Phobia is a marked and persistent fear of a specific object or
situation (e.g., animals, bugs, heights, elevators, bridges,
flying, driving, seeing blood, receiving an injection, dentists,
crowds, stores) that is excessive, unreasonable, irrational, and
have a phobia, your anxiety response is cued or triggered by either
the presence of, or your anticipation of the feared object or
situation. Your anxiety response probably interferes with your
smooth functioning, productivity, and enjoyment of your life. You
probably have marked distress about having the phobia.
people who have a phobia, exposure to the phobic stimulus almost
always provokes an immediate anxiety response, which can take
the form of a situationally bound Panic Attack (DSM-IV-TR). As a
result, the phobic situations are avoided if at all possible, and if
exposure does occur, the situation is endured with intense anxiety
separate but related category of Phobia is called "Social Phobia".
If you have this condition, then you have a marked and persistent
fear of one or more social or performance situations in which you
are exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others
(DSM-IV-R). You fear that you will act in such a way that will be
humiliating or embarrassing.
all phobias as negative ways of coping that have become exaggerated
and have evolved in an attempt to reduce anxiety. My Hypnosis
approach to treating Phobias is to get to the root of the problem
and to treat the underlying anxiety as well to remove the underlying
fixed idea that, if violated, causes you to have an anxiety
conceptual approach often allows me, when working with you, to
start at the beginning, and change the initial response that
your later and more debilitating negative symptoms were built upon.
Thus, we can be very focused and goal directed. This allows us in
working together to "uncomplicate the problem" into workable
approach often brings some recognizable feeling of partial relief
from the intensity of your presenting symptoms very quickly. By
reframing your belief that you are trapped, we can establish the
possibility for new choices and change. This "untraps" your
"trapped" feelings and fears.
I use a
number of very effective Hypnosis techniques to help my patients
diminish their phobic anxiety, and eventually, be rid of their
phobia. These techniques include:
regression back to the origins of the phobia and reframing your
original responses back then.
regression to the origins of your subconscious fixed idea/s that,
if violated, cause you significant anxiety. This is followed by
reframing of these fixed ideas.
you Self Hypnosis for self relaxation, anxiety control, and as a
way to reinforce and imprint into your Subconscious Mind
post-hypnotic suggestions and various "Reframes" for improved
coping, greater self-confidence, and less fear.
you how to relax yourself so that you can feel more comfortable
and confident and resourceful, and helping you to build a memory
of those positive feelings that will allow you to feel relaxed and
unafraid for longer and longer periods of time. This new feeling
of relaxation will then become your feeling of choice and your
anxiety feelings will go away.
information to your Subconscious to help you better understand
which signals are dangerous, and which are not. This makes it
easier for you to discriminate on both a conscious and a
subconscious level. It also makes it easier for you to change the
way you feel and behave
be taught how to bring about a feeling of instant relaxation, with
your eyes open, without anyone knowing you are doing it. This
allows you to prevent panic before it even starts, when you may be
in a stressful situation.
Cognitive, Behavioral, Emotive, Sensory, and Imagery methods to
Systematically De-sensitize you to the objects and/or situations
to which you used to be phobic, so you no longer feel compelled to
avoid them, and can ultimately confront them with confidence.
Treatment is short-term. Length of treatment is typically two to
five visits lasting an hour each.
LONGER FEAR! CALL DR. EIMER (THAT'S ME!): 215-947-7867
(2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders --
Fourth Ed. Revised. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric
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