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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 easiest ways to get rid of a phobia.  A natural method to cure phobias quickly and painlessly is hypnosis.  

To get rid of a phobia you must understand they are learned.  Normally learning is a process that can take a few attempts. For example, learning to read or ride a bike.  it takes a number of times before it becomes easier.  When fear is present your brain learns a lot faster and phobias can be learnt from a bad experience. In addition, it can be from friends or family

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Tips On How To Get Rid Of Your Phobia

There are many tips on how to get rid of phobias.  However, some ways might not be effective as a phobia is an irrational fear-based response. A phobia can cause physical and psychological stress. It can also affect your ability to act normally. People with phobias feel uneasy at times. They may also avoid what they fear at all costs. Sometimes it can also stunt activity.

There are many types of phobia’s and also, not all fears are phobias.

Phobia Symptoms

Phobias can produce the following-

  • Unease when you experience fear.
  • Hard to breathe, or feeling of panic or intense anxiety.
  • Doing all that is possible to avoid the fear.
  • Not able to do normal things because of your fear.
  • Physical reactions such as sweating, increased heart rate.

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How to Get Rid of a Phobia

how to get rid of a phobiaPhobia comes from the Greek word for ‘fear’.  It is a strong continual fear of situations, activities, objects, or persons. The major symptom of this issue is the strong, unreasonable wish to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is out of your control or is interfering with everyday life.  In this instance, phobias are classed as an anxiety disorder.

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.

A US study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Found that between 8.7% and 18.1% of people suffer from phobias.

Broken down by gender and age. The study found that phobias were the most common mental illness amongst women in all age groups. It is also the second most common illness amongst men older than 25.

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

Phobia or Fear

Phobias shouldn’t be confused with fear.  Fear has so much less impact than a phobia.  The word ‘fear’ means a painful feeling of impending evil, danger; and even trouble etc.

Non-medical aversions are phobias.  The subject of fear precedes the word phobia, ie arachnophobia.  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).

It is also possible for someone to build up a phobia over just about how to get rid of a phobiaanything. The name of a phobia usually contains a Greek word for what the patient fears then the word ‘phobia’.  You won’t find these words in medical literature as they are often made up.

Some people inherit fears from family members.  A child may be fearful of spiders for example if their parent is. They may be agoraphobic (fear of open spaces or crowds).  On the other hand, they may be claustrophobic (afraid of closed-in spaces).  Perhaps hydrophobic (afraid of water), or genophobic (fear of sex). The list goes on endlessly.

The Irrational Fear

Many people have irrational fears of certain things or situations.  However, these may not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for a phobia.  Nevertheless, irrational fear may develop into a phobia if it begins to interfere with everyday 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.

how to get rid of a phobiaWhen faced with the source of their fear, the phobic has immediate reactions.  These may include, sweating, heart beating faster, paleness, anxiety etc. Gradually, mere imagery or thinking of the phobic stimulus helps to bring on anxiety.  This can lead to avoidance behaviour and/or major change in their lifestyle.

It is at this point when the phobia really becomes a problem, treatment should be explored. 

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  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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. 😀