Some people find it very difficult to understand that we can
rid someone of a long term deep rooted phobia
within just one session!
Beliefs about Phobias
Contrary to popular belief, phobias are not a mental disorder, they are a learned response, an intense fear to an object or activity. We often get calls from people telling us "I know this doesn't make sense, but I can't help myself and I just want it to stop"
As Calm Coaches we can help undo the learned responses our minds focus on, so you can stop the panic and permanently overcome these challenges. many of our clients have found it amazing that their phobias can disappear so quickly
To overcome your fears, we need to make changes at a neurological level, which means working within the layers of programs held in your subconscious mind. By rewriting the old unresourceful programs you no longer want, you can shift in your response completely. Once this occurs, you will not be able to get your fears back, as they are quite simply gone from your way of thinking
If you're ready to let go of your fears, call us on (07973 386639 to book a free consultation or ask any questions you may have
Many people are under the impression that phobias are vastly different. They may believe that a fear of spiders is fundamentally different from a fear of snakes, or that a fear of flying and fear of public speaking need two separate forms of treatment
The truth is that whenever a phobia exists, it uses one or two mechanisms in the mind to produce fear. Proper treatment involves retraining the part of the mind that creates the fear which releases the fear causing chemicals into our systems
Common phobia symptoms include excessive sweating, dizziness, dry mouth, redness of the face, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, nausea and shortness of breath.
Many of us have had experiences in childhood where phobias were formed or partially formed. When we get into a situation similar enough to the one we experienced in childhood, we may re-experience the negative feelings from the earlier event(s).
About Phobias Studies have shown that babies are afraid of two things, heights and loud noises, yet people jump out of planes and go to rock concerts! This shows that even "built-in" fears can be overcome. All other fears are learned. It makes sense when you think about it. If the mind were not capable of learning new fears no one would be afraid of cars or aeroplanes, they haven't been in existence for that long. It makes sense from a survival perspective too. Human beings wouldn't have survived if they weren't capable of adapting to new circumstances
Part of that adaptation is learning what is dangerous in a new situation. The brain attaches fear to situations to keep us from doing something dangerous. It creates this attachment in the subconscious mind because it has a much faster reaction time. You don't have to think about it consciously. If you were to put your hand on a hot stove you wouldn't have to think about it, your hand would pull away before you had a conscious thought. That's why most mainstream therapy has a tendency to be ineffective with phobias - it deals mostly with the conscious mind and often its goal is to provide "conscious insight"
How the mind creates Phobias The mind has a variety of ways to attach fear to situations and they all use the same mechanism -stimulus/response. If you know about Pavlov's dogs you know about stimulus/response. Pavlov would ring a bell and feed his dogs. After awhile he would ring the bell and not give them food, but they would still salivate. Their minds had associated the stimulus (a bell) with food, so the body would react as if food were coming!
This is the same mechanism used to attach fear to a situation or context
Think about it this way. Let's suppose that you and I were out on the tundra many hundreds of years ago and we were attacked by a bear. What would happen the next time we saw a bear? For many of us the answer would be fear
This would happen at the speed of thought and without conscious intervention. It's our mind's way of protecting us from dangerous situations, by attaching fear to them.
In this case the stimulus would be the bear and the response would be fear. This is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that the subconscious mind is much faster and more powerful than our conscious mind, so it can protect us very quickly and powerfully. The bad news is that the subconscious is not particularly logical
All the subconscious mind has to do is perceive danger in a situation in order to attach an overwhelming fear to it
How the mind maintains Phobias
The subconscious is very consistent in creating the phobic response; people don't "forget" to have their phobia. The subconscious actually uses two kinds of thoughts to send the body a message that it's time to feel fear (and maintain the phobia). Because these thoughts are usually out of our conscious awareness, it seems to the phobic as if the phobia "just happens"
What to do about Phobias Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has developed what they call a "fast phobia cure" which can accomplish just that, so you have a choice, you can live with thiis fear or phobia for another few years or you can pick up the phone and make an appointment, as we would be delighted to help you rid yourself of any fear or phobia now Call us on 07973 386639