Overcome your Fears and Phobias

Fears and phobias can have a big effect on your life. A phobia is an irrational fear of something that’s unlikely to cause harm. The word itself comes from the Greek word“phobos,” which means “fear” or “horror.”  It’s impossible to name all the possible fears that people can have, especially as names are always being invented for new fears and phobias.

Most fears and phobias tend to fall into five general categories:

  • Fears related to animals (spiders, dogs, insects)
  • Fears related to the natural environment (heights, thunder, darkness)
  • Fears related to blood, injury, or medical issues (injections, broken bones, falls)
  • Fears related to specific situations (flying, riding an elevator, driving)
  • Other (fear of choking, loud noises, drowning)

Having occasional fear and anxiety is actually normal. However, when fear stops you from doing things that you want to be doing what you want to be doing, that’s when you need to seek help. If you are starting to experience panic attacks when you’re in certain situations, these panic attacks can be so uncomfortable that you do everything you can to avoid them in the future.

The fear, the sheer panic that you experience is so real and the emotional pain so intense that it can stop you from doing the things you want to.

Throughout your life, you are constantly updating the store of knowledge that helps you identify objects, sounds and sensations. You begin with a pre-programmed set of instincts such as the feeding impulse and the fright response as a baby. As you grow, with time and experience, you gain more and more information to be assimilated, you become better equipped and better able to search and find data that is pertinent to the stimuli that are delivered through one or more of our senses.

As you grow older the mass of information stored in your memory continues to increase, so each search for pertinent information has more and more to draw upon. There comes a point when the smallest of clues can be enough to enable the subconscious to provide enormous quantities of information that relate to the experience.

This is great when you develop habits such as getting dressed, riding a bike, or driving a car. A little bit of fear is good as it keeps you safe, such as not walking out in front of moving traffic or jumping out of a moving vehicle. It’s not so great when it develops as a fear or phobia that prevents you from doing something you want to do.

Your subconscious mind contains your body image, your habits, your emotions, your survival instincts, and your creativity, plus it controls all your bodily functions like your appetite and metabolism.

With hypnosis, we can re-write your life script. You can make that change and regain control of your life.

When: Appointments are available online and in-person in Lowestoft and Norwich between 9 am to 6 pm. Other appointment times may be available by prior arrangement.

Where: Sessions are available at The Crystal Cabin, 76 The Avenue, Lowestoft, NR33 7LN and Suite 14, (1st Floor), St Francis House, 141-147 Queen’s Road, Norwich, NR1 3PN

Programme: Initial consultation followed by 3 sessions. Some people require additional support and further sessions can be arranged after session 3 if needed.

To book: Call Katina on 01502 587 341 or email hello@KatinaChapman.co.uk

 

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