How Do Phobias Develop?
In most cases, a phobia develops in childhood, although it may not be apparent until many years later. When you are a child, you are very busy learning to stay safe. You are carefully watching everything other people are doing (especially parents and people in positions of authority) and copying them. If one of these role models shows a fear of something then you are quite likely to copy this as well - very useful since it passes on beneficial fears through the generations. Unfortunately, it can also pass on phobias in the same way since you are not to know that there is nothing to fear in a common house spider, or from standing on a chair.
Another cause of phobias is an incident occurring where you build an association between the event and something bad. As an example, imagine you are watching a TV show with a particular actor prominent on the screen and a car crashes into your house, destroying the wall where you were sitting and almost killing you. The image in your mind when the crash happened would have been the actor and it is quite possible that in later years you would feel fear every time he or she is on the TV. You would probably be completely unaware of the association, just have a fear of the actor for no real reason.What Types Of Phobias Are There?
There is quite a good website at http://www.phobialist.com that lists many phobias.How Can Hypnotherapy Help Get Rid Of A Phobia?
What Should I Do?
If you are one of the millions of people with a phobia, and you would like to live life without it, then call me on 07964 262 288 (leave a message and I will call you back if you get my voicemail) and book an appointment so you can rid yourself once and for all of the phobia.