There are, in the main, two types of phobias. There is the simple phobia where a person reacts negatively when they come into contact with the thing that causes fear, i.e. dentists, needles or spiders. Then there is the complex phobia which causes fear and anxiety continually.
A phobia is defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding despite the fear, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.
However, the good news is that your brain has an ability to learn, in fact you are constantly learning are you not? Learning new habits such as being more relaxed and calm can help overcome simple phobias very quickly. Now here’s an interesting fact – habits exist on the same subconscious level as phobias, and hypnosis helps create new habits or patterns of behaviour – see the connection?
The basic feature of any phobia is a conflict between the conscious and subconscious. Hypnotherapy communicates with the subconscious, filtering through how the client wants to be rather than how they currently are.
It has to be stated here that the client has to want to change their pattern of behaviour. They will also need to actively engage with the treatment i.e. listening to a mind-strengthening CD each night just before going to sleep.