Hypnotherapy Tooting -What is a Phobia?
Phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. If you are a Phobia sufferer you would have noticed how you react automatically as your fight or fly response is activated. It is almost like if your life is at risk or you are about to be harmed. You will find yourself constantly in the look out for that you are scared of perhaps spiders, dogs etc.. If you are scared of spiders and went into a spot spiders competition you would be the winner with no doubt!
Rationally you fully understand that spiders, bubbles, water, clowns or snow just to name a few, could not harm you in normal circumstances, however your subconscious mind has learnt that needs to protect you and often puts you in difficult situations, when you find yourself running away, climbing chairs or acting weird. You probably feel embarrassed and wonder what other people may think. You may find yourself limiting your life experiences and feeling that the world is a dangerous place, worrying about a visit to your dentist, driving your car or about public speaking.