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A phobia is an irrational fear

Common phobias that trouble many people are; fear of flying, being sick, public speaking, public toilets, social phobia, death, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, heights and spiders.

It is possible to have a phobia of anything at all. Not all fears are phobias. Being scared of something like falling isn’t a phobia because there is a real danger and a need for survival in the individual. Only when the fear becomes irrational does it become a phobia.

Being frightened of something harmless like a spider or a moth has to be classed as abnormal but it is surprising how many people have these fears. If you have never had a phobia you will probably not realise how overwhelmingly powerful the fear really is for the sufferer. It can also be very debilitating when the person has to avoid or put up with certain fearful situations.

Phobias can be helped by finding the originating cause which will be one or many frights, traumas or insecurities. They can be removed by releasing the blocked emotion which causes them. If the person doesn’t have a high anxiety it can take as little as one session of therapy to clear them.

Sometimes the person will have other anxieties, worries or depression which means that deeper work is necessary to deal with all of their problems together with the phobia. Emotional Release Therapy is an ideal way to clear all of these emotional blocks and fears, and takes only 6 to 10 sessions of treatment. (See Emotional Release Therapy page). This will help the person’s general feelings and emotions as well.

It is very important when dealing with symptoms such as phobias to realise that there is an underlying cause which is making them. This will be the person's bottled-up anxiety, hurts, sadness, grief etc. If the symptom is removed without dealing with the cause then there is a strong chance that either the symptom will return or that another symptom will take its place. That is why Emotional Release Therapy is such an effective treatment for many emotional problems.