Using NLP as a phobia cure or to reduce phobias is being considered by more and more people. The wish to overcome what to others may be silly, illogical or inconceivable cannot be expressed enough. A phobia cure can infinitely improve someone’s life and in turn those who are impacted by their phobia.
NLP phobia cure can be used to get rid of your worst fears such as social phobia, the fear of being judged by others, speaking in public, the fear of being alone or isolated, fear of people or the company of people and the fear of hospitals.
In order to help we hope that the definition and description of phobias below will explain just what a phobia is. In his video interview Paul McKenna explains using NLP as a phobia cure.
Understanding Phobias can help you find a phobia cure
- specific phobias (formerly called “simple phobias”)
- social phobia
As its name suggests, a specific phobia is the fear of a particular situation or object, including anything from airplane travel to dentists. Found in one out of every 10 Americans, specific phobias seem to run in families and are roughly twice as likely to appear in women. If the person rarely encounters the feared object, the phobia does not cause much harm. However, if the feared object or situation is common, it can seriously disrupt everyday life. Common examples of specific phobias, which can begin at any age, include fear of snakes, flying, dogs, escalators, elevators, high places, or open spaces.
People with social phobia have deep fears of being watched or judged by others and being embarrassed in public. This may extend to a general fear of social situations—or be more specific or circumscribed, such as a fear of giving speeches or of performing (stage fright). More rarely, people with social phobia may have trouble using a public restroom, eating in a restaurant, or signing their name in front of others.
Social phobia is not the same as shyness. Shy people may feel uncomfortable with others, but they don’t experience severe anxiety, they don’t worry excessively about social situations beforehand, and they don’t avoid events that make them feel self-conscious. On the other hand, people with social phobia may not be shy-they may feel perfectly comfortable with people except in specific situations. Social phobias may be only mildly irritating, or they may significantly interfere with daily life. It is not unusual for people with social phobia to turn down job offers or avoid relationships because of their fears.
Agoraphobia is the intense fear of feeling trapped and having a panic attack in a public place. It usually begins between ages 15 and 35, and affects three times as many women as men—about 3% of the population.
An episode of spontaneous panic is usually the initial trigger for the development of agoraphobia. After an initial panic attack, the person becomes afraid of experiencing a second one. Patients literally “fear the fear,” and worry incessantly about when and where the next attack may occur. As they begin to avoid the places or situations in which the panic attack occurred, their fear generalizes. Eventually the person completely avoids public places. In severe cases, people with agoraphobia can no longer leave their homes for fear of experiencing a panic attack.
People who have a specific phobia that is easy to avoid (such as snakes) and that doesn’t interfere with their lives may not need to get help. When phobias do interfere with a person’s daily life, a combination of psychotherapy and medication can be quite effective.
NLP Phobia Cure
In this NLP video, Paul Mckenna demonstrates phobia cure using NLP techniques.
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