Fears and phobias


What are you afraid of?

Whether you dread the thought of taking off in an aeroplane, or scream at the sight of a wasp or a spider, you are displaying a very natural and human response.

Phobias and irrational fears are very common and the kinds of things you can fear are varied and often bizarre.

Some phobias I have been aware of in others include:

  • flying
  • spiders
  • wasps
  • snakes
  • dogs
  • buttons
  • seaweed

The list is endless – and while some of these may not have a significant impact on your day-to-day life … how often are you likely to see a snake?… some can be debilitating and limit your enjoyment of life. Many people would love to travel widely, but can’t because it would involve going on a plane, for example.

If you want to get over a phobia, you need to know 2 things:

  1. You learned the phobia incredibly quickly
  2. You can unlearn it just as quickly

You learned the phobia incredibly quickly

Phobias are usually learned accidentally when you have a bad experience that triggers a ‘fight or flight’ response. It’s an unconscious reaction that is there for good reason. When in danger your body may need to react more quickly than your conscious mind would allow. Once something triggers that adrenalin response your mind learns to always react the same way. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Mostly, in this modern age, it’s not.

You can unlearn them just as quickly

If you can learn something that quickly, that means it makes sense that you can unlearn it just as quickly. Neurolinguistic programming offers several incredibly effective techniques for removing phobias that can sometimes overcome the problem in just one or two hour sessions.
The process is safe and comfortable. Even relaxing. You don’t need to be exposed to the thing you fear. Everything is achieved in your imagination. How good would it feel to be free of your fears forever?