Irrational fears lead to symptoms of anxiety & unhealthy apprehensions
Being fearful of a possibly dangerous situation is normal and healthy. Being careful when you drive or handling hot food is derived from fear of harm and helps to protect you from dangers. However, if you become so fearful of being in a car you refuse travel by car; now it has become a phobia.
Phobias are irrational fears which lead to symptoms of anxiety and unhealthy apprehensions. There many different phobias from fear of germs to fear of open spaces. It can be looked upon as a “mistake in learning’. You have become unreasonably fearful over a situation which does not require an intense level of fear. The needless fear becomes habit and a full blown phobia. There is no logic to phobias. Statistically flying is much safer than driving. Nonetheless, there are many people who have severe phobias related to air travel.
The good news is anyone can reframe a phobia to feel comfortable and safe with the situation associated with the unreasonable fear.
The treatment for phobias is short term and quite effective.
Contact us to find out how to resolve a phobia and feel comfortable in the situation related to the phobia.
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