Fears are generally those things that you have experienced that you are afraid you will re-experience. Like getting into a car wreck and fearing it will happen again. Phobias are those things that you’re afraid of, that don’t stem from an actual incident. Like being afraid of snakes or spiders, even though when you’ve never had a negative experience with one.
In a very real way, your mind struggles to tell the difference between what is real and what is make-believe. Studies have shown that when we mentally think about a physical activity, our muscles become activated (albeit not always in a large way), in anticipation for having to perform the imagined activity. Athletes spend a lot of time thinking about their success and it has been proven that the more strongly the image of success, the more likely this success is to manifest. I say this because fears and phobias have a very real effect on both the mind and the body. Fears and phobias increase our blood pressure, stress, worry and can contribute to poor health, despite the fact that they’re generally all in your head. Because where the mind goes, our body follows.
Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help change the way you view fears and phobias so that you remove or eliminate the fears and phobias. Some examples: