Information On Phobia

Information on phobia symptoms:
breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.

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The Cause Of Phobia

Experts believe that phobia is caused by a combination of biological and environmental factors, much like other disorders, such as heart disease and diabetes. However, several years ago, a psychologist specializing in phobias made an amazing discovery.

He kept up-to-date with all the leading therapies. And he tried them all. And no matter what therapy modality he tried, the cure rate of phobias was less than 5%. Oh sure, patients made progress. But it was only incremental. And therapy took years, not months.

Then he made an amazing discovery and his ability to eliminate phobia soared to over 80%

What was the discovery?

Here it is, and it is called The Discovery Statement:

"The cause of all negative emotions
is a disruption in the body's energy system."

Note what he didn't say. He didn't say that it was in your thoughts, habits, beliefs, strategies or any other thing (although they do play a factor). Those are "the branches".

The energy system is "the root". And from this root the field of Energy Psychology was born.

Information On Phobia Treatment

Phobia is real, serious and treatable.

The vast majority of people with an phobia can be helped with professional care. Success of treatment varies with the individual. Some people may respond to phobia treatment after a few months, while others may take a year or more. This is starting to change with Energy Psychology. Phobia treatment times are proving to be significantly shorter at the same time being more effective.

Phobia Treatment is sometimes complicated by the fact that people very often have more than one phobia, or suffer from depression or substance abuse. This is why treatment must be tailored to the individual.

Although phobia treatment is individualized, there are several standard approaches that have proven to be effective. Therapists will use one, or a combination of these therapies.

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Behavior Therapy - Information On Phobia Treatment
The goal of Behavior Therapy is to modify and gain control over unwanted behavior. The individual learns to cope with difficult situations, often through controlled exposure to them. This kind of therapy gives the individual a sense of having control over their life. However, it is not the most effective intervention or therapy. And it can be very uncomfortable at times.

Cognitive Therapy - Information On Phobia Treatment
The goal of Cognitive Therapy is to change unproductive or harmful thought patterns. The individual examines his feelings and learns to separate realistic from unrealistic thoughts. As with Behavior Therapy, the individual is actively involved in his own recovery and has a sense of control.

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) - Information On Phobia Treatment
Many therapists use a combination of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies. This is often referred to as CBT. One of the benefits of these types of therapies is that the patient learns recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.

Relaxation Techniques - Information On Phobia Treatment
Relaxation Techniques help individuals develop the ability to more effectively cope with the stresses that contribute to phobia, as well as with some of the physical symptoms of phobia. The techniques taught include breathing re-training and exercise.

Hypnotherapy – Information On Phobia Treatment

Hypnotherapy helps people reprogram subconscious "programs" that may be part of phobia. When these programs are "de-bugged" the symptoms of phobia often are minimized. However, some people don't like the feeling of loss of control in allowing someone else to play with their personal "software". Also, the skill of hypnotherapists seems to vary widely.


Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) – Information On Phobia Treatment

NLP is basically the study and practice of how we create our reality. From the NLP viewpoint, phobia is the result of programs or "constructs" that we have created that don't work very well. With NLP, these constructs are revealed and "re-programmed" so that the phobia is minimized and often eliminated. Usually the interventions are quite rapid and effective. They are also sometimes rather complex and can be difficult to use in self-help situations.


Energy Psychology – Information On Phobia Treatment

Energy Psychology is emerging as the best of all therapies for phobia and fears because in studies it is shown to be rapid, safe, effective and long-lasting. It is based on a theory and practice that has been around for a couple of thousand years. It has the same foundation or roots as acupuncture, except in this case there are no needles used. You could call it emotional acupuncture - without the needles. Recent scientific studies have shown it to be very effective.

There are a lot of advantages to this method. First, it combines the benefits of all the above phobia treatment therapies.

  • You quickly and easily change your behaviors.
  • You are active in your own recovery.
  • You are in control.
  • Your thought patterns change, often very quickly.
  • You are able to relax.
  • You develop skills and techniques that are useful for a lifetime in all situations.

Second, it is the most economical therapy. Fewer phobia treatment sessions are required, and the therapy is proving to be long lasting, usually permanent.

Third, you can get help right away. Often the phobia treatment therapy can be conducted over the phone, saving time and expense. Also, it is more private. You call from a location convenient, comfortable and private for you.

Fourth, unlike the other above methods, often people can be helped measurably without the aid of a therapist. Often you can treat yourself by learning simple phobia treatment protocols.

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