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Fear and Phobia

Fears make us mindful and alert. Fear indicates a danger and warns us to be careful. However, there are limiting fears that have their origin somewhere in the distant past that hinder and limit our behavior to act. These fears no longer serve us as adults and yet, because the subconscious mind cannot differentiate, we approach a situation with the same amount of caution as when the situation was a threat.

For a child, it makes sense to avoid a situation that triggers fear. As an adult, however, we have other resources to avoid a situation that no longer require fear. With Psych-K it is possible to identify the fears that keep us from attaining our goals. Once the beliefs have been identified, we can then transform them to life affirming and positive beliefs which override the self-limiting ones that no longer serve us.

Case

A woman visited my practice with a fear of spiders (Arachnophobia). The spiders she was afraid of were described as big, black, hairy and mighty. Throughout the session, it became evident to me that there was a direct relationship between her fear of spiders and to men.

We finally came to the core of the problem. It turned out that this client was sexually assaulted as a child by a man who wore gloves, which she associated with spiders. We were able to separate and dissociate spiders from men to then treat each of the two as separate entities. We could then find the underlying issues behind each experience and balance those beliefs to healthy and constructive ones. After the session was over, I asked if I could show her a picture of a spider; she had no problems with it anymore.