Approximately one in ten people suffer from a phobia at some point in their life. Put simply a phobia is an extreme fear of a specific thing or situation (e.g. dogs, tunnels, bridges, water, spiders, socialising, flying, heights, small spaces, germs etc). In fact, a phobia may be developed around any number of themes depending on life experience and perceptions. The common element is that the fear is so strong for the individual, it causes extreme anxiety which results in the person avoiding being triggered at any cost.
When left unchecked phobias can control a persons choices and ultimately prevent them from having a bright and enjoyable life.
At Plenish Mind Health we can assist with changing patterns so phobias don’t negatively impact your quality of life. By unravelling the thoughts and beliefs associated with the phobia, we can learn new ways the approach the situation, leaving the problematic behaviours behind.