What's keeping you stuck?
People with phobias want relief. A phobia is an intense and persistent fear of certain things, situations, activities, or people. They try to avoid the feared subject at any cost. People with phobias can feel helpless to change their situation. Their often irrational fear can and sometimes does control their lives.
Phobias can be so severe that they interfere with daily life and can impact an individual’s relationships, job, and home life. When a phobia strikes, nausea, headaches, dry mouth, chills, vomit, and sweat can become companions.
When someone comes to me with a phobia, I look at their energy field. Often I notice an imbalance of one kind or another and attempt to clear it. Karma, energy blocks, psychic hooks all can play a part.
But more often, a phobia can be resolved by going back to the event that triggered the fear, in this life or another.
Clients are gently guided to descend deeper into their body to uncover lost or forgotten responses to events that instead of being experienced they were shuttered away.
Physical expressive movement can allow the body to finally release the expression that has been trapped in the body. Once released, often times the charge to the object associated with the phobia loses its hold over the person.
Where phobias come from
Phobias can be seen as an anxiety issue. It seems that certain objects like snakes, snails, and spiders have a predisposition to generate fear while other times objects like flowers and feet don’t seem as emotionally loaded, but can still impact some. Sometimes, public speaking, interviewing for a job, meeting a new person for a date can cause a phobic response.
Many point to a traumatic experience in childhood that linked an object to overwhelming fear, a sense of helpless, sadness, shame, etc. When a person experiences the trigger, the anxiety response is initiated.
The amygdala in the brain releases hormones into the body that puts the body into an “alert” state. They are ready to move, run, fight, etc. This defensive “alert” state is referred to in psychology as the “fight or flight response”.