What’s your phobia? What is it that you have an irrational fear of? Just about everyone has a small handful of them, and when they reach the point of interfering with your life – that’s the time to do something about it!
A phobia is defined as an inordinate fear, and there is a whole list of them, from Ablutophobia (fear of bathing) to Zoophobia (fear of animals).
Some, like leukophobia (fear of the colour white); venustraphobis (fear of beautiful women) and arachibutyrophobia (fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth) may seem a tad extreme but around 6% of adults suffer from phobias that dominate their lives in some way.
One study undertaken on a random group of people regarding travel phobias showed that 1 in 50 cannot travel on the underground and 1 in 60 cannot travel by aeroplane. Just over 50% of those questioned said they would not use the Channel Tunnel. (this study was done just before the Channel Tunnel opened).
Such a fear of flying, or travelling by car or train, could certainly clip your metaphorical wings. A fear of making business presentations or meeting new people could seriously damage your promotional prospects.
And any one of the many phobias related to bodies, sex and relationships could make life very miserable indeed.
Sometimes there is a clear, obvious source of the fear. Perhaps you were bitten by a dog as a child and as an adult you are still afraid of dogs. Or maybe the family home burned down and you still have a fear of fire. Perhaps your primary school teacher laughed at you when you forgot the poem you had to recite, or your first girlfriend laughed at your inexperienced fumblings: it doesn’t take much more than that to make an impression on the unconscious that says, “not doing that again!”
Sometimes the root cause is not so obvious, and we have to trace the root cause back further, perhaps even to a previous lifetime. The mountain of evidence that supports this course of action grows year on year, with new case studies providing yet more proof that, improbable as it sounds to some, past life experiences – especially traumas – can and do impact our current existence.
An irrational fear of the sea can often be traced to drowning while on a voyage; frigidity may go back to a vow of chastity taken centuries ago. Strange birthmarks have been shown to correlate to wounds received in a previous life – and have disappeared once the incident has been uncovered and dealt with.
The root cause of the irrational fear can almost always be found, wherever and whenever it was, and can almost always be resolved. That means that, in the here and now, you will be free of that residue and can move on with more confidence and freedom to enjoy your life to the full.
Ready to tackle your particular fear or phobia?
Then call me now on 07597 020 512 or complete the email form on this website.
I live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, also in Haywards Heath.
I look forward to hearing from you!