Fears & Phobias

Phobia Treatment

The most effective phobia treatment

Hypnotherapy has been proved to be the best permanent way to get rid of your phobia. Whether you have a phobia of a specific thing or situation, or a more complex phobia such as agoraphobia orclaustrophobia, hypnosis will get rid of your phobia for good.

What is a phobia?

Every phobia is really just a particular type of anxiety – you feel very strong fear in certain situations, or when faced with a particular object. The body responds to this fear by giving you a shot of adrenalin. It may feel very similar to a panic attack. You may well go to great lengths to avoid the thing you have a phobia of and this can really get in the way of you living your life.

How is a phobia caused?

No-one is born with a phobia. A phobia is a learnt behaviour. Your mind and body learn to associate the object of your phobia with feelings of anxiety, panic and disgust. Maybe you’ve been told something is horrific, or dangerous, or perhaps you’ve seen someone else react with panic to that thing. Once your body is used to giving you a shot of adrenalin in that situation, chances are it will do it next time, too. Suddenly you have a phobia!

Contrary to popular belief, most phobias are not caused by a single traumatic event, so don’t worry if you can’t remember why or when it started. The most important thing is not how it started but how to stop it!

A phobia can stop you from living your life to the full. Hypnosis is the most effective phobia treatment there is. It is quick, painless, and effortless and will set you free to enjoy your life again and do all the things you want to do, without fear.

The most common phobias

This list of phobias does not set out every single type of phobia – there are hundreds! – but gives examples of the most common types of phobia. If you have a phobia which isn’t on this list, please get in touch. If it’s not on the list it just means we haven’t had chance to write a page about it yet, not that we haven’t treated it! No matter how strange your phobia seems, chances are we have come across it before – fear of buttons, fear of even numbers, fear of the dark, triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), fear of socks worn too tightly, fear of loose hairs, fear of queuing, and fear of balloons are all phobias we have seen in the last 12 months. You may even think that your phobia is unusual, when in fact it’s very common. For example, fear of vomiting and sickness – emetophobia – is the fourth most common phobia in the world and is especially common in teenagers.

  • Social Phobia – shyness, or social anxiety
  • Aerophobia – fear of flying
  • Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
  • Emetophobia – fear of vomiting
  • Ornithophobia – fear of birds
  • Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public
  • Trypanophobia – fear of needles and injections
  • Claustrophobia – a fear of being trapped or of enclosed spaces, or of not being able to control things
  • Germophobia – fear of dirt or infection
  • Acrophobia – fear of heights
  • Odontophobia – fear of dentists
  • Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals
  • Carcinophobia – fear of cancer
  • Musophobia – fear of mice and rats
  • Pseudodysphagia, or Phagophobia – fear of choking, or swallowing
  • Tokophobia – fear of pregnancy and giving birth
  • Hypochondriasis – fear of illness

Phobia Information

For a more comprehensive list of irrational fears and phobias, click on the alphabetical links:

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Phobia Treatment in Manchester

For fast, safe, effective phobia treatment, call us at our south Manchester phobia clinic. If you are looking for hypnotherapy in south Manchester to cure a phobia, to break bad habits, help emotional problems such as jealousy and insecurity, for stress and anxiety, , or low self esteem, then look at the independent reviews. Go to any of the websites which list and give reviews of hypnotherapists (for examplewww.freeindex.co.uk – Google also displays reviews) and you will see that Pam and Claire have the top ratings for any hypnotherapists in the north or north west. If you would like further information about hypnosis in Manchester, for insomniaself esteem and confidencedepression, to lose weight, to stop nail biting, to help a phobia, or for any other problem, please call 07779 575 816 to book your free consultation now.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy to treat phobia in Didsbury, Manchester – convenient for Chorlton, Gatley, Cheadle, Altrincham and Hale, Stockport and all areas of south and central Manchester.