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How To Get Rid Of A Phobia

Do you want to know how to get rid of a phobia? Hypnosis is  one of the most effective ways to get rid of a phobia. Hypnosis is a natural method which can be used to cure a phobia quickly and painlessly.

The first step to understanding how to get rid of a phobia is to understand that phobias are learnt. Normally learning is a process that can take a few attempts. An example would be learning to read or ride a bike,  it takes a number of times before it becomes automatic.  When fear is  present your brain learns a lot faster and phobias can be learnt  from bad experiences or from other people such as friends of family members.

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Tips On How To Get Rid Of A Phobia

There are several tips on how to get rid of phobia, however a lot of them might not be effective as a phobia is an irrational fear based response. A phobia can cause physical and psychological stress and can affect your ability to act normally. People with phobias feel uncomfortable and avoid whatever they fear at all costs. Sometimes it can also inhibit activity.

There are different types of phobia’s and not all fears are phobias.

Phobia Symptoms
phobias can produce the following reactions.

• Uncontrollable restlessness when you experience fear.
• Doing everything possible to avoid what you fear.
• Not capable of normal activity because of your fear.
• The physical reactions such as sweating, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, or feeling of panic or intense anxiety.

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Phobia is originated from the Greek word for ‘fear’. It is a strong continual fear of situations, activities, objects, or persons. The major symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable wish to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is out of one’s control or if the fear is interfering with everyday life then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be considered.

So, basically, phobias are a kind of anxiety disorder much along the lines of fear and panic. According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, phobias affect about one in 10 people in the UK.

An American study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) discovered that between 8.7% and 18.1% of Americans suffer from phobias.

Broken down by gender and age, the study helps to discover that phobias were the most common mental illness amongst women in all age groups and the second most common illness amongst men older than 25.

It affects people of all ages, from every walk of life, and in all part of the country. The APIRE (American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education) has reportedly said that in any given year, at least 7.8% of American adults have phobias.

Phobias shouldn’t be confused with fear. Fear is so much less dramatic than a phobia. According to the dictionary, the word ‘fear’ denotes a painful feeling of impending evil, danger; and even trouble etc. the condition or feeling of being afraid. While fear is as a result of a phobia, it is definitely not the definition of it. It is basically a symptom.

Phobia is used in a non-medical sense for aversions of all kinds. These terms are generally constructed with suffix-phobia. A number of these terms describe prejudices or negative attitudes toward the named subject. Some examples include xenophobia (fear or dislike of strangers), homophobia (fear or dislike of homosexuals), and even Christianophobia (fear or dislike of Christians). how to get rid of a phobia

It is also possible for an individual to build up a phobia over virtually anything. The name of a phobia usually contains a Greek word for what the patient fears and the suffix-phobia as said earlier. Creating these terms can really become a type of word game, however, few of these terms are also found in medical literature.

Many people still wear their phobic badges around their friends and family. They may be agoraphobic (afraid of open spaces or crowds), claustrophobic (afraid of closed in spaces), hydrophobic (afraid of water), or genophobic (afraid of sex). The list goes on endlessly.

It is not exaggerated to state that the majority of people have an irrational fear of  certain things or situations, without the necessity of fulfilling the diagnostic criteria for a phobia (irrational fear may develop into a phobia when it starts interfering with the particular person’s usual activities). The most common simple phobias are those of spiders (arachnophobia), reptiles, mice and other animals. These phobias usually start in childhood and often disappear without any treatment.

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When the phobic stimuli are encountered, people are defeated with a strong and immediate anxiety reaction (palpitations, sweating, breathing difficulty, paleness). Gradually, mere imagery or anticipation of the phobic stimulus helps to provoke anxiety symptoms and can really lead to avoidance behaviour and/or major modification of one’s lifestyle.

It is at this point when the phobia really becomes problematic, treatment should immediately be explored on how to get rid of a phobia.

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13 Comments

  • You know, what you said about phobias being “learned” sounds true. However, what would you call a toddler being afraid of Barney if they met Barney in person? Especially if this was the first time they met Barney.

  • Keira

    Reply Reply May 26, 2014

    My father died in an accident involving a camping gas canister. It has been 14 years now but I still get cold sweats, shaky and feel sick when having to deal with one whilst camping. I also found myself unable to drive up to one of those vans that collect empty canisters and deliver full ones, I was scared it would blow up so I stayed a good distance away.
    His death also made me fear my husband being late from work even by 10 minutes.For some reason I have over come that fear but not the one with gas canisters.

  • Rooster Rodriguez

    Reply Reply May 26, 2014

    Phobias can be a debilitating thing. And the loss of productivity and functionality due to ones phobia can be enormous. Indeed, beat the gravest fear out of your body, feel good and positive. That should be the motto of a person having phobia. Most of the phobia’s can be cured with self consciousness and effort.

  • aandygroup

    Reply Reply May 27, 2014

    Unfortunately there are a lot of people that have at least one phobia and this is extremely sad . I am sure that a hypnotherapist would help a lot any person . To be honest I also have a phobia : bug and anything similar to them are horrible and disgusting . Until now I haven’t thought about going to a therapist but I am pretty sure I will do something with my phobia in the near future .

  • John Parker

    Reply Reply May 29, 2014

    I honestly can not stand any bugs , snakes or anything that has any legs or no legs at all . I have had this phobia since I was a kid and I haven’t managed until now to do anything useful . Right now I am thinking very seriously of going to a hypnotherapist and this article made me have this great idea .

  • Brendan

    Reply Reply June 1, 2014

    I have phobias of a few things, such as insects & spiders, ghosts and the dark. I tried outgrowing them, but it seemed to feel more real as I got older. If this really works, I should probably give it a try. I mean, I could use the help these days. I just scare too easily.

  • Sheri

    Reply Reply June 8, 2014

    I have an annoying problem with phobias of bugs and most animals. I wont go outside often. In fact, I had to get this computer sent to me and brought into my house by a neighbor. I hate living life like this, because I fear everything it seems. I just want help and I need it now.

  • Rachel Goode

    Reply Reply June 8, 2014

    The only phobia I have, are clowns. It’s weird to say I am afraid of clowns, but it’s one thing I absolutely hate. I wish I could get over it, but I seem to handle it pretty fine when I’m close to one. It’s not like I’m super afraid, I just freeze up and nearly pass out. Usually I walk away and try to find a friend. It’s rough, but I can handle it.

    Maybe it’s time to try this. It’s not like I see clowns every day, but it is annoying when I go to fairs or circuses or something along those lines.

  • Annie B

    Reply Reply June 11, 2014

    I had a real fear of needles which I know is common enough. It used to really annoy me as I would start shaking and sweating if I had to get an injection and would faint and then feel really silly. I thought if I could trace it back to when it first happened and rationalize it then I could ‘cure’ myself but it didn’t help. I didn’t always have the phobia and can remember my school immunizations not causing me any upset. I knew I had to get several injections for a job I was desperate to get but almost didn’t apply as I couldn’t face it and got uptight at the very thought of it. My brother had read up on hypnosis and suggested i give it a go. The therapist was wonderful. He took me back to the first time which had been when I watched my poor Mom being injected with chemo with the biggest syringe full of pink liquid I’d ever seen. That’s what had triggered off the fear. In that one session he cured me and I didn’t think twice about going for the job and getting it! And the injections weren’t as bad as I thought they would be and this time I felt silly for letting such a fear rule my life for so long. Great article!

  • Winston J.

    Reply Reply June 12, 2014

    Good thing I don’t have any phobias, but I think it’s a good idea for some to try to use hypnosis for phobias. I have family who have odd phobias and some really odd ones. Great article Biodun.

  • Lisa Fen

    Reply Reply June 13, 2014

    Yeah, thankfully I have no major phobias. I’ve heard of some really messed up ones to ones that I find funny. And I know that’s not a good thing to say, but that’s me. I understand if someone has a phobia, so I think it’d be best to just try the likes of hypnosis and see if it works for you.

  • Greg Jackson

    Reply Reply June 13, 2014

    As a kid I was scared of cats, but the way my father got me over it was by getting a cat and putting her in my room with me as I was sleeping. I woke up and there sat a cat staring back at me. I was freaked out, but I remember it was a challenge to get through. It was forced therapy as I see it. I would have rather had hypnotherapy, but when I saw that this cat was no threat to me, it all seemed to fade away.

  • Maggie West

    Reply Reply June 15, 2014

    Great post and video Biodun. It was a very interesting read. As for phobias, I can’t think of any that I may have, maybe any creature from Australia, especially the giant spiders out there. But since I live in a small town where there is essentially nothing scary, I think I am good to go. 😀

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