

There are two types of phobias:

1. Simple Phobias
A simple phobia is a fear of an object, animal, situation or activity. Common simple phobias include the fear of dogs, spiders, needles, dentists, enclosed spaces and flying.

2. Complex Phobias
Complex phobias are often more disabling than simple phobias because they are often associated with a deep-rooted fear or anxiety about a particular circumstance or situation.

Examples of complex phobias include agoraphobia and social phobias. Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) can often involve several anxieties: fear of entering shops, crowds and public places, travelling on buses, trains or planes.

Mark has successfully treated many different phobias, including fear of needles, vomiting, flying, enclosed spaces, heights, dentists, driving, public speaking, blood and many more.

What will I expect in a typical session dealing with phobia?

NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, coupled with hypnotherapy, is a very effective process for eliminating all sorts of phobias. Mark offers a range of different techniques that will help to interrupt or destabilize the phobic pattern, remap your subconscious mind so that it no longer associates fear with the object/situation that previously triggered the uncontrollable fear, and get rid of your phobia.

Call 07532 200862 or email mark@positivesuggestions.co.uk today to book your free consultation and find out how Mark can help you get rid of your phobia.

Social Phobia

Social phobia is another example of a complex phobia. It includes the following irrational fears:

  • Fear of being introduced to other people
  • Fear of being criticized
  • Fear of being watched while doing something
  • Fear of meeting people in authority
  • Fear of social encounters

What are the symptoms of social phobia?

Symptoms of social phobia may include:

  • Blushing
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Shaking
  • Feeling Weak
  • Stuttering/Stammering
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhoea

Social phobias are extremely debilitating, preventing you from furthering your career, meeting new people, making friends and enjoying life to the maximum.

Why do I have these fears?

Social phobias occur because of the way you mentally react to social interaction and the self-esteem you have. If you have a social phobia you will experience the ‘fight of flight’ response in situations that aren’t actually dangerous, for example, signing your name in front of other people.

Your heart rate and breathing will increase as stress hormones are released into your bloodstream. You may start to feel panicky and out of control. You may feel like you are actually dying.

Once you have experienced this type of reaction in a certain situation, that situation will act as anchor for future anxiety attacks of this nature. You will do anything you can in order to avoid the specific social situation that triggers your anxiety.

This is because your mind is telling you, ‘Okay my heart is pounding. That means this situation must be dangerous. I’d better not come here again…’

How can hypnotherapy help with social phobia?

Hypnotherapy is one of the ways that social phobia can be cured. It works on a deep level, communicating with the subconscious part of the mind that is responsible for producing the fight-or-flight response.

By addressing the subconscious mind directly, ad re-programming it to respond to situations that cause you to feel panicky in a more positive way, your fear of social situations can be overcome.

You can overcome social phobia!

I offer several treatment options, all of which are extremely effective in dealing with your particular phobias at a deep, lasting level in a safe, caring environment.

Don’t let social phobia affect your life any longer, you are a phone call away from change.

Call 07532 200862 today or email mark@positivesuggestions.co.uk and book your free consultation to find out how Mark can help you overcome your social phobia.

 
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