Phobia’s create a state inside us that we would expect to ‘protect’ us if we were to be experiencing a normal fear.
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We would want to feel some or all of the above if we were faced with a traumatic, maybe life threatening situation and we would endorse a temporary physical feeling for a while, if it made us feel so awful that it put us on ‘red alert’ and made us aware of danger – we would be happy to rely on that ‘sixth sense’ to protect us and the ‘fight or flight’ default switch could switch itself on.
However, the potential of a dangerous situation that the sub-conscious mind thinks may happen can be disproportionate to reality.
If you have experienced a mild reaction to a situation, you may have the worry in the back of your mind that it can happen again, but on a far greater scale.
Then the phobia (the natural fear that is out of control) takes over and you may want to avoid the situation completely.
This avoidance can be comforting as it is generally stress, worry and anxiety free.
This can lead to feeling empty and unfulfilled as the avoidance mechanisms become practiced habits and techniques.
For some. they are encouraged by others to face their phobia with the naive belief that ‘facing the fear’ (phobia) will solve the problem.
Of course the sub-conscious mind will just work harder to provide extra protection and in many cases, will present the symptoms associated with panic and anxiety attacks.
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