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Can I get fast effective help for my fears and phobias? Yes You Can

So what’s the difference between a fear and a phobia?
A fear is a subconscious response whereby we become scared and have little control when exposed to a particular trigger.

A phobia is an irrational subconscious response whereby we become terrified and have little or no control when exposed to a particular trigger. Phobias are much more intense than fears.

How do phobias develop?
Phobias are an 'external symbol of an internal anxiety'
Fears and phobias are thought to be caused by inappropriate learning. Sometimes we experience traumatic events and emotions during our childhood and as we grow up. If the emotions associated with these times were very intense and unpleasant to deal with, our subconscious minds 'bottle them up' and even lock away the memories of them.
It often takes many years for the phobia to develop. Then something triggers the original emotions. The feelings and panic felt as a response to a phobia are the subconscious mind’s way of protecting a person from a dangerous situation, but the danger belongs to the past, not the present. Nevertheless our in built "fight or flight” response perceives danger and the terror of the phobia takes hold of us.
Most of the time we can rationalise there is no real threat to our safety from everyday situations such as public speaking or flying. However anticipating how we will feel during our next phobic episode results in persistent worrying and intense anxiety. This fear of the fear itself fuels the development of other phobias such as agoraphobia, and various social phobias.

How are phobias categorised?
Specific and Complex Phobias

Specific Phobias

A specific phobia is an intense fear of a living thing, environment, single situation or object.
Animal phobias: Animal phobias are fears caused by an animal or insect. Eg Fears of snakes, spiders, rodents and dogs.

Natural environment phobias: Natural environment phobias are fears caused by objects found in nature. Examples include fear of heights, fear of storms, fear of water, and fear of the dark.

Situational phobias: Situational phobias are fears triggered by a specific situation. Examples include fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), fear of elevators, fear of flying, fear of dentists, fear of driving, fear of tunnels, and fear of bridges.

An Object Phobia
(books, knives, needles, feathers etc)

Blood-Injection-Injury phobia:  Blood-injection-injury phobia involves fear of blood, fear of injury, or a fear of injections or another medical procedure.


Complex Phobias
A complex phobia is intense fear involving a number of anxieties.

Although agoraphobia is traditionally defined as a fear of public places and open spaces, it is now believed that it can develop as a complication of panic attacks. Fearful of subsequent panic attacks, people with agoraphobia become anxious about being in situations where escape would be difficult or embarrassing. They tend to avoid environments where their panic may be invoked such as shopping centres, airplanes, bars or restaurants. In severe cases sufferers only feel safe at home.

Social Phobias
Social phobia, also called social anxiety disorder, is fear of social situations where you may be embarrassed or judged. If you have social phobia you may be excessively self-conscious and afraid of humiliating yourself in front of others. Your anxiety over how you will look and what others will think may lead you to avoid certain social situations.
Fear of public speaking, an extremely common phobia, is the most common social phobia. Other fears associated with social phobia include fear of eating or drinking in public, talking to strangers, taking exams, mingling at a party, and being called on in a classroom or workplace.

Which phobias can hypnotherapy help with?
Literally hundreds of phobias can be treated with hypnotherapy. Please feel free to contact us about your own symptoms.
Here are a few of the most common phobias:
• Achluphoboia – fear of darkness
• Acrophobia – fear of heights
• Agoraphobia – fear of open spaces (or fear of leaving home)
• Arachnophobia - fear of spiders
• Aviophobia – fear of flying
• Claustrophobia – fear of closed spaces
• Demophobia – fear of crowded places
• Emetophobia - fear of being sick or being around sick people
• Mysophobia – fear of germs or dirt
• Social Phobia – fear of being in public or social situations
• Xenophobia – fear of strangers
How many sessions will I require?
Everybody has different issues to be resolved and therefore no two clients will have the exact same outcomes. Generally though treatments will involve anywhere between 2-4 sessions with almost all clients reporting a vast improvement in their condition after just one visit!

So what’s the solution?
Through hypnotherapy we find and resolve the emotional cause of the phobia and then change the client’s perception of past events. Once the emotion involved in these past experiences has been released the client is free to regain full control of their life.
None of us were born with anxiety, panic, fears or phobias so:
Anything that can be learned can be unlearned!!!

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Dublin Hypnosis in part of YesYouCan Hypnotherapy Clinics, who currently operate from two main clinic locations serving a nationwide client base.

Dublin: Clare St.

Waterford: 8A St. John’s Villas, Waterford
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Eamonn Meaney

Phone: 083 3511775
Clare Street Medical Centre
26 Clare St.
Dublin 2
E-mail: eamonn@dublinhypnosis.com