What’s the difference between a fear and a phobia?
A phobia is a more extreme reaction. You will likely get a physical reaction dizziness, sweating, shaking or heart racing. You likely know you are been irrational about it but that does not help, it can lead you to feeling isolated as other people do not understand.
A phobia is usually a learnt behaviour from a one off bad experience which means because it is learnt it is relatively easy to fix. Under hypnosis we just have to give your subconscious mind an “upgrade” to a better learnt behaviour. It can usually be resolved with one session.
A phobia might not affect your every day life it might only be when you come to do that thing. Good examples are flying, needles, hospitals/dentists, spiders, confined spaces, open spaces or other animals. The list is not exhaustive and it’s what affects you. Phobias are also easily passed onto our children as they see the extreme reaction and think it normal behaviour.
Fear is not as extreme as a phobia but can be towards the same type of things mentioned. Fear is a natural emotion and it is there to keep us safe and because of this you can be assured that your fear would always be reduced to an acceptable level for you to cope with.
If you feel a fear is getting out of control and starting to affect your everyday life, please get in touch and we can discuss how to improve this.