It’s a little known fact that we are only born with two innate fears; the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling. That goes to say that any other phobias that we might have will have been learned and so can therefore be unlearned too.
Whether they affect your everyday life or just every now and again, phobias can really be crippling. They hold us back from doing things that we really want to do and stop us from progressing in life which can be really frustrating; especially when the fear is of something unusual. Phobias, by definition, are related to irrational things and so curing them doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process; especially if you go down the right channels. Here are some of the most common phobias and the best way to tackle them.
1. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders.
2. Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
3. Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
4. Claustrophobia – Fear of enclosed spaces.
5. Cynophobia – Fear of dogs.
6. Mysophobia – The fear of germs.
7. Aerophobia – Fear of flying in planes.
8. Trypanophobia – Fear of needles.
9. Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public.
10. Telephobia – Fear of making or receiving phone calls.
An Intimidating Cure
Some of these fears may affect women more than men and they all may occur with various levels of frequency but all of them will be having a negative impact on the lives of thousands of people around the world. This is not something that you should have to live with so why are you?
A lot of people say that you have to face your fear in order to cure it but that is not necessarily the case. There is a more therapeutic way of gaining control back of your life and moving past the thing that is holding you back.
A More Relaxing Option
One way of curing a phobia, which is a lot less intimidating than facing your fear head on, is hypnosis. You may not have considered an option like this before and therefore you may not realise how simple and effective it can be. Hypnosis focuses on getting the patient into a calm and relaxed state and then addressing the causes and triggers of the fear, not the subject of the phobia itself. This way the emotions connected to the phobia can be separated from the thing that is causing the fear and thus initiating a process in which the brain unlearns the phobia.
It has been known for this to happen in just one or two sessions. It’s likely that, given the choice, you still won’t choose to constantly face what you were scared of but you will be comfortable around it and will therefore be able to get on with your life. You could even attempt some hypnosis training so you can cure your own phobia and the fears of your peers.