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When a tiny baby is born it has only two fears - Fear of Falling and Fear of loud noises.


These two fears are there to keep us safe, any other fears or phobias are learned behaviours, we have installed from watching others. 

The difference between a fear and phobia


A fear becomes a phobia when you have to change your lifestyle to manage it. A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear or dread aroused by a particular object or circumstance, to the point where it severely restricts your life.

When a tiny baby is born is born it only has two fears -

Fear of falling and Fear of loud noises.


The 10 most commonly reported phobias in the UK, according to a survey by Anxiety UK, are:

  • claustrophobia – fear of confined spaces

  • glossophobia - fear of public speaking

  • agoraphobia – fear of open public spaces

  • emetophobia – fear of vomiting

  • erythrophobia – fear of blushing

  • driving phobia – fear of driving

  • social phobia – fear of interacting with other people

  • hypochondria – fear of illness

  • aerophobia – fear of flying

  • arachnophobia – fear of spiders​

  • zoophobia – fear of animals​

As a mental toughness coach, I receive regular requests from clients to help with phobias and have successfully helped people to overcome the fear of heights, flying, spiders and going to the toilet in public areas. I use a variety of techniques including Neuro-linguisitc programming (NLP), Time-Line Therapy, Hypnosis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

If you would like to take back control of your life and overcome your fear / phobia please contact me

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