Are you terrified at even the thought of something? Spiders, injections, flying, heights, crowds, confined spaces? Does the fear manifest itself into physical symptoms? Does the fear of your fear prevent you from doing certain things or going to certain places?
Phobias and panic attacks are intense fears and stress reactions which occur as a response to very specific triggers. They often stem from a single and highly traumatic experience and are your emotional body’s way of trying to keep you safe. The irony is that the panic and terror can reduce your ability to take appropriate action – actually putting you in far more danger.
Unlike ‘exposure therapy’ (that puts a person into the situation that they are reacting to until they can manage their emotions or, perhaps, develop a phobia of psychologists!) my approach is to work with the source of the reactions and is designed to be as comfortable as possible at all times. It will help you to have the benefits of awareness without the negative consequences. You may not actually like the thing you used to dread but you will have regained a sense of perspective and have more choices available to you.