There are some common phobias everyone has heard of and many people have experienced such as a fear of:
- Heights (acrophobia)
- Hospitals (nosocomephobia)
- Flying (aviophobia)
- Spiders (arachnophobia)
- Events or spaces (agorophobia)
- Germs and contamination (mysophobia)
There are many many more and a comprehensive list is found at Time. A fear of Public Speaking is considered to be the number phobic fear that people have, which is closely akin to being able to speak up in front of a group of strangers.
Fears & Phobias
Most people can relate to having a fear of something, but there’s a difference between a slight fear or feeling of intrepidation, like the one you feel when making an appointment for a dental check-up, and the full-blown fear where someone goes into a whole set of fear-related symptoms, such as sweating, getting cold, turning pale, shaking, and so on. As an example let’s look at a medical phobia.
Dealing with a medical phobia could save your life. Seriously, if you are frightened of going to the doctor you could be allowing a health niggle to worsen, if you leave it unattended. You need your doctor’s diagnosis and tests to determine what steps are needed. And if fear and phobias are at work, your worries can build into something that gets all out of proportion, which helps no-one.
Does Any Of This Sound Familiar?
There won’t be any unsightly images here, because that might be something you couldn’t possibly face, at the moment, anyway. But what if you could look at medical procedure images without even flinching because it no longer mattered to you one way or the other?
You might think that’s impossible, but when you understand the subtle connections in how the brain, mind and body work in tandem, then it’s not so surprising to learn that you can reverse how you feel at the moment, and take back any control you’ve lost when you’re placed in these sorts of situations.
Jack’s Fear Of Blood Tests
Do You Get Worried About Medical Appointments?
- Having to have an injection or blood test?
- Having tests to diagnose what’s going on and the thought of what they’ll find?
- Having an intrusive x-ray?
- Having a surgery?
- Just the idea of ‘a visit to the hospital’?
- Having a diagnosis?
- Having a medical person say you need to make ‘lifestyle changes’?
- Bad memories of the hospital?
Daniel’s Anxiety About Needles
This Also Works For Dental Treatments
- Are you spooked by the Dentist drill?
- Does the thought of having a ‘check-up’ set your nerves on edge?
- Do you put it off?
- Is having an extraction more pleasing than a filling?
- Is it a tense experience from the minute you book the appointment?
Alison’s Aversion To Hospitals
What Can Happen Instead
EFT Tapping is one of the best techniques when it comes to getting a set of anxious behaviours like a phobia under control and EFT Tapping is the best treatment available to reduce a phobic fear to zero. When it’s resolved you’ll hardly be able to remember where it came from, much less feel the original nervousness.
This means you regain control and are not only able to face a necessary medical procedure, but you’ll be relaxed and able to ask all the questions you are usually too panicked to remember to ask, at the time.
What causes phobias?
Phobias do not have a single cause, but there are a number of associated factors. For example:
a phobia may be associated with a particular incident or trauma
a phobia may be a learned response that a person develops early in life from a parent or sibling (brother or sister)
genetics may play a role – there’s evidence to suggest some people are born with a tendency to be more anxious than others
Read more about the causes of phobias.
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