Phobias often develop during childhood and become aggravated during adulthood (although they can develop in adult years) and people often carry them around for decades, unaware of the fact that they can easily be eliminated using hypnosis.
Fears are usually unreasonably exaggerated; when you have a phobia you feel as though you have no control over those feelings, in spite of knowing on a conscious level that the fear is irrational.
Phobias bring about feelings of fear and anxiety and really inconvenience the victim by limiting their activities as they build their life “around” the phobia. If left untreated, phobias can lead to further detrimental effects, incapacitating the victim in situations that trigger the fears.
There are generally four types of phobias:
- Natural environment phobias – fear of heights, storms, water, darkness, etc.
- Animal phobias – fear of snakes, cockroaches, spiders, frogs, dogs, etc.
- Blood-injection-injury phobias – fear of injury, shots, injections in hospitals, fear of blood etc.
- Situational phobias – fear of flying, dentists, driving, tunnels, and bridges, and social situations such as speaking in public, dating, and so on.