We are all born with two phobia- heights and loud noises, the rest we pick up along the way. So it is suggested if phobias are learnt they can be forgotten again. Some of us may hardly even be aware of our phobias, but for others our phobias can take over our lives, stopping us being able to live the way we want to. There are options in terms of curing your phobia or making it less prominent, it’s just a case of researching and finding out what your options are and what’s best for you.
Medication To Cure Your Phobia
Although medication cannot cure a phobia, it can help you live with your phobia. There are several options when it comes for medication for phobias, including- Anti-depressants, sedatives and beta blockers. All of these drugs work in a way to reduce the amount of anxiety you feel when faced with your fear. They cannot make your phobia go away, and they shouldn’t be a long term option, but they can make living with your phobia a little easier.
Hypnotherapy for phobias involves entering your subconscious to change the way you think and banish negative feelings and attitudes. This method is considered the best choice for the long term. Hypnotherapy not only helps get rid of your phobia initially, but for a life time. You can live phobia free without having to take medication or constantly work on making your phobia better. Whilst medication is a quick fix option, it is not advised that you rely on this method for a long period of time. Hypnotherapy provides better results with a 90% success rate and allows you to stay medication free.
Cognitive therapy is the practice of teaching yourself to think and feel differently about your phobia in order to overcome it. It can be self taught or you can seek professional help to ensure you turn your thought pattern around. If you do decide to practice cognitive therapy you will need to understand what it is that causes or triggers your negative thinking and phobia. Once you have done this you will be able to recognise when you start to think or feel in a certain way and correct yourself. Eventually you should begin to naturally think and feel the way you want to without having to correct yourself. It can be a very long process and to do it alone you have to be very disciplined to see good results.
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Eilidh MacRae is writing on behalf of Fix My Mind and would reccomend them for hypnotherapy for phobias.