Phobias are an irrational, intense fear reaction to something – and it can be anything! They can be instinctive e.g. spider phobias or they can be learned (through conditioning) e.g. witnessing a mother’s fear of mice. They can be the result of trauma, e.g. a dog phobia after being attacked by a dog or claustrophobia resulting from being trapped in a confined space.
Agoraphobia can develop from a series of untreated panic attacks, where the only safe place is perceived to be home.
Fear of flying is a common phobia which may arise from having gone through a frightening experience during a flight or imagining such a scenario (having watched a film or heard about an incident that happened to a friend). It can also be linked to claustrophobia – being in a confined cabin space, or the feeling of not being in control.
Phobias can seriously restrict people’s lives but Human Givens therapy offers a treatment (the Rewind technique) that works quickly to cure phobias.
I can help you to overcome phobias by using the Rewind Technique – a powerful and safe visualisation technique which:
- Removes the intense fear from the phobic object or activity
- Reprocesses associated traumatic memories so that they are no longer intensely emotional
- This is often achievable in a single session, although a follow-up session is advised