To understand what a phobia is, you first have to know the difference between fear and phobia. Fear only exists in the present when faced with the source of fear. For example, if you have a fear of flying you will only feel uncomfortable once you are on the plane. Unlike a phobic, you can make it throughout the flight without too much trouble.Phobias are far more extreme. For arachnophobes, simply seeing a picture of a spider would severely distress them. They might even go as far as to check a room for spiders every time they enter a room. To put it simply, fear turns into a phobia when it disrupts and interferes with people's lives creating several inconveniences.
You probably already know that all of us were born with only two fears: loud noises and falling. The rest we acquire usually during the childhood years of our lives. This is because young children trust their role models and naturally, follow suit. An adult or a parent is the only source of information for a child so if they see authority figures acting afraid of something irrational, they will not question them.
A frightening experience can also trigger a phobia. Children often get scared and on some of these instances, the brain establishes the thing or situation as a real danger. Reassuring statements alone will not change their feelings once they have a phobia. Often nothing will be done about phobias in hopes that they will simply go away. However, the more a child is left to think over their phobia the worse it will get over time. Although adults are not as impressionable as children, they can still develop phobias in the same way. Nonetheless, adult phobias are more likely to be linked to a negative experience.
When it comes to phobias, it is worth getting professional help. An untreated phobia can persist for years on end, restricting the way you live your life. Harley Streets phycologist and hypnotherapist Adam Cox is the leading expert in curing phobias quickly and uses different methods depending on what the individual needs. These are psychotherapy, different hypnosis techniques and forms of neuro-linguistic programming to change your perception of your phobia. So, what is the best technique for you? Click on the button below and book a free consultation!