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What Can Cure Fears And Phobias?

Written by: Oksana Saprykina, Executive Contributor

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A fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by the anticipation or awareness of danger. A fear is a bit different than a phobia because it is usually the result of a traumatic incident.

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Phobias are far rather common than people may think. According to research more than 11% of the population have some kind of irrational fear.

A phobia is an irrational fear, a fear without any particular reason. People with phobias experience unwanted responses to actions, animals, insects, objects, or places. A phobia definitely brings up fear and anxiety in a person, however the reason for the intense feelings of fear often have an unknown cause.

People can develop phobias in their childhood, often as the result of an unpleasant experience. Sometimes children learn to develop a phobic response by witnessing the fearful behaviour of a parent or sibling.

The physical response is known as a stress response. People often describe their reaction as being ‘paralysed with fear’ or ‘just wanting to run away’ from whatever is triggering their response. People with phobias know that their response is irrational, making it harder to understand or accept. They often manage their phobia on a day-to-day basis by avoiding the trigger.

Most common phobias:

  • Fear of dogs

  • Fear of driving

  • Fear of dentists

  • The fear of germs or dirt. May be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  • Fear of flying

  • Fear of heights

  • The fear of situations in which escape is difficult. This may include crowded areas, open spaces, or situations that are likely to trigger a panic attack. People will begin avoiding these trigger events, sometimes to the point that they cease leaving their home.

  • Fear of needles

  • Fear of pregnancy

  • Social Phobias: The fear of social situations. In many cases, these phobias can become so severe that people avoid events, places, and people that are likely to trigger an anxiety attack.

  • Fear of sickness

  • Fear of spiders and other insects

  • Fear of water

Can Phobias Be Treated ?

Yes, phobias can be treated with hypnotherapy! Rapid Transformational Therapy has been proven to be very successful for these conditions.

When someone has a real phobia, they spend an inordinate amount of time or make an unnecessarily large effort to avoid the thing they fear. These phobias go further than general fear, causing phobic people to constantly worry that they will encounter the object/situation that they fear.

Time and energy is often used to avoid the object of fear – and if they do come across it, they endure high levels of distress, experiencing nausea, shortness of breath and potentially even panic attacks.

RTT is able to remove the triggers from the subconscious mind and install a new programme, so the client is able to live the life free of fears and phobias.

Why Hypnotherapy Can Be Effective?

The state of hypnosis is characterised by brain changes which tend to allow for greater emotional control and less self-consciousness. This means that people are more likely to put themselves into imaginal situations and that, in those situations, they can retain more control over their emotional responses. The fact that some people are more responsive to positive suggestions when in a state of hypnosis, hypnotherapy may provide an effective therapeutic intervention for phobias.

An integrated hypnotherapeutic approach could start showing results after one or two sessions, though a longer course of treatment may be needed.

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Oksana Saprykina, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Oksana Saprykina is an established Certified Hypnotherapist practicing an award-winning method ‒ Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) taught by Marisa Peer. Oksana lived and worked in four countries on different continents. She speaks three languages fluently and works with clients around the world. Oksana is an expert at identifying her client's talents and passions and converting them into the career of their dreams. She has the skill and ability to make a difference in someone's life in an extremely rapid straightforward way. She helps clients unblock and release old behaviors or beliefs and allow that person to take back the life they dreamed of but never believed that was available to them.



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