There isn’t a person in the world who has made his or her way into adulthood without experiencing at least one or two irrational fears. Most of us have a handful of them that will put us on edge or make us jumpy – spiders, for example. However, irrational fears can become severe enough that they can start to cause life-disrupting anxiety, at which point they are called phobias.
Though phobias can be painful and paralyzing, they can be both managed and fully healed.
If you have a phobia, the odds are that you know that it isn’t a rational fear, but the struggle is that you aren’t able to control the feelings that you are experiencing. Anxiety can build simply from thinking about the situation or object of which you have a phobia. If you should ever be exposed to it, you experience automatic and overwhelming fear.
Self Help or Professional Help for Self Help for Fears & Phobias?
If you feel that you have a phobia or another type of overwhelming fear that is impacting your daily life, I recommend that you speak with a professional. One of the best ways to overcome a phobia is to understand it. Understanding will typically come from delving into some of your deep seated beliefs, many of which you don’t even know you have.
A professional can assist you in building that understanding, as well as to learn coping techniques and other methods that you can practice on your own.
I Can Help
Phobias are common, and having one does not mean that you are crazy. These fears are very treatable. It is possible for you to gain freedom from your anxiety and your fears, regardless of how severe they may feel right now. Please contact me now for a free consultation and let’s talk about your fears and how I can help.