All of us experience fear and fear is a normal part of everyday life. We feel fear to keep ourselves safe, and under normal circumstances, fear can be controlled and managed through reason and logic. We can experience fear of one thing, or event, and then never experience it again, and we can feel fear of a multitude of things throughout our lifetime
Phobia, however, is different from everyday fear. it is when fear is exaggerated and can often leave the person experiencing it petrified and debilitated. A Phobia will also usually be related to one thing or object and stems from an experience where the emotional fear response to an incident was heightened.
Let’s Talk About A Phobic Response – What Is It And How Can It Be Treated?
The Phobic Response is a severe reaction to something, whether it be an object, a place, maybe even a person (such as a Clown). Where fear can be treated using logic, a phobic response cannot be treated using logic, as the fear has become illogical.
A Phobic Response is often extreme, and instinctual, with the person experiencing it, going into Fight, Flight, or Freeze mode. Ine example would be someone who has a phobia of spiders, feeling the scene as fast as possible – this would be going into flight mode. Another person with the same phobia may react differently and go into freeze mode…. where they go completely silent and still.
Signs of a Phobic Response include:
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Complete Panic/ panic attacks
- Plus many more.
if you have such a response to something, then it might be worth looking into whether you have a phobia. I can help you with that. You can book a free clarity call with me and we will talk about what is going on for you, and if a phobia is diagnosed, the good news is that they are highly and easily treatable and I can treat it for you.
So, Do You Have A Fear Or A Phobia?
So now, having read this article you should have a better idea as to whether you have a fear or a phobia. Fear is something that can be controlled and handled with logic, and a phobia is something that is often out of control and is illogical.
How Can You Be Free From Your Phobia?
I work with clients from all walks of life to help them be free from their phobia, and some of my clients come to me with a lifelong phobia. However, regardless of how long a person has been suffering, Phobias can be treated really quickly. This is because I use an approach that bypasses the symptoms of the phobia and goes directly to the root cause of the phobia.
Once we tackle the root cause and change the emotions associated with the memory, you can walk out of my office, free from your phobia.
I hope that this article helps you work out whether or not you have a fear or a phobia and as always if you would like to work one to one with me I am always here for you.
p.s Did you know that you can also work on your phobia from the comfort of your own home with the Phobia Breakthrough Kit? Check it out in my online shop here.