Cure Fear Of Cats
There are many people on earth who suffer from fear of cats. They may choose to keep dog, rabbits or ferrets as pets, but not cats in any way.
Such people who have cat fear cannot even bear the sight of the creature. They just gasp for breath, become hysteric and tend to sweat a lot.
Being afraid of felines is not very uncommon. People don't discuss about this phobic condition in details but it is there, affecting a larger section of the society. Some people take cat phobia for granted.
For them there is nothing to be afraid of cats for the creature does not fall under the category of ferocious animal. Cats are generally considered as cute, cuddly, soft and pets to be caressed.
They don’t bark, they don't attack and so what is there to be so much afraid of these creatures.
People who have fear of cats can't really explain what exactly they find terrifying about cats. It may be so that when they were young they probably had a bad incident regarding felines. May be you as a toddler was not aware of how to handle cats.
Thus, your unintentional abusive attitude may have forced the cat give you a scratch or produce a warning hiss. Now, this was enough for you to have a fear of cats at the core of your heart for the rest of your life.
Sometimes, you may inherit the fear of felines from your parents. From childhood they keep on telling you not to go near cats because they are dangerous animals. Some people may hate cats because of hygiene reasons.
They think cats are dirty and they go on spreading furs, which can cause serious illness. In this case, the reason seems obvious but not to the extent of having relentless panic attacks.
You may get rid of cat phobia with the help of professionals but you should always remember that self-help is the best help.
Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia and Galeophobia are some of the names by which fear of cats is known.
Some of the common symptoms of this phobic condition are:
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular or uneven heartbeat
- Rapid breathing
- An all the more feeling of fright and alarm
- Nausea and queasiness
In most cases the severity of the phobic condition differs from one person to another and it greatly depends the kind of phobic state the person is suffering from.
Often some drugs are recommended to treat fear of cats, but these medicines always come with side effects and withdrawal symptoms. Moreover, drugs cannot cure a phobic condition. They can only suppress the side effects of the ailment temporarily.
How to get rid of your fears
Can self-help NLP techniques enable you to get rid of fear of cats? Yes they really can. NLP self-help technique is definitely a make believe procedure. It helps you to transform your “mental construct” and encourages you to live for a better cause in life.
After you have been psychologically reprogrammed, you no longer feel like running away just on having a sight of a cat.
Do not ever let fear of cats haunt you for it is just an exaggerated belief. Treat the condition successfully with self help NLP techniques today.
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Posted by Jan Heering
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