Do you live with phobia and think that it will be with you for life? Well, that’s a lie because it could leave you and never returned if you get the right knowledge and solution. In this post, I’ll love to share with you some things to know about phobia, and also let you understand that it can leave you forever.
What is a phobia?
A phobia is commonly referred to as a form of anxiety disorder and is also known as a persistent dread of a scenario, an object, or even a kind of sound in which the victim commits to massive lengths in dodging, normally with a large disparity to the real issue, most times seen as fallacious.
Based on Wikipedia’s description of a phobia is a form of anxiety disorder usually marked with a persistent fear of a situation or an object in which the victim tries to great lengths in avoiding, usually very much disproportionate to the particular issue posed. Most times recognized as irrational and abnormal.
There are many forms of common phobias with the likes of heights, closed in places, insects, flying, driving, needles, and snakes.
However, there is a lengthy list of phobias that demonstrates to us that we could be scared of virtually anything. Most often phobias begin in childhood, but can also develop later in one’s life.
The Phobia is entirely irrational
People with phobias discover that the phobia is entirely irrational but cannot seem to control the feeling of being unnecessarily scared. Simply remembering the feared object or sceneries will make the individual feel anxious, his or her heartbeat rate increases, they become uncomfortable, they feel dizzy, they even want to cry and feel faint.
When victims are being exposed to the stimulus that triggers the phobia, they have this sense of terror and become overwhelmed. The feeling is so terrible that the victim can go to great lengths and take unbelievable steps just to avoid what they are scared of, often inconveniencing themselves or even altering their habits or lifestyle.
Thomas, for instance, had claustrophobia and didn’t want to fly in an airplane and could not visit his son who resided in England. They haven’t seen from years, and now he was getting married.
Thomas’s phobia was so intense that he could not get himself to buy and book a ticket to see him or attend his only son’s wedding. In his own words, ” I used to be able to board a plane and travel, but my wife had to stand in front of the toilet door on the plane, as I was extremely anxious in this confined space that was not able to close the door. The feeling of not wanting to travel by air got even worse, and I made up my mind never to board a plane again.
I decided to do something about it and fast as my one, and an only kid was about to get married, and my absence was definitely going to ruin his wedding day as well as his life”. Comprehending the phobia is the first and foremost step to overcoming it and finding help.
Comprehending the phobia
There is a gigantic difference between being afraid of a situation that is obviously dangerous and having fear when in reality there isn’t anything to be scared. Fear is a standard response that has the potential to either protect or harm us in life. If we realize that we were in a dangerous situation it only serves as a smart and protective purpose, you know, activating the automatic flight to flight response or reflex. With our minds and bodies ready and alert for action, we are ready to react quickly, and in a more narrowly focused way and simultaneously have a chance to protect ourselves from potential harm.
Meanwhile, in the case of phobias, the problem is greatly exaggerated and sometimes none existent. For instance, it’s only normal to be scared of a huge, aggressive looking wolf in front of you, but it is entirely irrational to be afraid of a cute and friendly poodle on a leash, as you would be if you had the phobia of dogs.
There are few signs you need to take note of to certify that you have a phobia ;
Physical signs and symptoms
Fast heartbeat rate
Chest pain or tightness
Trembling or shaking
Sweating or feeling cold
Emotional Signs And Symptoms
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or panicky
Feeling “unreal” or detached from yourself
Feeling as if you are dying
Feeling out of control and powerless
Needing to escape
It’s very crucial to remember that phobias are very common and a lot of individuals suffer from various forms phobias. If you presently have a phobia, I just wanna let you know that you do not have to live with it forever.. It’s great to know that phobias are completely treatable and most times clients just have to go through just three or four sessions to permanently get rid of the phobia.
For instance, A lady I came across who’s name was Lynn had a phobias of insects and bugs as a kid and later developed another new phobia, a phobias of holes also known as Trypophobia, she was not able to look at honeycombs, ant hills, dried flowers with holes or any object that had holes in them.
Most times she was not able to go out into the woods or nature even, and also Facebook was a no-go area as she was scared that she could come across the unsightly looking object with holes.” I felt like I was never going to overcome my phobias. It only seemed too difficult. I will feel faint; my heart starts racing uncontrollably, I just feel like running far away when I come across or see anything with holes. I felt terrible about this I felt debilitated and ashamed of my reactions and reflexes as a nobody could comprehend it. ” and those were her own words.
Alternative Treatments Can change your Life
Well later on Lynn and her fiancé Craig decided to try out Hypnotherapy. After she and Craig finished explaining her situation her reactions and her feelings in detail, they were hypnotized and made to believe that they could defeat her fears gently and calmly. Desensitization and Hypnotherapy techniques joined forces to help them overcome her fears efficiently and fast. She needed just four sessions to be permanently healed of her phobias and become phobia-free.
Craig her fiancé said she was now able to fly around the world with him, she said it was incredible to use the toilet without even noticing a hole when we were overseas, we went on an overnight bottle trip where we had no choice but to sleep in a tiny room on the ship( where a lot of holes were) and she was perfectly fine. We managed all we had perfectly. And at a point, she said she couldn’t believe that she was pampering such an unpleasant thing for so long and now she’s free.
Lynn is now delighted and proud that she doesn’t have to be scared of exploring mother nature or visiting friends and family as she doesn’t have to come across unsightly objects with holes anymore. I feel completely free, I am and stay in control in any situation and do not have to bother about surfing the net or going out. I discovered that I could overcome fear and anxiety, no matter how out of control it felt.
Actually, it’s quite easy to treat and permanently get rid of phobias. There exist various therapies that you could choose from, so don’t allow phobia rule or ruin your life! Take the perfect step and join the lot of people who are now living a joyful, in control and fun life
Other Trеаtmеnts to Try
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Thеrе iѕ аnоthеr tуре оf trеаtmеnt thаt will involve thе uѕе оf mеdiсаtiоn and thеrару mеrgеd. Whеn these kinds of treatments are соmbinеd quitе оftеn the реrѕоn that is ѕuffеring will рrоbаblу еxреriеnсе rеliеf vеrу fаѕt. Mаnу аdvеrѕе fасtоrѕ of mеdiсаtiоn are ѕidе еffесtѕ аnd obtaining the appropriate type of mеdiсinеѕ that will wоrk fоr thе individuаl often tаkеѕ timе.
This саn bе a ѕоurсе of frustration fоr the реrѕоn ѕuffеring thе phobia because оf thе difficulties but one thе right mеdѕ аrе diѕсоvеrеd the wоrld сhаngеѕ fоr that individuаl. Natural treatments are used to control the Anxiety generate by the specific phobia. My wife used some of those treatments because she does not like medication, also she does Yoga and I’ve seen great Changes on her.