Phobia Cure Investigation

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					An irrational anxiety of an object, situation, or activity that you feel compelled to
avoid may be labeled as a phobia. It's common knowledge that phobias can impede
with our ability to function, affecting our capicity to work, socialize, and go about our
normal daily routines. From experience we also know that people with phobias can be
so devastated by their fear that they withdraw from the specific objects or situations,
because they give rise to those feelings of panic, dread, horror, or in some cases, even
sheer morbid terror.
  What causes a phobia?
  In every case the creation of the phobia can be tracked to a 'Significant Emotional
Event' in which the person links the phobia trigger to the negative feeling. The phobia
trigger could be an event, a situation or a specific object. At some deep emotional
level what seems to happen is that it becomes interlinked and neurologically linked or
'anchored' to the emotion. This anchoring process is something that we naturally use
to remember memorable events. For example, you could hear a piece of music and
instantly be transported back to a time, place or event in your life that was meaningful.
This is a positive anchor at work, and we all have thousands of them stored in our
unconscious minds. A phobia is simply an extreme version of an anchor linked to a
negative emotion.
  Anchors are easy to create. In a well known experiment, Martin Seligman an
American psychologist linked a small electric shock to certain images. Only two to
four shocks were enough to create a negative anchor or phobia to images of spiders or
snakes, while a much larger series of shocks was needed to prompt a neurological link
to images of flowers. The major elements are the intensity of the experience, in this
instance the pain of the shock and the number of repetitions needed to create the link.
  When faced with a real-life extreme experience it is much easier to create a phobia
in just one important emotional event. That's because our mind learns very quickly in
intense situations - you only have to touch a naked flame once to realise that it's not
something you wish to repeat.
  Exactly how is a Phobia Stopped?
  Well the good news is that the 'anchors' that neurologically link phobias to situations
or events can be easily disconnected. There are a number of well proven ways of
doing this some of which have been well publicised. The Phobia Free Therapy was
publicly put to the test by The Daily Mail and Women's Own as part of a British
national press investigation. The Phobia Free Therapy, which included an mp3
therapy used in conjunction with a guide book that the client works though, was used
to ameliorate a 30 year old needle phobia in less than two hours. Should you want to
read the coverage for yourself it's featured on the talkingcures.org site. The conclusion,
apart from the success of the process was that it works without the need to see a
phobia therapist.
  Should you wish to visit someone then there are two well proven techniques to
remove phobia. Firstly, Time Line Therapy demonstrated online by talkingcures.org is
a procedure that has very high success rate in dealing with phobia. It's popular
because the client does not have to relive any of their traumatic experiences before the
anchors are disconnected. Secondly, the Fast Phobia Cure a technique developed by
Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP has proven it's effectiveness over the last few
decades and is the basis of many phobia treatments.
  Research indicates that phobias can be created easily and removed just as easily -
irrespective of how long or how intense the emotions associated with it. So why wait
any longer to be phobia free, after all what have you got to lose, except that old dread.
  Two excellent techniques that are proven to end panic attacks are the Panic Away
programme which has a video or click on the link and listen to a sample from my own
Stop Anxiety Now audio therapy. Whatever you decide, I hope you find a solution.
Jim Brackin

				
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