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Phobia U

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A phobia is a strong, irrational and out of proportion fear-reaction to something that poses little or no actual danger but just the thought of it and the resulting surge of adrenaline causes your physical body to react in what is known as the 'Fight or Flight Syndrome'. This reaction is old evolutionary stuff that is well embedded in our genes from over 900 million years of evolution ever since we crawled out of the primordial ooze and developed over the millennia as a necessary part of the survival of the species. The reaction may have been useful to our ancestor caveman but is usually not a lot of use to us now, however we now have the brain power in the frontal lobes of our neo-cortex which develops very good imaginations - imaginations which the old primitive parts of our brain interprets as being life-threatening and so kicks off the 'fight or flight' reaction.

If you have a phobia then you will try to avoid what you are afraid of. If you cannot avoid it then exposure to it will probably provoke a feeling of extreme anxiety or a panic attack, even thinking about it, as explained above, can cause the same reaction.  This type of avoidance can interfere with work and social functioning. You may feel weak or cowardly and lose self-esteem when avoiding the object of the phobia.

Anxieties and feelings of not being able to 'deal with the situation' is a disempowering experience and the combination of teaching/discussion and hypnotherapy that I work with is very successful in helping to overcome this. Although the catalogue of your difficulties and anxiety symptoms may sometimes seem quite varied we don't have to treat them as separate issues. You are a whole person and I treat you as such, these things will all be inter-related in some way.

 

   

    
Alcohol
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Anxiety
Been dumped?
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Bereavement
Blushing
Child Abuse
Comfort eating
Commitment
Confidence
Cosmetic Surgery
Counselling
Divorce
Depression
Driving Test
Empty Nest Syndrome
Erectile Dysfunction
Exam nerves
Excessive drinking
Fear
Fertility
Flying
Forgiveness
Getting Married
Giving birth
Guilt from the past
Insomnia
Interviews
Laser Surgery
Morning Sickness
Nail-biting
Overweight
Panic Attacks
Phobia examples:
  
Bells
  
Birds
  
Commitment
  
Darkness
   ● Flying
  
Needles
PostTraumaticStress
Pregnant
Presentations
Public Speaking
Redundant
Relationship issues
Regret about the past
Self Confidence
Self Esteem
Sex Performance
Social Anxiety
Student exam nerves
Student Performance
Smoking
Stress
Taking control of life
Unattractive
Weight Loss

 

 
ugliness
undressing
untidiness
urine or urinating
Cacophobia - Fear of
Dishabiliophobia - Fear of (in front of someone)
Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or
Urophobia - Fear of

Uranophobia
Urophobia
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fear of heaven.
Fear of urine or urinating.

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Neil Robinson 2013

    
Alcohol │ Addictions │ Anxiety │ Been dumped? │ Bad habits │ Bereavement │ Blushing │ Child Abuse │ Comfort eating │ Commitment │ Confidence │ Cosmetic Surgery
Counselling
 │ Divorce │ Depression │ Driving Test │ Empty Nest Syndrome │ Erectile Dysfunction │ Exam nerves │ Excessive drinking │ Fear │ Fertility  │ Flying
Forgiveness
 │ Getting Married │ Giving birth  │ Guilt from the past │ Insomnia │ Interviews │ Laser Surgery │ Morning Sickness  │ Nail-biting │ Overweight
Panic Attacks
 │ Phobia examples:   Bells   Birds   Commitment   Darkness   ● Flying   Needles │ Post-Traumatic-Stress │ Pregnant

Presentations
 │ Public Speaking │ Redundant │ Relationship issues │ Regret about the past │ Self Confidence │ Self Esteem
Sex Performance
 │ Social Anxiety │ Student exam nerves │ Student Performance │ Smoking
Stress
 │ Taking control of life │ Unattractive │ Weight Loss
 

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