What are Common Fears and Phobias? Eliminate Them For Good!
"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown
What are you most afraid of? Maybe your phobia is of needles, heights or even dentists (one of mine!).
Perhaps just the thought of driving, being in a crowded elevator or flying makes your heart beat fast and palms sweaty.
Fears and phobias are more common than you might realize.
I was surprised to learn that according to the Institute of Mental Health (April 2015), the fear of public speaking is the number one fear in the world, beating fear of death and spiders.
People would rather die than speak in public! Other examples of common fears include the fears of darkness, thunder, and confined spaces.
What exactly defines a fear or phobia?
Fear is something we are scared of, and a phobia is an illogical fear.
I recall my university friend Becky, who had a fear of sharks. If she ever came across a picture of a shark in a magazine, she used to scream out loud and immediately throw the magazine out of her hands, as if the shark was right in front of her.
This is what makes the phobia illogical. The shark is not in front of her and yet her experience is as if the shark is in front of her.
She is not even in the sea, and yet she feels as though the shark is right next to her.
“Just because you have a fear or a phobia does not mean you have to live with it.”
Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri (PhD)
What if you could let go of all that fear that is holding you back from doing the things that you really love?
Eliminating even the scariest of phobias is now possible through EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques).
EFT gets to the root cause of the fear or what is holding you back and eliminates it from there.
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What is EFT Tapping And How It Heals?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past-trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.
Once fear takes hold over you, it can cripple you from taking action.
Just Imagine your dream was to become a leader or someone in an upper management position in your organization, and it was a requirement for you to hold constant meetings and even speeches, however, you had a fear of speaking in front of a crowd or a gathering.
Pop! there goes your dream.
Just because you let your fear take over you.
It does not allow you to move forward and take action to achieve your goals and dreams.
Studies show that a Fear of Public Speaking is rated highest among people(1).
"Glossophobia, or a fear of public speaking, is a very common phobia and one that is believed to affect up to 75% of the population. Some individuals may feel a slight nervousness at the very thought of public speaking, while others experience full-on panic and fear."
There are hundreds of stories showing how after attending the EFT Training, fear was eliminated. Some of these liberating stories are given below.
37 Year Old Fear of Gas Cylinders Gone
I had a fear of gas cylinders. I wasn’t very sure where the fear had come from. It was so serious that if I saw cylinders in tempos or trucks I’d freeze. The hissing sound of gas would get me into cold sweats. Even at home, I never used to receive the delivery of the cylinder or changed it myself. I decided to attend EFT with Dr Rangana.
I never imagined that this fear was related to an incident when I was just 1 year old. Then after 37 years, 12 minutes of the EFT fears and phobias process changed all of that. I ended up hugging the cylinder. After the seminar on reaching home, I changed the gas cylinder for the first time in 37 years. I have never feared gas cylinders ever since. Getting free from this fear has also opened up other areas of my life.
Overcame My Panic Attacks And Experienced Peace
I’ve had panic attacks many times. I didn’t expect one to come up during the EFT reunion day.
I slowly calmed down and I felt my muscles relax as Rangana continued the tapping and the other delegates helped me with grounding and holding the healing space. I felt most grateful for their help, not knowing that the best part was yet to come! As we did more tapping during the day and worked with EFT, a total shift happened within me.
While tapping, I felt I was going back to a time where the fear first came up. Time seemed to freeze as I felt all fear melt away. For a moment I felt like there was nothing there – no thoughts, no emotions. It felt like I was reborn as a totally new person. The first emotion that came up after that was love, total love for myself and this is something I haven’t experienced before.
This love hasn’t left me from that moment and I feel like a child willing to discover life for the first time.
Gained Freedom From Phobia Of Confined Spaces
Marie Christie, overcomes fear of confined places and easily gets into a cupboard and is comfortable the door being closed after only 15 minutes of EFT during the 3 day EFT Seminar.
Overcame Claustrophobia And Was Able To Crouch Under A Table
Nihal was able to get over claustrophobia after the section on how to clear fears and phobias during a 3 day EFT Training in Hyderabad
Eliminated Fear Of Public Speaking
Uma Anguraj overcame her fear of public speaking and speaks from the heart to the EFT class at the end of the fears and phobias sessions. Way to go Uma!
So what is holding you back from living your life?
Fears and phobias are common among people, but they shouldn't prevent you from experiencing a full life.
In Summary, while it can seem scary to tackle a phobia, it can be a very liberating experience once it no longer controls your life. With EFT, you can finally face and release your fear, once and for all taking back your power.
1. Psycom - Glossophobia (Fear of Public Speaking): Are you Glossophobic?
Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please do seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.
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