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A phobia is an irrational fear that is persistent, excessive or unreasonable which is sparked by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation.  This can be virtually anything; flying, heights, animals, insects, injections, seeing blood - the list is endless!  When we are exposed to any phobic stimulus, our "fight or flight" response kicks in, provoking an immediate anxiety response and we experience feelings such as:

  • sweating palms,

  • palpitations,

  • increased heart rate,

  • shaking or trembling,

  • shortness of breath

  • choking

  • dizziness, feeling unsteady, light headed or faint

  • numbness or tingling sensations

  • chest pain or discomfort

  • fear of losing control

Phobias are a result of the brains emotional response to "unconscious pattern matching" in the same way as trauma and PTSD are.

As a Human Givens therapist, I can help to:

  • teach you how to relax deeply

  • unhook the intense emotion felt by the original trauma, turning it into a normal memory by using the "Rewind technique"

  • wipe out the intense feelings of fear experienced from the phobic object or activity

  • teach you how the emotional brain is wired and how and why, due to unconscious pattern-matching, trauma develops

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