Almost every person has irrational fears about something, which evoke their fear response.. However, sometimes fear may become extreme causing anxiety, and hence,interfering with normal life of the affected person. Although phobias may be devastating,it is important to realize that they can be overcome. With the help of a psychologist who employs therapeutic approaches which help in breaking from your phobias and begin to live without fears. Although phobia is uncontrollable and almost everyone has something that they fear, however, if it causes extreme anxiety affecting an individual’s routine, it advisable to seek professional assistance.
I have had experience with a workmate who was extremely terrified of flight. Unfortunately, her job required her to travel regularly and this was making it hard for her. Weeks before her flight, she would start feeling anxious and would even vomit after boarding. Once in the plane, her heartbeat would increase drastically and become uncomfortable. She experienced uncontrollable fear while her experience would worsens with every flight.
If phobia is severe and causes uncontrollable anxiety and panic, it is always advisable to seek treatment. However, the first step towards healing is accepting the problem and committing to face it in a regulated set up. Therapy has proven effective and an individual may experience improvement after attending several sessions. Treatment may not necessarily come from a professional; however, sharing personal experience may build confidence and reduce fear. In addition, if phobia persists, it is recommended to seek help from a psychologist. Such professionals would understand the problem better and suggest the best approaches to overcome phobias.
Phobia is a common occurrence among human beings.. It creates extreme fear and anxiety, which sometimes may make an individual act irrationally. However, a person can deal with instances of phobia by acknowledging the situation and understanding the triggers. However, if such an approach does not work; hence, it is advisable to seek professional guidance from a psychologist.