Alison Ralph


Understanding Phobias

A phobia is more than a simple fear. It develops when a person becomes overwhelmed and gains a debilitating fear of an object, animal, place or situation. If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress. 

Phobias can develop around any object or situation, and some people may have multiple phobias. They can be roughly categorised into two groups: specific phobias or complex phobias. More information around this can be found at


Common sign of phobias can cause:

  • dizziness/lightheadedness
  • sweating
  • fast heartbeat and/or palpitations
  • nausea
  • shaking
  • an upset stomach
  • a fear of dying
  • a fear of fainting
  • numbness or tingling sensations
  • feeling out of touch with reality or detached from the body

Take action and gain control

The good news is that hypnotherapy can cure your phobias, and help you to lead much more fulfilling lives. It’s important though to make sure that your hypnotherapist has experience and success specifically in dealing with phobias. If you want to live your life free of your phobia, while making improvements to your lifestyle we reccommend you get in touch today for a free consultation and see how I can help you.

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