phobias

Get Rid of Phobias Naturally

Phobias are fears that significantly impact an individual’s ability to function properly. They are irrational fears of specific objects and situations and can prevent an individual from being able to function in any capacity. In some cases the phobia is rational, but in others there may be no logical reason behind the fear. In all cases the fear is excessive and exaggerated and prevents the sufferer from being able to behave normally.

 

How do I know if I have a phobia?

  • Developing safe places where they feel safe and secure
  • Developing safe people with whom they are comfortable and feel they can depend.
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoidant behavior

 

How did I get phobias?

  • Direct experience is probably the greatest cause of phobias. A dog bite, being trapped in an elevator, experiences like this can bring on certain phobias.
  • False alarms in which people have negative experiences such as a panic attack during an activity. For example having a panic attack while on an elevator could cause a fear of elevators.
  • Observation of others suffering from a traumatic event can cause a phobia. For example, a child doesn’t have to be attacked by a dog to be afraid of them. They could simply see a friend or relative attacked and develop the phobia that way.
  • Being told repeatedly that something is dangerous can cause a phobia.

 

How can I treat a phobia?

  • Psychotherapy is the primary way to get help for phobias. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the primary form of psychotherapy used to help those with phobias recover.
  • Relaxation techniques are key to controlling the panic and anxiety attacks that can plague individuals with phobias. Deep breathing, meditation and muscle relaxation are a great way to start.
  • St. John’s Wort can be taken to help lower anxiety levels.
  • Valerian will help to control anxiety.
  • Remember to be positive and take small steps when working on over coming your phobias.
  • Educate yourself so that you can take steps in regaining control.
  • Lemon or lime juice can help control the dizziness from anxiety attacks.
  • Aromatherapy using bergamot, chamomile, geranium, jasmine, juniper, or lavender can help to calm you.
  • Make sure you eat regularly as low blood sugar can make these problems worse in most people.
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