We all have, to some degree, a fear of something. Phobias can range from the very common:
Altophobia- fear of height
Aviophobia – fear of flying
Arachnophobia - fear of spiders
…to the uncommon:
Alliumphobia - fear of garlic
Allodoxaphobia - fear of opinions
Amathophobia - fear of dust
And those are just a few of the "A’s"! There are literally thousands of recognized phobias; some are culture-specific and some are considered just superstitions.
The point is, it doesn’t matter where it came from, or how silly or ridiculous it seems; if it is true to you, it is very serious. I have had a client so afraid of cats that she ran into traffic to avoid one, literally putting her life in danger.
The great news about phobias, for the majority of people, is that they are very easy to treat. With a few simple techniques, you can learn how to get a hold of the fear, change it and get back on track with your life…minus the fear.
Marygrace Anderson and Michael Gorbell offer hypnotherapy for adults and children at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. For more information about phobia treatment, contact Marygrace on 07931 547 414 or visit the MG Hypnosis website