Effective Way of Eliminating Fears and Phobias
- Achluophobia or fear of darkness;
- Acrophobia/Altophobia or fear of heights;
- Aerophobia or fear of flying;
- Nyctophobia/Lygophobia/Achlouphobia or fear of darkness;
- Arachnophobia or fear of spiders;
- Ophidiophobia or fear of snakes;
- Hoplophobia or Fear of firearms; and,
- Panophobia/Pantophobia or fear of everything
These are just a few of the hundreds of other types of fears people may have (the American Psychiatric Association recognizes more than 100 different types). As defined in the healthline.com web page, a phobia is “an excessive and irrational fear reaction,” and though people who have phobias realize that their fear is both excessive and irrational, but they are unable to do anything about it. The only major problem is that these fears, besides being annoying, can also interfere with one’s performance or work in school or office, as well as in his/her personal relationships.
Having a phobia is no joke, especially to the estimated 19 million Americans whose fear/s causes/cause them difficulty in some areas of their lives. Just imagine a person who has been offered a job as a top manager in a giant corporation, but is afraid of taking elevators or flying in airplanes – with both these phobias, he/she may just as well kiss his/her job offer goodbye, and maybe many other job offers too.
A phobia can be caused by genetic and environmental factors, distressing events and/or exposure to various things, such as extreme heights, insects or confined spaces while very young. While a person’s fear may seem irrational to another person, to him/her who is affected, this fear is all too real; a major cause of an uncomfortable life.
However, general anxiety or fear is usually generated by an unconscious response to the ‘misuse’ of the imagination. Basically, the ‘back part’ of the mind is getting the message from the imagination that something bad is going to happen, and so creates a state of readiness in the mind and body: anxiety.
One effective way to solving not just the fear, but, more important, the source or cause of the fear itself is through hypnosis or hypnotherapy. During hypnosis, a person is given suggestions that he/she would accept more easily that if he/she were conscious. Since these suggestions are made to the subconscious, these will be retained and result to a change in behavior after he/she is brought out of the relaxed trance.
Whatever a person’s phobia is, regardless of how long a he/she has suffered from it, and despite the dreadful life limitations he/she has endured because of it, this phobia can be addressed to move him/her in the right direction of living the life that he/she deserves and feeling the relief that he/she seeks.